3 Ways to Eat Coconut Oil for Health Benefits

Do you know how best to eat coconut oil to reap its health benefits?

1. Raw

When I say 'raw', it means uncooked or in its most original form.

Yes, you should eat coconut oil this way so that you can gain the greatest health benefits out of it.

Though coconut oil is very stable due to its predominant saturated fat characteristic, heat (especially the one with temperatures around 220 °F or 104 °C) may mark down its health benefits a bit because this is the temperature that manufacturers use to remove the distinctive coconut scent in order to produce a coconut oil that is odorless and flavorless.

I mentioned in Health Benefits of Coconut Oil that it is some intrinsic phytonutrients that give coconut oil its natural odor. So, if you need the odor removed, you definitely have to sacrifice the nutrients that give off the odor.

On top of that, don't forget that coconut oil contains about 8% unsaturated fats that are unstable and may oxidize even at low heat. It's true that they're surrounded and protected against heat by the 92% saturated fats, but the protection is never perfect as long as heat is present and particularly when it reaches certain temperature levels like 220 °F (104 °C).

So, the best way to eat coconut oil for health benefits is just add ...read more »

Can You Eat Fractionated Coconut Oil?

Fractionated coconut oil actually comes in 3 different types, one is labeled fractionated coconut oil, the other two MCT oil and liquid coconut oil.

Types of fractionated coconut oil

Although they're produced from roughly the same manufacturing process (hydrolysis followed by fractional distillation then esterification) and hold essentially the same medium-chain fatty compounds – caprylic and capric acids, not all 3 types are edible.

That's because the one labeled fractionated coconut oil is primarily manufactured for external use only (hair care, skin care, body care). This type has not passed the quality assurance to be sold as food (not FDA approved). Hence, you should not eat it.

If you fear you might eat the wrong type of fractionated coconut oil, just bear in mind that fractionated coconut oil comes with a ...read more »

Can Coconut Oil Cause Diarrhea?

If you experience symptoms similar to diarrhea and feel a little nauseous after eating coconut oil, odds are, you have taken a bit too much especially when you're just getting started with this health-promoting super food or your body has yet to get used to its bowel-loosening effect.

Coconut oil causes diarrhea

Coconut oil (particularly the virgin type) contains 64% medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), which are not only good at protecting you against diseases and harmful microorganisms, but are also effective in softening stools and loosening bowels.

In other words, coconut oil is a powerful cure for constipation as one of its many health benefits.

However, taking 2 or even 3 tablespoons of the oil in one sitting especially on an empty stomach can cause diarrhea-like symptoms. Not only coconut oil starters, even seasoned coconut oil eaters (like me) or those who have serious constipation issues will have very loose stools if they consume the oil that way.

This is one of the side effects resulting from eating too much coconut oil in one sitting.

One thing worth mentioning is that the "side effects" that coconut oil causes does not ...read more »

How to Use Coconut Oil for Flu?

I've heard much about how coconut oil can kill flu virus.

Coconut oil bullets fight flu viruses

But when I got attacked by flu virus, I didn't know exactly how to fix it with coconut oil at first.

I then try various amount of coconut oil and in the meantime, carry out some measures to supplement and complement my flu treatment with coconut oil whenever flu hits me. I also experiment the oil's effect on my wife when she's down with flu (she's more prone to flu attack, "thanks" to her work environment that is so densely floated with viruses, bacteria and other germs that I have the "honor" to perform several reality experiments).

The entire experiment spans across several months and I finally found a natural remedy for flu. It's exceptionally effective and what's even better is that, you never have to suffer these flu symptoms anymore:

  • Sore throat that makes you swallow even saliva painful, let alone enjoying your food.
  • Loss of voice that makes you totally "speechless".
  • Runny nose that causes mucus to flow out of your nose profusely like running river, which is irritating.
  • Blocked nose that forces you to breathe through your mouth like a fish.
  • Severe coughing that makes you lose the quality of your sleep.
  • High fever that triggers severe headaches and makes you feel dizzy and weak, and shiver with cold for hours. Constipation may come along too.

Flu symptoms

For your infoIf you get sneezy nose first, chances are you've been attacked by bacteria. These bacteria may drain your immunity that causes you to become more prone to flu infection. Which is why some people may begin with sneezy nose followed by throat infection then to runny nose and cough, or sneezy nose to runny nose and straight to cough bypassing throat infection.

To top it off, you won't need medication that makes you feel drowsy and spiritless all day long, and you won't have to suffer the terrible side- and after-effects of medication. These are the benefits of using coconut oil to treat your flu.

Mild flu symptoms after using coconut oil

However, don't expect to take coconut oil today and cure your flu tomorrow. It takes time for coconut oil to spot, fight and kill all flu viruses and repair whatever internal damages (to the tissues and organs) the viruses have inflicted on. Also, it largely depends on ...read more »