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Organic Coconut Oil Helps During a Post-Workout Recovery

Organic Coconut Oil Helps During a Post-Workout Recovery

When I was online this weekend, I came across a very interesting article by livestrong.com and wanted to share it with everyone. The post talks about bodybuilding and coconut oil. While many of us may not be not bodybuilding per se, we are exercising and we are trying to build, tone or develop muscles. Livestrong […]

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When I was online this weekend, I came across a very interesting article by livestrong.com and wanted to share it with everyone.

The post talks about bodybuilding and coconut oil. While many of us may not be not bodybuilding per se, we are exercising and we are trying to build, tone or develop muscles.

Livestrong discusses two important points of how coconut oil can help us in a post-workout recovery.

1) INSULIN SECRETION

After we work out, coconut oil helps secrete insulin, which pumps nutrients into the muscles. It has been reported that coconut oil is highly insulinotropic. Furthermore, coconut oil is easily digestible and does not interfere with the absorption of other nutrients.

2) HELPS BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM

When we work out, we put a tremendous amount of stress on our body. And when our bodies are under stress, our immune system becomes weaker, even if temporarily so.

Just think about the stress of lifting heavy weights, running or other aerobic activity. The impact on our bodies is much, much greater than walking.

So, how does the coconut oil help us?

The lauric acid in coconut oil is reported to have antiviral and antibacterial properties. Therefore, having the coconut oil after exercising will help us fight against illness (bacteria, etc.) when our bodies’ immune systems are not at their peak levels.

The livestrong article also mentions how coconut oil can enhance performance when exercising.

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The three main things that I look for when buying coconut oil. They are:

1) Organic – This goes without saying. I don’t want synthetic pesticides in my coconut oil.

2) Glass Bottles – I like to use as little plastic and as much glass as I can. This certainly applies to my organic coconut oil.

I use Takeya glass water bottles when carrying around my water, and recently shot a video with David Wolfe, the most famous person in the raw food world, where we discussed the importance of glass bottles and why plastic bottles are harmful to our health.

3) Raw – I am not a raw foodist, and I do eat plenty of cooked food. However, if there is a product that I can get raw or cooked (heated), I will buy the raw one. Why?

Raw food does not get heated above 118 degrees and retains all of the minerals and nutrients.

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13 Comments

  • You have brought up a very good details, regards for the post.

  • Very impressive information here about workout recovery with coconut oil. I like it very much. You have great knowledge about it. I am impressed to read this awesome article. Thanks for sharing this information with us.

  • Deb says:

    This is interesting, I read your articles regularly but I missed this. I eat 3 ounces of protein after workouts but I never would have thought of coconut oil. Since I always have organic coconut oil, I’m going to try it. Thanks for the info!

  • Lin says:

    Hi Max!

    You said you consume one teaspoon of coconut oil after working out. Is that melted or straight out the jar?

    Thanks,
    Lin

  • elsy says:

    Hi Max!
    thank you so much for replying with this info. It helps tremendously and cant wait to share it with my husband.

    God Bless and thank you for this site and keeping us informed!

    regards,
    Elsy

  • Elsy says:

    Hi Max:
    I am new to your site and was reading this article. I am just recently making the switch to organic foods after reading and researching and I am excited but at the same time overwhelmed to make sure I buy the right products, etc… In regards to this article my husband is into lighting weights and is in bulking season so I have been trying to get him to eat healthier and also find natural alternatives for him to use but I am a little lost. How much coconut oil do you consume after working out? Also do you have a recommendation on a natural base protein powder that he can take. He is currently taking one from GNC and I don’t want him to continue to take it so I am trying to find a good one that will give him a good amount of protein per serving.
    Thank you so much!

  • Ann says:

    Thank you again!

  • Ann says:

    Hi Max,

    I just read your post from 2011 about coconut oil. I am curious to know if you are still taking it and how you are feeling. It seems there are a lot of mixed reviews about coconut oil. If you don’t mind me asking, has your blood work come back okay? I am afraid of eating that much saturated fat all at once and on a regular basis.

    Best,
    Ann

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Ann,

      I am completely fine and was never sick to begin with but it was more of a preventative measure. I use coconut oil in moderation.

      Live well,
      Max

  • This is very timely and helpful information.

    I’ve been “recovering” from having hip replacement surgery last September. Although I’m very mobile and am working out (steadily increasing this) regularly, I’ve been finding that I’m exhausted both during and after my workouts. This is very unusual for me and, having consulted with my doctor and physical therapist, they both said this is normal and that I need to keep building my stamina.

    I’ve read about the healing properties of coconut oil but never made the connection to working out. I’ll definitely begin adding this to my daily intake.

    Thanks so much for this post. Max!

    • Max Goldberg says:

      Hi Debra,

      My pleasure! Let me know what kind of results that you experience and if the coconut oil makes a significant difference.

      Live well,
      Max

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