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Comment by k.h. ky on March 6, 2015 at 5:04pm
I've been meaning to try coconut oil for a moisturizer. Good to know some of you have and it works.
I've never tried it for cooking. But I fry very few foods so olive oil seems to work well for the things I use it for.
What kind of oil is best for cornbread? I still keep canola around for it.
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 6, 2015 at 4:44pm

I agree Patricia, too much information. How does separate out the good from the bad? My granddaughter just does not take any advice from the internet. Maybe she is wiser than I. Ya! she is wiser than I. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 6, 2015 at 4:39pm

Randy, I had one of those dinners by the sea in a little Mom and Pop cafe in Greece. They served lentil soup with a squeeze of lemon on top squeezed at the table.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 6, 2015 at 3:50pm

The changing guidelines can drive one into high frustration levels. As Grinning Cat reported this morning, there are some scam science journals and I don't know how one is to keep the good from bad ones in memory. I saved Cat's list and when I need it I probably won't be able to find it. I'll have to go back and find where I stored it and make sure it is an obvious place. 

Now, as to coconut oil, I remembered all the warnings against it. When I went into cancer therapies, the nutritionist instructed me to use coconut oil, brand unspecified. She said it is good for skin as well. 

I Googled "coconut oil"

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Comment by sk8eycat on March 6, 2015 at 3:10pm

Felaine has been having another gout attack, and can barely walk.


Comment by Pat on March 6, 2015 at 2:08pm

What I'm about to say goes to Felaine's posting on carbohydrates and fats. In other words, given enough time, that which is considered bad becomes good. I recall years ago the warnings were that coconut oil and palm oil were damn near liquid death. Avoid hem at all costs. They would raise your cholesterol levels higher than the International Space Station.

Now, the conventional wisdom is that coconut oil is a wonderful food product, and there's no scientific foundation for the belief that palm oil is bad. Reminds me of the old opening for Penn & Tellor's program Bullshit. Headline - "Bacon is Bad." New headline - "Bacon is health food."

Comment by Randall Smith on March 6, 2015 at 8:12am

I'm a huge fan of coconut oil! I've never noticed it's odor being imparted onto the food I'm cooking. It's great for everything from stir frys to popcorn. It can also be used to remove earwax buildup!

Pat, soup's on the menu for tonight. It's a lentil Greek style concoction. Really, the only thing that makes it "Greek" is the olive oil and added feta cheese. Lots of veggies can be tossed in.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 6, 2015 at 7:50am

I like using avocado oil too. It can be a bit expensive, but it's fairly reasonable at Costco.

Comment by Plinius on March 6, 2015 at 2:27am

Coconut oil works well for cooking, it can stand high temperatures and doesn't burn quickly. I have a big jar in my kitchen - unrefined, no additions. I don't think everythink tastes like coconut when I use it.

I put part of the oil in a small jar for use in the bathroom - I don't use cosmetics but some coconut oil protects my skin from the weather and my cats love me for it. They always try to lick the oil from my face.


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