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thanks perhaps will check this book out............


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The main message is -- lots of coconut oil to help you lose weight. And a moderate amount of protein. Essentially a high fat program.

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welcome.............
have not yet read this book as yet sounds rather interesting though.........
what is the main message of the book?




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I just joined this team but it doesn't look like it's very active. Has anyone read Dr. Bruce Fife's latest book -- the Coconut Ketogenic Diet? It takes lowcarbing and high fat to a whole new level and the diet seems very promising. Any comments?

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Let;s Remember our veterans today past & present!

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“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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Thank you, I'll go check it out ::)

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Dr. Oz 30 day Detox Diet...it is on his website when you do a search with that title. It comes with enough daily meal menues for more than the 30 days or you can make up your own once you read the do's and don'ts. He believes in the power of coconut in our everyday diet.

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Where did you find such a detox? I'd be interested in reading about it :)

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I'm committed to a 30 day detox and coconut is on the menu in most days!!!

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saw it on the news too............
so very interesting to see how things will turn out???!!!
will they listen to the people is the next question.........


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When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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I think that reading this news article might be of interest to some of you. www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/05/
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Very interesting what is happening in our food industry and farm lands!!

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I found out that olive oil is thermogenic, as is flax-seed oil. I am swearing-off of both this Summer--I've lost a few Summers to nearly getting into heat-exhaustion often. Already, I feel much better in the few hot days we have had.

So, I am joining the ranks of those using only coconut oil. emoticon

I still will use the whole flax seed, especially with a meal containing milk or canned foods. The whole seed absorbs the estrogen-like compounds without releasing the oil in human digestive tracts.

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great share........thanks


“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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wishing everyone....
all the blessings of Christmas
blessings and hugs...............lita


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When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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I just added coconut muffins recipe. Gluten free & dairy free

Body fat 11% for the show, off season body fat 15%


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Maybe this is too basic to mention, but we do virtually all of our cooking in coconut oil. We buy it in a 5-gallon drum from Tropical Traditions. It was @$250 when we reordered last month but you can get free shipping if you time it for one of their special offers - and it seems they always have some sort of "special" going on - and lasts us quite a while.

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Adding 1 tsp MCT oil with my meal before my workout. I got a high energy :)

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I'm just looking to see if anybody is posting in here. I am about to start taking CO again. I know it's great!

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Although I haven't posted here for a long time (and from the looks of it, neither has anyone else...) - BUT I'm still a fan of coconut oil. Not only do I like to use it as food, I also use it as a hair conditioner and face moisturizer. Quite by accident, I've discovered that it blends into smoothies fairly easy and it is a good way for me to get the 1-2 tablespoons a day that works best.

What is your secret for using coconut oil - want to share???

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For breakfast I added a cup of Coconut milk; as a dessert; for lunch;
a small dish of Coconut ice cream. And, last but not least; a 12 oz. can
of Coconut water! Do you think I am "Nuts for Coconuts"
LOL!

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Now available in regular grocery stores, organic virgin and organic regular coconut oil in glass jars. Reasonably priced too. So for those that have been out of this wonderful product, go check your local grocer.

I love seeing this trend towards health in the common man today!







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coconut water is not like soy milk, which can be made.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut_water

Coconut water is the clear liquid inside young coconuts (fruits of the coconut palm). In early development, it serves as a suspension for the endosperm of the coconut during their nuclear phase of development. As growth continues, the endosperm mature into their cellular phase and deposit into the rind of the coconut meat.[1] Coconut water has long been a popular drink in the tropics, especially in Southeast Asia, Pacific Islands, Africa, and the Caribbean, where it is available fresh, canned, or bottled.

Coconuts for drinking are carefully packaged and sold in many places. These are typically Asian coconuts whose outer green husk has been removed, and the remainder wrapped in plastic. Throughout the tropics they can be found sold by street vendors, often cut in front of customers to ensure the coconut water's freshness. Coconut water can also be found in ordinary cans, tetra paks, or plastic bottles (sometimes with coconut pulp or coconut jelly included). Bottled coconut water has a shelf life of 24 months.[citation needed]

In recent years, coconut water has been marketed as a natural energy or sports drink due to its high potassium and mineral content. Marketers have also promoted coconut water for having no fat and very low amounts of carbohydrates, calories, and sodium. However, marketing claims attributing tremendous health benefits to coconut water are largely unfounded.[2]

Unless the coconut has been damaged, it is likely sterile. There have been cases where coconut water has been used as an intravenous hydration fluid in some developing countries where medical saline was unavailable.[3]





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This doesn't answer your question Smidgon, but on another subject with coconut oil.

