Healthy fats seems to be a hot topic right now. MCT Oil is a product I've recently fallen in love with! Why?
So, what exactly is MCT Oil? “MCTs” are medium-chain triglycerides, a form of saturated fatty acid. MCTs, also called “MCFAs” for medium-chain fatty acids, are believed to be largely missing from the diets of people eating “standard Western” diets, most likely because the public has been led to believe that all forms of saturated fats are potentially harmful. (Dr. Axe, Food is Medicine) This is a gross misconception and there is a huge amount of research and data over the last few years proving the mental and physical health benefits of incorporating healthy fats into our diets in the correct fashion. (If you'd like to talk about this more, shoot me an email, I'm happy to share with you what I've learned!) MCTs are a top source of essential fatty acids because of how easily they are digested. In other words, MCTs are burned by the body as energy fuel instead of being stored as fat!
So what are the best ways to incorporate MCT oil into your daily routine? It is odorless and flavorless, so it is easy to use in cooking or even to just drink a tablespoon plain! My two favorite ways to consume it are a tablespoon in my morning coffee to get my brain fueled up and ready for the day first thing, or to blend it into my daily superfoods Shakeology shake! The possibilities are endless!
(Before making any changes to your diet, always have a discussion with your Dr.!)
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I'd love to hear if you've had a great or informative experience yourself incorporating MCTs into your life in the comments below!