MCT Oil is a quick source of clean, healthy fuel that can be used to:
- kick start a weight loss program
- power up athletic performance
- increase energy levels
- improve brain function
MCT stands for medium chain triglyceride which is a fancy name for a saturated fatty acid. It is sent directly to the liver to be converted easily and quickly into energy, rather than being stored as fat.
Coconut oil is one of the best sources of MCTs. Around 62-65% of the fatty acids in coconut oil are
MCTs. You can also find it in, butter, cheeses, palm oil, whole milk and full-fat yogurt.
This tasteless, odorless oil can be used as a substitute for conventional oils in salad dressing and sauces. Try spraying it over your salad with your choice of seasoning! Many people add a tablespoon to their morning coffee for a little extra energy.
You can also use MCT oil for cooking because it has a high smoke point, which means they can withstand high temperatures without being oxidized and becoming unhealthy or even dangerous.