I take one cup of coconut oil, one teaspoon of Vitamin E oil, a few drops of a 100% oil fragrance and use an immersion blender to whip it up, makes a wonderful moisturizing oil/cream! Gets solid, but not as hard as plain coconut oil does in a cool room. I'm impressed with it!! I use it on my hands and my feet, also a little on the face, then blot it with a tissue.

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May I ask--
I have virgin coconut oil.
Does anyone know of any way to make your own Coconut Water?

I use coconut oil on my skin years ago. It incouraged a even sunscreen. I give it to my daughter who at the time was undergoing chemo. and then radition.
I recently purchased another bottle. Am using it on my skin after bathing.

Could I add it to milk for the coconut milk? I am new to using it other ways.

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just thought I would start up this topic again instead of opening a new one. I recently joined this team and have been using unrefined organic coconut in my food and tea or coffee. I am only using 1 to 2 teaspoons a day. I wondered if anyone has gone to restaurants and had coconut in their foods....such as indian food or thai food....and what do you recommend...
Since it is probably the refined coconut, I won't eat much but that is on our menu tonite for my husband's birthday so I thought I would ask for suggestions. I have lost 7 lbs since I started this coconut "diet" but I am also watching my food intake and exercising more....but I have more energy to do so. Have a good week.

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I can go exclusively coconut oil, too. I do, during some months. emoticon

For salads, I often take a former roommate's advice--"Eat salad with your fingers." Usually I don't use a dressing on my salads.

It is great to see that this team has grown!

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I use exclusively coconut oil for cooking and most things, although do use olive oil for salad dressing. Seldom use butter any more because I'd probably only use it on bread and since I don't do bread~~~ I love my eggs cooked in coconut oil!!

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I just have to say...

I was eating very clean for about 4-6 weeks there, no cheats at all, enjoying eggs with coconut oil almost every freaking day for breakfast. Then, with having to add a bunch of cardio into my workouts to prepare for my Navy assessment, I decided to switch to a higher-carb, lower fat diet.

FAIL!!!!

Wow, within a week I was hungry all the time, even though I was eating more calories, I was never satiated, and the sweet tooth that I didn't realize I had hit me with a vengeance.

I'm going to scramble my eggs in coconut oil for breakfast tomorrow morning, and I can practically taste how amazing it's going to feel.

P.S. I use refined coconut oil for the eggs since I think the coconut flavor is a little weird, but I LOVE adding a scoop of unrefined coconut oil or coconut butter to curry. Even my husband, an avid coconut-hater, thinks a good dollop of coconutty oil in curry is amazing.

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I have not been here much either. Here is a chart to compare butter and olive oil substitutions Maybe it is similar for coconut oil/buttrer
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
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I have been out of coconut oil for about 3 months--just barely using the last bit during this time.

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Hi how are all the coconuts doing?!! I haven't been on for a while so hope everyone is doing great!! loving c.o. in my morning smoothies!!! and under my eyes for wrinkle reduction. emoticon

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I tried a small serving of Coconut Bliss non dairy ice cream yesterday. It was fairly high in calories but worth every last one! Yummy!

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Has anyone tried this Organic Thai Crystalized Coconut Sap Sugar? You can check it out here
http://www.therawfoodworld.com/index.php
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Hey Laura,

I was just wondering about the coconut nectar - what are your thoughts about it?

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I FINALLY got two 750ml bottles of cold-pressed CO!! There is NOTHING like the 'real thing'!! I had forgotten how great unrefined CO tastes!! Well, I'm off to have a tablespoon in my oatmeal.......


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Today i buy Virgin Coconut Oil for eating pourpose. I do use coconut milk, dry coconut and coconut water. I use coconut oil for my hair and skin but never try to eat it. But i am going to start eataing in the morning with 1tbsp. every day for while. I use lots of fresh coconut in my food.

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going out tomorrow to buy coconut oil. Lamoura swears by it and so...........

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Good morning all!!

BTW - just found Nutiva CO on vitacost.com ...good price!! :-)

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i had just seen it today at the health food store. the coconut vinegar looks good on that website too. might have to try it on salads.

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That's an excellent question! I had never heard of coconut nectar. I have googled and it looks good. I'm gonna order some! All I can say about just about any sweetener is that they are moslty empty calories. I normally use stevia. But some things like granola bars NEED to have something sticky to make them stick together. I normally use honey, maple syrup or brown rice syrup.
I'm gonna order this Coconut Nectar though. Looks very interesting. Thanks!
www.coconutsecret.com/nectar2.html

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Is coconut nectar better for you than other sweeteners?

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The refridgerated coconut milk is really a coconut milk drink. It's basically watered down. The coconut milk in the can still has the fat in it. The fat in coconut milk is very healthy. But, some people may prefer the watered down stuff on cereal or whatever. The canned stuff is quite thick.

