Coconut Oil

Jeanette Terry
By Jeanette TerryPA Latest Reply 2013-06-16 16:04:17 -0500
Started 2013-06-06 20:31:09 -0500

I have heard a lot about the benefits of using coconut oil, especially if you have diabetes. I was just wondering if anyone has any experience with it? Have you seen a difference in your blood sugar levels while using it? how much do you take and how do you use it in your daily routine?


13 replies

Lentyl
Lentyl 2013-06-09 09:36:12 -0500 Report

I have just finished reading "The Coconut Oil Miracle" by Dr. Bruce Fife. It's an excellent read. He has a website, http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org. There is a lot of information posted there. He makes such a good argument for the benefits of coconut oil that I've started using it but it's too early to tell if it makes a difference - only started using it yesterday. I find it very tasty as a spread on RyVita or Wasa crackers.

alwaysknitting
alwaysknitting 2013-06-09 03:42:48 -0500 Report

I asked my DR what he recommended for my extremely dry skin. COCONUT OIL! It's sold in health food stores… In the cooking oil section. Evidently it's a popular cooking oil.

It's a solid in the winter & a liquid in the summer. Did someone tell you drinking coconut oil was good for you? I have no facts right now, but I wouldn't drink it. Have you looked it up on a reliable web site? ASK YOUR DR!!! I don't take ANYTHING (other than what she prescribes) unless I check with my Dr first. Good luck. Let us know what you discover! Talk to you later.

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette TerryPA 2013-06-10 15:27:56 -0500 Report

yes it can be consumed. Probably not the best idea to just drink it, but I have heard of people using in place of butter or other cooking oils or you can add it to pretty much whatever you are cooking. I just haven't found any hard facts on whether it actually helps diabetes or not.

Type1PastryChef
Type1PastryChef 2013-06-10 22:29:18 -0500 Report

The only problem is coconut milk and oil are very high in cholesterol. So if it is good for your sugars it is not good for your heart… So just be careful.

SUZAN
SUZAN 2013-06-16 16:04:17 -0500 Report

I think coconut milk and coconut water are the best!! after exercising I drink about 8oz of coconut water.It has lots of potassium,low sugar,and is. Very hydrating…coconut milk is also good,very natural,no lactose,or soy and gluten free..try it.

SUZAN
SUZAN 2013-06-16 16:04:08 -0500 Report

I think coconut milk and coconut water are the best!! after exercising I drink about 8oz of coconut water.It has lots of potassium,low sugar,and is. Very hydrating…coconut milk is also good,very natural,no lactose,or soy and gluten free..try it.

IronOre
IronOre 2013-06-08 21:25:19 -0500 Report

So are you saying there is a way to injest coconut oil ?
Whenever I heard of coconut oil I always thought of it being used as a skin lotion.

Anna K
Anna K 2013-06-09 19:54:12 -0500 Report

you can liquefy coconut oil by setting it in warm water…I use it to cook with, in smoothies and directly on my skin and lips…it is a healty fat and eliminates the need for butter. etc. AND it does not negatively affect my daughter or hubby's bg!!

phillygirl71
phillygirl71 2013-06-09 09:12:01 -0500 Report

they do have coconut pills that's suppose to be good for your skin etc but i don't know what the effects it has on diabetes