Coconut oil is one of the most saturated healthy fats on this planet. Since it comes from tropical countries and we live in the Northern Hemisphere, we have to trust whoever brings it to us. We have to trust how it’s been extracted, how it’s been processed and what has been done to it. So be sure to pick a reliable source . We get ours from: http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/centrifuge-extracted-extra-virgin-coconut-oil.php
It can be used as a supplement, mixed into warm foods, blended into yogurt smoothies and used in baking and frying. It delivers the most nutrients and benefits in its raw state, particularly if it has been extracted raw and uncooked. It has a delicious coconut taste, flavor and smell and is antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial, anti aging and is an anti inflammatory.
For people who have blood sugar abnormalities, I recommend mixing a bit of honey into some coconut oil, carrying it around with you in a glass jar and eating two to three tablespoonfuls every 20 minutes to keep your blood sugar level, stop cravings for carbs and sugars and stabilize emotions.
Another good fat to use for this mixture is raw butter. Find a good quality organic, raw, orange/yellow butter. Again, mix it with honey, put it in a glass jar and carry it and a spoon around with you everywhere. Consume two to three tablespoons every 20 minutes, as needed.
After 10-20 days following the SCD fanatically, your blood sugar should be stabilized, and you won’t need to keep it with you.
Drinking lots of good water and eating every two hours (from whatever food stage you are in) will also help with blood sugar fluctuations as your body adjusts to your new foods.
Even if you need to loose or gain weight, think “getting healthy” FIRST . . .
your weight should normalize if you’re eating healthy.
The SCD detox period is a time for the digestive tract to rest, relax and heal. Until intestinal symptoms are virtually gone, make sure to peal, deseed, and cook ALL fruits and vegetables very soft to make them ‘pre-digested’ and so they move through the digestive tract quickly, not waiting to be digested and feeding the bacteria.
Don’t worry about portions when it comes to vegetables - eat as much as you can from the food stage you are in . . . the advantages are many! This is where you get most of your vitamins and minerals to keep your body in peak condition. If you don’t particularly like veggies, look for creative seasonings that change the taste to be more palatable. You will find that by eliminating the junk foods from your diet, your taste buds will change and you will develop cravings for vegetables and loose cravings for sugars, starch and high carbohydrate foods . . . especially packaged “junk & empty calorie” foods.
Vegetables and fruits are loaded with antioxidants to fight free radicals and give you a healthier immune system. If you don’t like vegetables, don’t make the mistake of overdoing the fruit. Two to three servings of fruits per day is ample. Getting too much fructose in fruit and honey can cause insulin levels to spike which can increase cholesterol levels. Rather than having a glass of fruit juice, have the whole fruit. The fiber in fruit should keep the fruit sugars from spiking insulin levels.
Those with hypoglycemia or diabetes may need to restrict honey and fruit even more by choosing more of the low glycemic fruits and vegetables. Vegetables that are grown underground have a higher glycemic/starch/sugar content than those grown above ground. When you omit the grains from your diet, you’ve already restricted your sugars significantly and typically don’t have to worry so much about your blood sugar levels soaring. At mealtimes, eat your protein foods first, then lower glycemic fruits and vegetables(the ones with less sugar). This will also help to keep sugar and insulin levels from spiking and increasing cholesterol levels.