Pimp My Shake : Add Some Coconut Oil

What’s with the hype behind coconut oil?

Well, the oil extracted from the kernel and/or meat of matured coconuts are high in Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT’s) which are thought to be cardioprotective as well as useful to overall health, wellbeing and weight loss! MCT’s include Lauric acid, Capric acid, Caprylic acid and Myristic acid, and these types of fatty acid are inherently lower in total calories, are not so readily stored in the body as fat, and trick the body into burning more fat than it ordinarily would. Coconut oil does contain saturated fat (the dangerous fat IF consumed in excess), but despite the bad press saturated fat gets, it is the amount that people consume that appears to be the problem. A large proportion of the British persons saturated fat intake comes from processed meats, confectionary and red meats, which are inherently higher in calories!

To PIMP YOUR PROTEIN SHAKE try adding approx 8-9g of organic, cold pressed coconut oil to a mixed protein shake...and enjoy!











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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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