68g of fat worth of coconut oil...in a shake? That's an extreme amount of coconut oil. Even if Grok came across a coconut tree, he'd have trouble eating all that coconut fat because of the amount of work it takes to eat a whole coconut. There's no need to drink coconut oil unless you have some kind of candida issue, and even that's way too much. Guys, fat is truly a great way to fuel your body because it creates less free radicals than burning sugar, so it's definitely the "healthier" way to go in terms of longevity, but that doesn't mean to drink straight fat. Just like there was no refined sugar in Grok's time, there were no oils, either. Why people guzzle oil to boost fat intake is beyond me. How are you going to burn stored fat when you're eating over 600 calories worth of straight fat? And why would you add straight fat to a protein shake to begin with? Fat slows down your body's ability to digest protein, so if this is a post-workout meal, you want to keep things low fat. Your body's reacting poorly because you're eating something completely unnatural that you would never normally eat.
I'm going to take the opposite route, here. I don't care if coconut oil is popular, it's not a food. It's a processed, refined cooking aid. It's not meant to be digested straight. Unless you have gut candida that you're trying to kill naturally with lauric acid, stop eating coconut oil. It's not a whole food, so don't treat it like one. You wouldn't take a spoon to a bag of sugar, so why would you take it to a tub of oil? Add a teaspoon to a hot pan to cook your eggs in and put the tub away.
Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 11-03-2011 at 07:19 AM.
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