cold pressed, unrefined, virgin are raw. I use coconut oil in most recipes. Also as lotion after a shower. I find for me olive oil is way too fatty to consume in large amounts. Avocados are nice and fatty too! I mash up 2-3 for a guacamole mix and use that as my dressing for salads. My body craves a lot of fat too. I constantly snack on nuts and use them a lot for desserts.
Im not sure i agree fully with that swazye although the basis i do. From the studys and excerpts ive read on coconut oil it is helpful for a variety of conditions such as thyroid disorders, immune problems, digestive disorders etc.
But yeah in most cases the oils are pure fat so you have to watch not consume too much.
harpie, because the simple sugars in fruits digest much quicker than the overt fats like avocado. Eating the two together impairs digestion, leading to fermentation of the sugars.
That said, the amount of impairment will depend upon the amount of fat consumed and also the type of fruit. Citrus fruits like orange and pineapple and some sub-acidic fruits like strawberries tend to digest pretty well with fatty foods.
Is there anything to suggest this swazye, i hear this often on the raw forums?
From my understanding fermentation of food comes from low stomach acid allowing the food to sit and ferment causing digestive symptoms such as bloating, gas etc. But im from a different background and i havent read Dougs book is it in that?