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  1. Soon chair your posts are very interesting but is the usual cheap Asian made coconut cream the one to use? I use it my cooking & often wondered if it was a health benefit?

    Also the tip to freeze it into cubes would be a great idea to add a block to cooking here & there.

    • Hi Veronica, as long as the cream comes from coconut, you're good to go. Doesn't matter whether it comes from Thai or wherever.

      But if you buy fresh from the market, I mean, the grocer "squeezes" the milk or cream out of grated coconut for you, the health benefits would be greater since there would be no thickening additives like guar gum, xanthan gum etc. Or you can DIY.

      Great idea to freeze coconut cream or milk into cubes, like ice. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Soon Chai .... you are doing a great job sifting through all the bullshit and misinformation out there .... good on you mate and keep up the good work! Thanks to you I’m off the cow and on the nutjuice as a replacement ... I’ll let you know how it goes in a couple of weeks .... next step is to give the oil a go .... but until then crack me a coco! Cheers big ears .... Ricky ... Melbourne .. Australia.

  3. The bottom line truth is coconut cream is saturated fat, being the unhealthy kind...unlike avocado, olive oil which are mono unsaturated and unsaturated fats which are healthy.

    • Hey Fact of the matter, avocado and olive oil are healthy foods, no doubt. But their nutritional values do not rely on their unsaturated fats. Unsaturated fats oxidize easily. This is the bottom line truth.

      Avocado has a variety of vitamins, minerals and amino acids that make it a health food. Olive oil has its anti-inflammatory compounds such as hydroxytyrosol, oleocanthal and omega-3.

      Although both avocado and olive oil contain omega-3 which is a good fat, it's not rich enough to promote much health.

      The benefits of omega-3 from these foods can also be further negated when the fat oxidizes since omega-3 is a polyunsaturated fat. Polyunsaturated fat oxidizes faster than monounsaturated fat. So, how much omega-3 from these foods are left (in your body) to benefit your health becomes a question.

      Saturated fat, if it's long-chain, is no good either. But if it's in shorter chain like those in coconut oil or coconut cream, then that's a whole different story already.

      You should take the time to find out exactly why coconut oil is good before jumping to conclusion and misleading others. You'll discover the differences among saturated and unsaturated fats and a whole lot other information that will open your eyes and broaden your horizons.

  4. Hey so I've been using coconut oil in my hair for like 5 months now and I even decided to put some on my skin just a few weeks ago Ive been getting random hives I was wondering how I can get coconut oil out of my system

    • Hi Matt, stop putting coconut oil on your skin. In the meantime, increase your intake of fruits and vegetables. Juices or smoothies are easier for you if you don't usually take lots of fruits and vegetables. This will help cleanse your system without adverse reactions.