Thursday, March 08, 2007

organic cold-pressed virgin coconut oil


coconut oil is the only unrefined oil that can be heated (up to 170 degrees) and remain non-toxic. a completely raw food diet is better than one with cooked foods, but if you want to heat oils coconut oil is the healthiest. coconut oil according to many studies i've read on the internet also promotes a healthy thyroid (which controls a person's appetite) which helps with weight. coconut oil is high in lauric acids and remains fresh on the shelf for up to 3 years or more due to having natural antioxidants in it. coconut oil was used in america for baking and cooking until the 1970's when a study was released that said saturated fats were bad. studies condemning coconut oil used hydrogenated coconut oil, not unrefined coconut oil. the study that said saturated fats were bad has since been found false, according to the new york times and a few other things i've read on the internet. coconut oil is a good moisturizer. it can also be rubbed in the hair and anywhere else on the body including on the lips as chapstick. when buying coconut oil you should buy organic, virgin, unrefined, cold-pressed coconut oil. there is also a kind that is not cold-pressed but extracted by centrifugal force, which may be better than the cold-pressed kind. i use 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil in my smoothie most days and also rub it on my face most days. for people on a raw food diet good sources of fat are olive oil, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds, and coconut oil.

one thing i haven't read on the internet is coconut oil's effect on shitting. on the days when i use more than 1 1/2 or so tablespoons of coconut oil in my smoothie i get cramps and when i shit it takes a long time to shit and only a little bit of shit comes out at a time and when i'm done the shit is in a pile in the toilet that usually leaves a stain. the shit seems to be oily or something and forms a ball in the toilet. the cramps usually happen only when shitting. if you are living alone and don't see people often, though, the cramps and slower shit is not so bad, to me, to stop taking the coconut oil. but if i'm with someone else and will be spending the entire day with them sometimes i will reduce the amount of coconut oil i use that day. the effects i described above seem to happen only when i take more than about 1 1/2 tablespoons per day. my shit also smells worse when i take that amount or more coconut oil. this may just be because my body is transitioning. i've taken coconut oil in my smoothie consecutively maybe at most 10 days, so my body is probably transitioning to the high concentration of saturated fats. my skin is better and i don't have acne or blemishes on my face anymore. prior to this i have always had some blemishes or else a little acne on my face. i don't anymore. during the day i think i have less cravings for food and feel fuller more of the time and think less about food. i am also on a mostly raw food diet which may also be helping in ways i just described with my skin tone and appetite.

2 Comments:

Blogger LAUREN SPOHRER said...

How come you don't do more with this blog? I'd like more shitpaste recipes, please.

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