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When you talk about coconut milk, are you referring to the refrigerated kind or the canned kind that's always in the Asian food isle? What are the differences?

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Thanks so much, all!!

I will look these suggestions up and redirect some of my buying!

If you have any more - keep them coming! :-)

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I found the Nutivia at our Market of Choice,kind of like a small scale Whole Foods - it was about half the prize that Amazon charges for it.

I certainly do like it and to rub it on my hands, I smell like a faint fruit salad. It reminds me of some suntan lotion my daughters used to get, called Tropical something or another. I'll see about the Tropical Traditions, I've not seen that in the store here... I'll look online though when I need some again. The price sounds better than the Nutivia.

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I've used the Nutiva and like it, also check out Tropical Traditions online. Our co-op orders from them and I get a 32 oz jar for $12; I'm sure that's discounted, but maybe their price will be cheaper that WF.

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Hmmm... not sure because the stuff I get r=also really expensive.
I think someone posted that Nutiva is on sale through Amazon.

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Finally got to peruse some of the recipes FIT_ARTIST posted - thank you! They look so good!

I still haven't expanded into cooking lately with the coconut oil, but want to. Just a matter of thinking about it - and reaching for the CO instead of others..habits needing to be developed. But will keep working on that! :-) I love my smoothies so much I get satisfied with them and then just go on with my normal cooking habits the rest of the day! LOL! :-)

BTW - I'm paying about $16.00 for 16 oz of high quality CO from Whole Foods. Does anyone know of other brand that would be less expensive and still high quality? Any from online trustworthy source?

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Awesome! I wish I could get some fresh coconuts here.

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I am so excited to move! Currently I have about 24 inches of counter space to work with and that gets eaten up with the knife block and cutting board....forget the blender!
Moving into a cottage that has a huge kitchen, huge! and can't wait to get the blender out and use it! Looking forward to smoothie heaven soon -- very soon!
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I like the team name change - "Nuts for Coconuts" really sums it up.

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My TJ's had absolutely no coconut anything except that "low fat" (eh, watered-down) coconut milk. I was very disappointed. Right now I have Spectrum in a small jar. It's pretty expensive.

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Those coconut recipes look so good! Thank you, FIT_ARTIST for the coconut-icon, recipe link.

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coconut water is also a great base for smoothies. You have some nifty smoothie ideas also!

I also like to take my fruit from the freezer, like mango and banana chunks and make into a smoothie. It makes it nice an dthick just like using ice cubes.

YUM! Gonna go and have a smoothie now. lol

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I found xs energy drinks...though they have sucralose in them and caffeine in most - the flavors are so good - I use them as a base.

My favorite = I love cherry/chocolate..1 can - then add a couple of scoops or a packet of whey chocolate protein powder, a large serving spoon of coconut oil, a spoonful of cocoa powder, 2 packets truvia/stevia, touch of vanilla and a touch of almond extract...I also add a spoonful of DE(diatomaceous earth which has some great benefits as well), then blend adding cubes of ice one at a time = probably nearly 1 1/2 trays...not sure cup-wise what that is.

Although eliminating the chocolate for those who don't like it - and using vanilla protein powder instead of the chocolate - makes a really tasty cherry vanilla smoothie as well.
I also love the lemon..1 can - then add couple of scoops or a packet of whey vanilla protein powder, a large serving spoon of coconut oil, sometimes a spoonful of pineapple - or I add pineapple extract, and a touch of cocounut extract, 2 packets of truvia/stevia, sometimes a touch of vanilla extract as well, sometimes DE(diatomaceous earth..good health benefits), then blend adding cubes of ice one at a time = probably nearly 1 1/2 trays.

Sometimes with the lemon - I might add grapefruit drink flavoring...though it, too has sucralose...and I have to be careful or too much seems to hurt my joints!...the coconut oil, vanilla whey protein, lemon extract, and the ice...once in awhile the DE.

At any rate - you get the idea...and there may be some other energy drinks you enjoy, as well.

Some people who have more fruit - can add that and it really adds flavor! Frozen fruit is great, too! I just can't do that or I seem to have various issues crop up.

Let me repeat - I LOVE those coconut oil pieces in them!! :-)
Your smoothies sound yummy, too, FIT_ARTIST!! :-) and still lots healthier yet than mine!! I'm learning lots in this short time...and will try some of those suggestions, too!! Thanks!

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I make different types of smoothies all the time. I am currently not eating grain or dairy; dairy is not... eh hem... AGREEING with me right now. I used to love yogurt in my smoothies...
Todays smoothie is coconut milk, raw cacao, chocolate hemp protein powder, some other supplemental stuff like bee pollen, greens + bone builder...
If I hadn't had enough carbs today I would have added 1/2 a banana.

