It's via our PSE PRO website comments section where our athletes have access to the knowledgable and experienced brains that are the PSE Coaching team.
You may have seen recent media/warnings about coconut oil (more here, https://goo.gl/iV76QB) Often, media reports can be off the mark so one of our crew asked PSE PRO Fuel Coach and registered Dietitian, Lindsay Ford (@happybellyrd) via the website comments about her thoughts on Coconut Oil.
Here's Lindsay's response... "First, my view on coconut oil....too much of a naturally good thing doesn't mean it is a good thing. If someone is choosing coconut oil for everything then they could be missing out on other oils such as extra virgin olive oil, avocados, nuts, seeds and fats coming from other whole foods.
The MCT(healthy fat) within coconut oil provides only a % of the saturated fat component within coconut oil so it should be used in moderation. My view is that it works best in high heat cooking and used to add a natural sweetness to certain recipes.
In regard to saturated fat...
Again, too much of a "good thing" is not a good thing. These days, saturated fats are getting more positive attention yet it doesn't mean we should go crazy with it and forget about all the plant foods we should be consuming.
Saturated fats coming from poor quality meats and highly processed foods should definitely be consumed with caution and the saturated fats coming from grass-fed meat is going to be less inflammatory in the body. Given this, we need to ensure we consume plenty of plant foods which are naturally low in saturated fats and most Americans don't get enough.
I hope this answers your question. I could write a book." Thanks Lindsay!
Do you use coconut oil and what are your thoughts on the recent media about it?