Benefit of coconut oil for cyclist chamois

Even if you are not looking to lose body fat, and choose other means of fueling and re hydrating, coconut still offers other benefits for endurance athletes, and I recommend including it regularly in your diet especial for cyclist.

I actually ran out of chamois butter about more than 3 month before. I realize it as I was about to head out on a long ride. My cyclist friend provides me suggestion for trying the coconut oil. Because I have suffered with saddle sores off and on for the entire cycling career. I never got by the LBS to get any cream, so continued with the coconut oil. I am about 3 week into using the coco oil and have had no re occurrence with the sores. So far, I am sold.

More benefit and uses of coconut oil

  • It is energy dense, so provides a good source of easily digested extra calories. Try the chunks of raw coconut available from supermarkets as a quick snack between meals.
  • It contains a wide range of metabolically important micro nutrients, including zinc and vitamin C, as well as the electrolytes already mentioned.
  • It is a safe fat to use when cooking at high temperatures as it does not break down as quickly
  • as unsaturated fats such as olive oil and vegetable oils. Perfect for stir-fries! And you can’t taste the coconut flavor.
  • If you are lactose intolerant or allergic to milk proteins, coconut milk and yogurts make great alternatives. Try Kara milk (karadairyfree.com)
  • And Co Yo yogurts (coy.co.uk) – both delicious.
  • Finally, the caprylic acids found in coconut oil have been shown to have anti-microbial actions, so may help to fight against infection, while la uric acid in coconut converts to monolaurin, which is thought to play a role in the immune system. Try adding a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil to recovery drinks and smoothies.

Note for cyclist:

Probably 80% chamois cream as good as real chamois cream. The only significant difference would be the lack of any anti-bacterial properties Peanut butter makes great chamois butter. Be sure to use smooth rather than crunchy; also avoid using if you are allergic from peanuts.

We also able to have made a mix of Shea, almond oil, oregano oil, and tea tree oil. Works wonderful and have not had one saddle sore since I started using this combo 8 months ago.

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