Is coconut oil or meat best???
Does anyone know whether the benefits of coconut are best obtained from coconut oil, or raw coconut???
I put the coconut through a juicer, and eat both the creamy stuff and the pulp.
Is it better to eat coconut oil? I wondered if the metabolism-boosting affects that are ascribed to the oil wouldn't apply so much to the meat, as oil is absorbed faster??
I've found stories of coconut meat saving the lives of people with Aids. But I can't find any stories of it curing hypothyroidism/making people lose weight. In the latter cases it's always coconut oil that was used.
Thanks for your help,
I don't have an answer to the coconut oil/water/meat question. I only use the coconut oil (raw and organic) on my skin.
I have thyroid disease, but I have found just from going high raw that my meds have been cut back 5 times, so I know my thyroid is healing itself.
It wasn't until I hit 75% raw that my weight started to fall off.
So for me, personally, as long as the coconut meat, water, oil is raw, I benefit from it, as I beleive it's the raw live foods that makes the difference.
You can read my story at:
Personally I think if you can get it the coconut meat is best! We tend to use a little of both. Coconut oil almost daily in smoothies and stuff like that, and coconut meat in recipes and as snacks.
I like being able to get Australian coconuts - fresh and delicious!
Good question, well, I use both, but I'm not fold of the young thai coconuts, I prefer the brown ones better, so I buy the coconut oil to use in desserts etc, and use the meat just to eat, and in foods that require shredded coconut, we dry our own now, used to buy it, but Dragggon seems to be able to open those things pretty easily, where I never could, so it's now an easy task, going to buy a coconut grater soon too, methinks.
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