The Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: From hair care, skin care, stress relief, to cancer, the health benefits of coconut oil seem to be endless!
Air Date: 3/18/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Tricia Psota, RD
Tricia PsotaDr. Tricia Psota is a registered dietitian and nutrition scientist in the Washington DC metropolitan area. She is a trusted food and nutrition expert specializing in research, education, and clinical dietetics with a focus on weight management, cardiovascular nutrition, and sports nutrition. She is an active member of the American Society for Nutrition and serves on their Development Committee. She is a member of multiple dietetic practice groups (DPG) within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, in particular the Weight Management DPG, Nutrition Research DPG, Vegetarian Nutrition DPG, Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition DPG, and Nutrition Entrepreneurs DPG. She serves on the board of the DC chapter of the Academy and currently holds the position of Treasurer-Elect.

Tricia's writes health and wellness articles for various newsletters as well as online. She has co-authored five book chapters and her work has been published in top-notch, peer-reviewed scientific journals in the field of nutrition, such as the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the Journal of Nutrition, and the Journal of Nutrition Education & Behavior.
The Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil used to be considered harmful for the human body due to its high saturated fat. 

We now know the health benefits of coconut oil seem to be endless!  From hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, kidney problems, heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure and more.

Registered dietitian and nutrition scientist, Dr. Tricia Psota, explains the health benefits of coconut oil, the properties these benefits can be attributed to, and how to use coconut oil externally and when cooking.


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