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Wow those smoothies sound great. What do you put in them? In the past I have used fruit, almond milk or yogurt, honey and ice. Thanks for the explanantion of the difference between coconut oil and butter. I was not able to find the butter today on my shopping excursion but got the oil and some yummy organic flaked coconut which I put on my salad for lunch.

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I'm a low carber too. I don't eat ANY grain or starches (except for an occasional sweet potato). Although I do eat fruit. Usually one fruit a day. Two if I'm priviledged. lol
I love coconut oil in my smoothies too. And, yeah.. I know what you mean about those tasty little bits. yummy! lol

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I'm glad you've got this site up and running! I've read about the benefits of coconut oil - and played with it some - love the taste...being with a group of people pursuing the use of it is great in my book! :-)

I'm a low carber - grains or fruit are usually more of a dessert or something small and special - when I'm on my plan. Several changes I've made in the last year - have begun helping me stick to my plan more consistently - and one of those is coconut oil!!

I've been making smoothies for about a month and figured out some that are low carb and tasty - with variety of ingredients - one of which is coconut oil. One of the smoothies, among other ingredients, has cocoa in it as well - and the result is some small pieces of coconut oil along with the cocoa tasting like "chocolate chips" as I work my way through the smoothie..love it! :-) It really helps if I'm having a day of chocolate cravings. And the smoothie has no sugar...I use truvia/stevia...to sweeten.

I have another smoothie that has a resulting lemon/coconut flavor - and the coconut oil is tasty in that one as well!! :-)

I use lots of ice in both smoothies - so the "ice cream" texture is met that I love.

Thanks for the explanation of difference between the coconut butter and the oil - That was new information and will come in handy!!

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Coconut butter still has the fibre intact. Coconut oil is extracted FROM the coconut meat, while coconut butter IS the coconut meat and the oil together.
Coconut butter has a slightly sweet taste, while the oil just tastes like coconut.
Make sense? I believe you could use the coconut butter in recipes just like coconut oil, although, I would fry with coconut oil. Coconut butter can be warmed and softened, it doesn't get that liquid-runny consistency that coconut oil does.

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I have a question and pardon me if it's redundant. What is the difference between coconut oil and coconut butter? What would you use coconut butter for? Thanks

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No. it doesn't. In fact it's better to leave it out at room temperature. It's extremely shelf stable. Minimum shelf life of 2 years. Has been know to last 5 years.

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Does coconut oil need to be refrigerated?



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Laura thanks for the info. Can't wait to do some shopping tomorrow.

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I have the coconut creamer by SO Delicious and there is no fat in it. emoticon Oh well! Maybe one day I will get used to the real coconut milk taste in my coffee (which I really shouldn't be drinking anyway, but that is another story!).

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The coconut milk you are referring to is a coconut drink. It is probably a gret drink, but I'm sure it is lacking in fat. By all means drink it if you want to! If there was some available here in Cananda (soon), I would buy it for sure. But, if you are looking for a source of the fat, you need to get the full fat coconut milk sold in tins. Don't bother with the LITE stuff.

Spectrum's expeller pressed is a good oil, but it is refined. I have some that I use for recipes that I don't want to taste like coconut (like mayonnaise), but other than than that I buy Virgin Coconut Oil. I get APLPHA. because is not only readily available where I live, but it is one of the best quality coconut oils and it is fair trade.
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I was wondering if there was a particular brand of coconut oil you recommend over others. I am out of coconut oil and will be shopping tomorrow. I had Spectrum expeller pressed Organic Virigin Coconut oil(unrefined). Sounds pretty good to me, but just wondering. Thanks for your help.

Oh, and what are your thoughts on Coconut Milk-the product that is sold like dairy in the regular dairy cases? I believe the brand I had was So Delicious.

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Coconut water is healthy, but I'm afraid there is very little oil in it.
You should be able to get Coconut oil at Trader Joe's. You can also get your oil from full fat coconut milk. Or fresh coconut or dried coconut.

The recommended daily dosage of coconut oil is 31/2 tbsps. If you only eat 1-2 tbsps that is OK. You will still benefit.
If you are looking for ways to get in your daily amount of coconut oil per day, but want other sources other than coconut oil, you can also get it from other coconut products...

Daily Dose Comparison:

3 1/2 tbsps of coconut oil

7 oz fresh coconut meat (about 1/2 coconut)

2 3/4 cups dried, shredded coconut

10 oz of coconut milk

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O.k. I read the articles and I am a little confused! Where do I buy it and does it have to be coconut oil, or can I drink coconut water that they sell every where like Trader Joes??

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I know! It's amazing! This stuff works though. I just know everyone is gonna love the benefits of coconut oil.

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HA! Lucky number 13! emoticon

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We can post anything here... related or unrelated to coconut.

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