What is MCT Oil?
“MCTs” are medium-chain triglycerides, a form of saturated fatty acid. They are also sometimes called “MCFAs” for medium-chain fatty acids.
What does MCT oil do to make it a top source of healthy fats? Medium-chain fats are digested easily and sent directly to your liver, where they have a thermogenic effect and the ability to positively alter your metabolism, helping you to become a fat burning machine!
Why Should I Use MCT Oil?
Did you see the fat burning machine comment above?!?!
Enough said, right? Well, just in case you're not convinced, here are a few more reasons:
MCTs have been shown to possess anti-fungal and anti-microbial effects.
Your brain is largely made up of fatty acids, so you need a steady supply from your diet to feel your best, think clearly, perform well at work, and stay sharp well into older age.
MCTs seem to be able to help decrease cardiovascular disease and mortality risk in general due to helping lower odds of becoming obese. Most likely, they have this positive effect because they are anti-inflammatory, easy to digest, satiating and easily used for energy as described above.
MCTs have been shown to help with metabolic issues, abdominal obesity, aiding in hormone imbalance and insulin sensitivity (common in women with PCOS).
The SIH Way to Use MCT Oil
1 tsp. of MCT (we love Left Coast brand)
2 tbsp. of non dairy creamer (dairy free half and half or heavy whipping cream if you don't have dairy sensitivity)
*if you want a sweetener but it’s important it is zero sugar
8-16 oz of coffee
Blend all in a blender. It will be frothy and delicious!
Start with 1 tsp. of the MCT oil! DO NOT start with 1 tbsp. or you might have “disaster pants.”
MCT oil will help your bowels, joints, clarity and focus, skin, and fat loss.
The intent of the coffee is to extend a morning fast especially for people who don’t want to eat breakfast. Plus, it’s a great way for you to get those good, fat burning fats in your system. Fat doesn’t make you fat. A high sugar and processed carb diet makes you great at storing fat.
Scientifically proven benefits of MCT oil include its ability to help with weight loss or maintenance, heart health protection, improved energy levels and mood, and digestion and nutrient absorption support. (Happier, Thinner, More Energy)
In addition, MCT oil has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.
It’s become popular to use MCT oil in coffee when following a high-fat diet, such as the keto diet.