Champion’s Choice: Coconut Oil

coconutCoconut oil is a unique metabolism boosting fat that can help shed pounds off your body and strokes off your scorecard! A favorite among athletes, this nutrient-dense, saturated fat also supports the immune system, and reduces aging. With coconut oil included in your daily diet, you’ll be able to take your game, and your health, to the next level!
Four Big Fat Facts

1. Boosts Metabolism
Reap the benefits of coconuts oil’s thermic effect as your Camilo Villegas like muscles intimidate the competition with a deep drive straight down the middle of the fairway! Similar to lean protein, the medium-chain fats in coconuts actually increase metabolism to support muscle mass and aid fat loss.

2. Nutrient Dense
Stay strong and maximize course management skills with some nourishing pre-round coconut oil to fuel your body and brain. Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, capric acid, manganese, molybdenum, and copper, while also containing adequate calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, potassium and vitamins B, C and E.

3. Supports Immunity
Now you’re “sick days” can be spent on the course instead of the couch! Rich in lauric acid, coconut oil has antimicrobial, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties that strengthen the immune system, keeping you eligible for the course record all year long!

4. Reduces Aging

Shooting your age is easier with coconut oil! Although most people think of extra virgin olive oil as a good oil for cooking, coconut would be a much healthier choice. Unlike olive oil, coconut oil has a high heat point, making it much less susceptible to harmful oxidation that can advance aging and promote cancer.

Sample Day to Go Coconuts!
Breakfast: 3 eggs, spinach & red pepper (cooked in coconut oil)
Lunch: lettuce-wrapped burger (cooked in coconut oil), avocado & tomatoes
Snack: chocolate protein shake with coconut oil & frozen cherries
Dinner: wild salmon, asparagus, mushrooms & red potatoes (cooked in coconut oil)

Select: Unrefined, organic, virgin coconut oil with no other ingredients listed
Avoid: Refined, hydrogenated, non-organic, bleached or deodorized
Storage: Keep at room temperature for up to 2 years

Cate Ritter runs THE LEAN 18 Nutrition program at MTT Performance, A Golf Channel Academy located in Pebble Beach, CA.

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