- 08-10-2018, 12:36 PM
- 08-10-2018, 12:50 PM
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
08-10-2018, 03:01 PM
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.
08-10-2018, 03:14 PM
The debate is that MCT’s are healthy and hep burn fat.
But coconut oil is 90% saturated fat which has negative cholesterol implications.
08-10-2018, 03:18 PM
You can check out this article that I posted last year
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08-10-2018, 03:33 PM
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
08-10-2018, 03:54 PM
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.
08-10-2018, 03:55 PM
08-10-2018, 04:56 PM
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.
08-10-2018, 05:03 PM
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.
08-10-2018, 05:48 PM
08-10-2018, 05:52 PM
It really isn't the nutritional miracle people say it is.
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08-10-2018, 06:42 PM
For me olive oil on dressings, coconut for low/med temp cooking and avocado for higher temp
08-10-2018, 06:53 PM
08-11-2018, 12:29 AM
08-11-2018, 07:06 AM
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.
08-11-2018, 10:10 AM
08-11-2018, 08:32 PM
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.
08-11-2018, 09:04 PM
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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