If anyone knows me personally, they know that I, Heather Johnson, absolutely love organic virgin coconut oil. I think its one of the most healthiest things you could feed your body. The components of coconut oil have made many say that it is the closest thing in nature to breast milk.
A lot of people ask me why I take it or how they should take it. I tell them my own story, which is that I started taking coconut oil six years ago to help control my appetite and give me the energy I needed throughout the day. In the beginning I took a tablespoon at a time, but I found that made me experience nausea. I lessened the dosage to a teaspoon in the morning and at night and felt a lot better.
I noticed my energy was a lot better, but I wasn’t loosing weight like my family members that were taking it as well. I researched and read on Tropical Tradition’s forum and in their book Virgin Coconut Oil, that soy sometimes interacts with weight loss. I stopped snacking on soy nuts and drinking soy milk and found myself surprisingly 15 pounds lighter within a month.
In a 18 months time I had dropped 45 pounds just by taking coconut and changing my diet to more natural products. I noticed when I took coconut oil I didn’t crave sweets or junk food. Instead of sweets, my biggest cravings were for spinach!
In general I take coconut oil to control my blood sugar level so I don’t crave food or am constantly thirsty. I take it twice a day and I also cook with it. A lot or my friends always ask how and what I cook, so I decided to write this article to guide you through some ways you can take the coconut oil besides by the spoonful.
I have never tasted such a pure clean taste on an egg until I fried it gently in coconut oil. Just put about a tablespoon of coconut oil in the pan, melt the oil if its still a solid and add your egg. Its important not to overcook the egg so you don’t look essential nutrients the egg has to offer. When the egg is cooked, use the left over oil to drizzle it on your toast instead of using butter.
Coconut Meat also known as Coconut Manna or Coconut Cream Concentrate
A lot of people enjoy eating the coconut concentrate that you can purchase as well. Some people use this in their smoothies or on their bagels. Many of our patients prefer to eat the coconut meat instead of the coconut oil. You can spread it on a bagel, toast, or use in in a coconut vegetable curry for added richness.
Coconut Milk from Coconut Meat
Besides coconut oil, you can also purchase coconut meat, which is also called coconut manna or coconut concentrate sometimes. You can make the milk by mixing the coconut meat with water. It is a less expensive way to enjoy coconut milk, since one jar of coconut meat will yield many cups of coconut milk. Try this recipe from Tropical Traditions, that makes Coconut Milk. Basically, you heat the coconut cream concentrate and water to make it a liquid and mix it in a blender. You can also buy Tropical Traditions coconut concentrate from my online herbal shop. Tropical Traditions has a whole page of coconut meat recipes available on their site.
More Recipes Online
You can visit Tropical Traditions’ Recipe Site for more more good eating.
Disclaimer: The information here is not intended to diagnose any aliment, but rather for academic purposes. This website and conditions listed are not a substitute for proper evaluation and treatment. If you are sick you should seek the medical advice of your physician or go to the emergency room.