Coconut Oil - Smell/No Smell?
Coconut Oil - Smell/No Smell? , 08-28-2008 12:04 PM


Junior Low-Carber


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RE: Coconut Oil - Smell/No Smell? , 08-28-2008 01:13 PM


Expert Low-Carber


The unscented oils do have health benefits but, from what I understand in the book Coconut Miracle, is better. So what I do is use the scentless oil on my skin and my food and coffee gets the good stuff.
RE: Coconut Oil - Smell/No Smell? , 08-28-2008 02:27 PM


Newbie Low-Carber


black57 Wrote:The unscented oils do have health benefits but, from what I understand in the book Coconut Miracle, is better. So what I do is use the scentless oil on my skin and my food and coffee gets the good stuff.

What brand of CO do you use that has the scent. I have not been able to find one that does?
RE: Coconut Oil - Smell/No Smell? , 08-28-2008 02:32 PM


Expert Low-Carber


HI Guys!

We use the virgin coconut oil in stuff where we want the flavor of coconut...chocolate bark, coffee...etc. We cook with the unflavored (refined) stuff.

We use the Rexall brand from Walmart. It's good stuff!
RE: Coconut Oil - Smell/No Smell? , 08-28-2008 02:47 PM


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I personally love the smell of Coconut Oil rubbed all over my bod....

It reminds me of my Teenager Bikini days slathered in Hawaiian Tropic oil!

Kathy in Texas
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RE: Coconut Oil - Smell/No Smell? , 08-28-2008 04:36 PM


Junior Low-Carber


The scented brand I have is Jarrow Formulas - organic, extra virgin, expeller pressed. I got this in a health food store.

The unscented is Spectrum - organic, extra virgin, expeller pressed. This can be found in most grocery stores. It says it
RE: Coconut Oil - Smell/No Smell? , 08-28-2008 04:50 PM


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Old coconut oil thread-- click here:


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RE: Coconut Oil - Smell/No Smell? , 08-28-2008 10:09 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Katherine,

Nutiva does not have the strong coconut taste. It is organic, extra-virgin, cold-pressed--It is smooth tasting and doesn't have gross lumps or texture. That's my favorite for the price if you're going organic, extra-virgin, etc. Spectrum--not so much. Sorry to anyone who likes it.
RE: Coconut Oil - Smell/No Smell? , 08-29-2008 12:09 AM


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As some of you know, I prefer the Barlean's brand CO, it has a nice coconutty flavor and mild smell. I had about a half a tub left, so I melted it and stirred in a package of Splenda, then let it get solid again. Definitely kicks up it appeal a notch or three!

Ron aka "The Former Donut Junkie"



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RE: Coconut Oil - Smell/No Smell? , 08-29-2008 02:20 AM


Expert Low-Carber


RE: Coconut Oil - Smell/No Smell? , 08-29-2008 06:52 AM


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Actually, donuts can range from 22g to 50g carbs each. So you could effectively have as many as 4 to 12 teaspoons of sugar in each one! That's as much as 1/4 cup sugar in a donut depending on what flavor you get. The Dunkin' Donut Chocolate Iced Creme Filled is one of the worst offenders in terms of sugar, however, there ain't none of 'em good for ya. Take my word for it, they'll turn you into the Michelin Man in short order.

Coconut Oil is a much healthier choice...and it goes really nicely with a cup of coffee. And as they say, it's 'guilt-free'.

Ron aka "The Former Donut Junkie"



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The Just This One Taste rationalization is the Kiss of Death to the success of your journey to healthy living! ~~Dr. Atkins
RE: Coconut Oil - Smell/No Smell? , 12-05-2008 04:45 PM


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In general, when buying coconut oil, you should look for organic, virgin, unbleached, unrefined. I've found a good coconut oil that meets this criteria online. If you need an unscented one for your skin or something, I would judge it by how well it works for you. But I would definitely use the good stuff for taking orally, so that you get the maximum health benefits from it.
RE: Coconut Oil - Smell/No Smell? , 12-05-2008 05:43 PM


Expert Low-Carber


My favorite is Nutiva organic virgin coconut oil for cooking. It seems more like "food" to me. I use the processed oil, any brand that is marked-down, on my skin. When you think of all the medicinal and health implications of this oil, price really isn't an object. It is still cheaper than most meds.Its antiinflammatory properties as well as antibiotic and antviral properties make CO worth its weight in golld. However, I alwasy try to find the cheapest there is
RE: Coconut Oil - Smell/No Smell? , 12-05-2008 07:11 PM


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Nutiva for me, too! It's the least repugnant.

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