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    How much coconut oil is too much?

    Today, I was reading an article about uses for coconut oil and it said someone of my weight should consume 3-4 tablespoons of the stuff daily. I love me some coconut oil, but that seems a little excessive. Thoughts?

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    It does have some great therapeutic properties. Outside of gut healing or other particular issues though, I would just use it to cook with and as an occassional snack.

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    I usually only have 1 tablespoon a day, sometimes two. I use it in my coffee. Sometimes I cook with it too, but I find that any more than 2 and I feel nauseous. I've never gotten sick yet, but I feel awful from too much.

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    there's no point in forcing yourself to consume a certain amount of any particular food each day.

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    Too much would be when it crowds out your meat and veggies and leaves you nutrient-deprived. There's no reason to avoid it, three or four tablespoons really isn't that much if it's the only fat you're adding to your food.


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    take more exercise, i suggest.

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    Thanks everyone. I probably use 1-2 a day with other fats included. I guess I can't fathom using that much coconut oil! Haha

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    I love coconut oil and cook everything in it, so I whip through about 6 tablespoons a day without trying.

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    I don't understand CO as a supplement. Use it in cooking to make meat and veggies tasty.

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    Whenever I use coconut oil to cook, I take it out of the jar with a spoon and after putting one or two spoonfuls in the pan, I take a final spoonful and put it straight in to my mouth. That's a good way of doubling your total consumption. Although I guess if you live in a climate where Coconut Oil is solid in the jar, this might not be as easy.

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