What is MCT Oil? Plus: Fruit-Free, Low-Carb Smoothie
Happy Friday everyone!!! I wanted to talk about a fabulous healthy fat that I have been incorporating into my diet lately. It’s call MCT oil, which stands for medium chain triglycerides. So what the heck is it and why should you try it? I won’t bore you with the scientific details, but it is out there in the Google-sphere if you want more in-depth info. MCT oil is widely used to aid in fat loss, increase energy and power up brain function. When MCT’s are absorbed into the blood stream, they bypass the digestion process that longer chain fats go through. MCT’s provide quick energy for the body and are thus less likely to be stored in the fat cells.
“The ease and speed of digestion for MCT’s make them an excellent, dynamic energy source suitable for endurance athletes, those seeking to lose weight, patients with compromised appetites, and persons with malabsorption illnesses that include; celiac disease, short bowel syndrome, and chronic liver disease.“
It is odourless and translucent at room temperature which make it perfect to add to your Bulletproof Coffee, smoothies and even salad dressings. It should not be used as a cooking oil though as it has a low burning temperature which will cause it to oxidize and affect the taste.
When shopping for MCT oils, look for one that is made from palm kernel oil as opposed to palm oil. It is less processed. I have been using New Roots Herbal MCT Energy. Some other brands you could try are:
- Bulletproof MCT Oil
- Now Foods Sports MCT
- Alpha’s Supreme MCT Oil