Before I dive into how to use MCT oil, you should have a basic understanding of what it is so you know why it's worth your time, when to use it. Whether you've been in the Paleo world for a while or you're a newcomer, you've probably heard some talk about MCTs or MCT oil thanks to. MCT oil is most commonly extracted from coconut oil, as more than 50% of the fat in coconut oil comes from MCTs. These fats are also found in.
Oil Basics on MCT
It's worth the read. The main reason I wanted to write about this concept of adding a healthy fat into your coffee to substitute for breakfast is that I've gained amazing results from using one of Dave Asprey recommendations, MCT Oil. When I share with people that I add this to my coffee- most people haven't heard of it and ask- " what's that "?
So I'll explain the very basics. MCT oil is Medium-chain Triglyceride, which are triglycerides whose fatty acids have an aliphatic tail of 6—12 carbon atoms. The fatty acids found in MCTs are called medium-chain fatty acids.
Basically, to my understanding, it's a higher potency of coconut oil. I've been drinking MCT oil in my coffee for breakfast nothing else for the past months and it's given me amazing results, truly, outstanding! When I first started using it I was unaware I was using way too much. I quickly discovered this after several weeks in a row I would get a queasy stomach plus be running to the bathroom every 15 minutes.
The other tip in using it is that it can leave your throat feeling really dry when you add it to coffee. It sounds weird, but I don't mind it and actually love putting the MCT oil, coffee, and blending that in our Ninja for 15 seconds. Sometimes I'll add peppermint oil or cinamon but most of the time I love how it tastes and even makes it frothy.
If you find yourself not really enjoying it, then I recommend adding it to a smoothie in the morning. Just be sure your smoothie has 0 added sugar My diet is very low in sugar except my planned "joy eats" and high in healthy fat and veggies which helps my body switch to being fat-adapted diet instead of looking to sugar and carbs for fuel. Those are 3 of the several benefits I've experienced from using MCT oil. Several people, I talk to admit that they struggle with food cravings, being hungry often, an unwanted sweet tooth, and not being at their ideal weight.
If you haven't been mixing MCT oil into your bulletproof coffee, you might be seriously missing out on some fat-burning benefits! Consider trying out one of our favorite MCT oils— or leave a comment below recommending your favorite brand!
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What is MCT Oil?
Coconut oil is good for you. It's a cheap and abundant source of lauric acid, a medium chain triglyceride (MCT). In the US, coconut oil and MCT oil manufacturers. 4 days ago MCT Oil is one of the best ways to power up your performance, support a healthy metabolism, or kick start a weight management program. MCTs have been consumed all throughout history, but are believed to be largely missing from the typical “Western diet.” MCT oil from coconut.