Coconut oil?

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  1. Coconut oil?


    What’s your guys opinion about coconut oil, healthy or not and if you use it how and when?


  2. Not sure how to answer this one. Research is all over the place. You’ll get studied saying it’s healthy and others saying it’s not. It’s really quite annoying. I like coconut water though. Lots of potassium
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  3. It depends on how you define healthy and how you use it.

    If you are going to eat 6 tablespoons of it every day in addition to your other fats; probably not good for you.

    If you are going to eat 1-2 tablespoons a day in place of some not-so-healthy fats - you will probably see a big health benefit.

    It has benefits though - it's an MCT, it is a source of fatty acids that you probably won't get from any other sources and those fatty acids have all sorts of research suggesting benefits.

    But too much of it will be bad, and this is true of many things.

  4. The debate is that MCT’s are healthy and hep burn fat.
    But coconut oil is 90% saturated fat which has negative cholesterol implications.

  5. You can check out this article that I posted last year

    Coconut Oil-Fat Burner?
    I mean if you really hate your balls, go for it. But, what did they do to you?
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  6. I use coconut oil everyday....I cook my eggs in it every morning, I also put it in my morning coffee....theres too many reported benefits imo not to use it, even the scare tactics that say it's the enemy have been debunked from multiple things I've read

    with that said, you can see I'm not just drinking it all day long either

    even if you don't want to ingest the oil it's still nice to have around the house for things like baths, hair, and other skin needs
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  7. Yeah, I’m doing 1 tea spoon most days with my shake, sometimes cooking my eggs with it so I’m not over doing it but just wanted to hear what you guys think since the researches is, like you guys said, all over the place.

  8. Use MCT oil unless you’re using it to cook with
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  9. Everything in moderation. I use it as an alternative to other oils for cooking, but have not seen any legitimate reason for adding any oil to shakes, coffee, tea, etc.
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  10. I use coconut oil for skin health and sometimes I add a bit into a protein shake for a creamier texture when I want that milkshake feel. But I don't think it's the miracle that you sometimes see it advertised as.

  11. Thanks for you guys input!

  12. It really isn't the nutritional miracle people say it is.
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by Aleksandar37 View Post
    Everything in moderation. I use it as an alternative to other oils for cooking, but have not seen any legitimate reason for adding any oil to shakes, coffee, tea, etc.
    This. I just cook with it. I like the taste and is better for cooking than olive oil.
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  14. Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    It really isn't the nutritional miracle people say it is.
    Yes it is! It cures cancer, diabetes, alzheimers, old age and death. Use it for oil pulling and you're immortal

  15. Quote Originally Posted by christ83189 View Post
    Yes it is! It cures cancer, diabetes, alzheimers, old age and death. Use it for oil pulling and you're immortal
    Have you tried the nothing but coconut oil diet yet? That's where the real magic happens.
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  16. Quote Originally Posted by Aleksandar37 View Post
    Have you tried the nothing but coconut oil diet yet? That's where the real magic happens.
    Lol no i havent gonna have to try it

  17. Quote Originally Posted by AntM1564 View Post
    This. I just cook with it. I like the taste and is better for cooking than olive oil.
    I use olive oil for some things still, but try and stick to coconut oil for most. I like the falvor as well, but simply don't fry all that much.
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  18. Quote Originally Posted by Aleksandar37 View Post
    I use olive oil for some things still, but try and stick to coconut oil for most. I like the falvor as well, but simply don't fry all that much.
    I dont like the flavor of coconut oil. I prefer olive oil for cooking

  19. Quote Originally Posted by christ83189 View Post
    I dont like the flavor of coconut oil. I prefer olive oil for cooking
    You may want to consider avocado oil for high temp cooking. Olive oil doesn’t cope well with high heat whereas avocado oil does - plus its a bona fida ‘healthy oil’ along with olive and coconut.

    For me olive oil on dressings, coconut for low/med temp cooking and avocado for higher temp

  20. Quote Originally Posted by Whisky View Post
    You may want to consider avocado oil for high temp cooking. Olive oil doesn’t cope well with high heat whereas avocado oil does - plus its a bona fida ‘healthy oil’ along with olive and coconut.

    For me olive oil on dressings, coconut for low/med temp cooking and avocado for higher temp
    Yeah i use avocado oil alot too

  21. Its healthier than most other oils for cooking.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by BennyMagoo79 View Post
    Its healthier than most other oils for cooking.
    Due to oxidation via heat (bad), i use avocado oil to cook with. if you've ever seen smoke using whatever oil you use, its oxidizing. avocado can go up to about 600 degrees before it flashes over - healthy too. 1/2 tablespoon will coat a 12" pan for eggs, etc...

    extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon a day, raw (no heat) to try to help counteract anastrozole's slight increase in lipid values.

    never messed with coconut, but as long as you account for the macros and stay under the 20g a day of saturated (just a recommendation) - use it, it tastes good.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by AntM1564 View Post
    This. I just cook with it. I like the taste and is better for cooking than olive oil.
    Same. I started cooking with it a few years ago and haven't gone back to olive oil since.
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  24. I was going to buy Coconut Oil once, but it was 4 times the price of the Canola Oil l in my cart so I put it back on the shelf. Lol

    To be fair, I almost never use oil so it doesn't make sense for me to start using a "healthy" oil because it would just add calories to my daily routine. Same with Avocado.. people rave about how healthy it is, but then they also add 500 daily calories for how much they eat of it. Seems counterproductive to me. There are better ways to get nutrients, unless you just genuinely enjoy these things.

  25. I just use it in my shakes. I like the flavor it adds. Other than that it's great in coffee and great for your skin and beard. There are so many back and forth opinions and studies that I just use it like any other fat source.
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