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Cook with This Oil for Optimal Health!

November 21, 2022 in Podcast


This week I discuss the importance of cooking for yourself and how using coconut oil can go a long way in creating optimal health. Avoid cooking in PUFA's (canola, sunflower, corn and soy oils) and use a stable saturated fat like coconut oil. Here are some reasons why:

  •  Has strong anti-fungal and antiseptic effects
  •  May strengthen immune system
  •  Doesn't interfere with the oxidation of carbs and can provide energy when cellular function is compromised
  •  Has antioxidant properties
  •  Protects cells against energy failure or toxic insult
  •  Stimulates metabolic rate and supports thyroid function
I love using coconut oil not only because of it's health benefits but also it's neutral flavor profile as well! Let me know what you think!

Brian (1s):

Hello and welcome to the Get Lean and Eat Clean podcast. My name is Brian Gr. I'm a certified health coach, trainer and author, and this podcast is for middle aged men and women looking to optimize their health and get their bodies back to what it once was 10 to 15 years ago. I will give you simple, actionable items to get long term sustainable results. Thanks for listening and enjoy the show. All right, welcome to the Get Lean E Clean podcast. My name is Brian Grn and I hope you had a great weekend. Happy Tuesday if you're listening to this on Tuesday, and hopefully listen to my interview with Dr.

Brian (44s):

Ted Naman. This was a rebroadcast of an episode that I did back in the beginning of the year and we touched on all about his protein to energy ratio. You know, how to avoid overeating junk food, the best workout to do when you're on a short timeframe, and the importance and role of protein in your diet. So definitely check out my interview with Dr. Ted. That was a great episode that I did in the beginning of the year. And today I wanna touch on a topic that I talk a lot about as far as long term sustainable health, and that's cooking for yourself. And I was just, my wife and I were just in Arizona for a week. We did not cook for ourselves, and we realized how much we enjoy doing that because you can really control the ingredients that are going near food.

Brian (1m 30s):

You know, when you're going out to dinner to the, to restaurants. As you know, they're cooking 99% of the time in vegetable oils that are high in PolyOne saturated fats. And when cooked at high temperature can cause oxidation and inflammation. And so the beauty of cooking for yourself is you control what's going in your food, right? So, so important. And if you're working for the week and you know, you don't wanna go out to eat, make, you know, sort of make these batch meals where you have a bunch done on Sunday and you could bring it for the week. I think that's just a great health hack that if you can get into the habit of doing it can go a long way.

Brian (2m 11s):

I mean, a lot of people during the Covid era or you know, the, the Covid time when everyone was in lockdown, some people really improved their health because they were cooking for themselves. Others just ordered in all the time and they actually got worse. I, I would, I would love to see a stat on that the percentage of people who health has deteriorated versus actually gotten better based on whether they cook for themselves or whether they were just ordering in food all the time. I'm not saying you can't every once in a while, but I think if 80% of the time you cook for yourself, I think they can go a long way. And one of the things I wanna talk about for cooking for yourself in oil that everyone should use is coconut oil.

Brian (2m 53s):

And it's like the opposite of the polyunsaturated fats that are in the vegetable oils because the problem is these polyunsaturated fats can cause inflammation get ranted when they're, when they're, when they're, you know, it gets stale ranted over a short period of time. And essentially you want cook in coconut oil because not only is it a stable fat, but there's many benefits and I'm gonna touch on them today for reasons why you should be cooking with saturated fats. And coconut oil is one of the best. Dr. Ray Pete, who Jay Feldman gets a lot of his information from, just check out his articles on, on coconut oil and I'll put a link in the show notes and he'll touch all about the importance of coconut oil and I'm gonna touch on those today.

Brian (3m 41s):

But really, if you're gonna cook for yourself, you know, you can use ta, you can use extra virgin olive, olive oil as well. That's a good one. Butter as long as it's not heated too high. And coconut oil is a great one. It's a neutral, neutral flavor taste, so you can really much pair it with anything. And some of the benefits are, I'm gonna name a few today. One, it has actually a strong antifungal and antiseptic effect. It can actually strengthen your immune system. It also doesn't interfere with the oxidation of carbs and can provide energy when cellular function is compromised. It has antioxidant properties as it prevents what's called lipid peroxidation.

Brian (4m 24s):

It protects the cell against energy failure or toxic insult, and it stimulates the metabolic rate and supports thyroid function. So coconut oil is a saturated fat rich food and it's contained it, excuse me, it contains short and medium chain fatty acids. And the bottom line is when you're cooking for yourself is to avoid those vegetable oils, right? Canola, oil, sunflower. Most foods are, most foods have them laced in there. And I think if you can get in the habit of cooking for yourself with some coconut oil, I think this can go a long way.

Brian (5m 4s):

And the nice thing about coconut, like I said, it has sort of a neutral profile and it doesn't necessarily have much taste, which I think is good when it comes to just cooking for your things. So you want to avoid the toxic, unsaturated, unsaturated fat oils such as sapp, soy, corn, flaxseed, and start using, start using coconut oil for all the reasons I listed and much, much more. So hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions and I think if you can make it a habit to cook for yourself 80% of the time and use great oils like coconut oil, I think it can go a long way for your health.

Brian (5m 46s):

So that's all I wanna touch on today. Looking forward to a great interview on Friday, and have a great rest of the week and we will talk later. Thanks for listening to the Get Lean E Clean podcast. I understand there are millions of other podcasts out there and you've chosen to listen to mine and I appreciate that. Check out the show notes@briangrin.com for everything that was mentioned in this episode. Feel free to subscribe to the podcast and share it with a friend or family member that's looking to get their body back to what it once was. Thanks again and have a great day.

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