I have just read Dr K's eulogy on coconut oil, and whilst I did not understand it all, I get the gist that coconut products are the gift of the gods!
However, I don't understand this (not helped by the fact I cannot stand coconut oil!!).
Coconut oil/cream/milk is processed. We are not talking about eating coconut here. How does one extract coconut oil. The only oil I feel happy about is olive oil, as if you leave olives in a heap they seep oil. I do eat some coconut cream in curries, but it is an occasional extra. I try to eat as minimally processed as possible, because I feel this has to be better for one, as processing has some jolly interesting ways of extracting things, and I assume we have evolved to eat unprocessed food.
Also, being of Celtic origins, I assume my ancestors would never have met a coconut in their lives, although I concede vegetation was different then. Are coconuts really so important?
Apparently one has to work up to tolerate large amounts of coconut oil in their diet. Really? Does that not ring alarm bells?
Please forgive my ignorance here. I am trying to work out what to eat for health. I am unbelievably better since being lacto-paleo. I am trying to work out if I need to eat coconut oil medicinally.