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Spotlight On: MCT Oil

No, it doesn’t stand for Magical Coconut Tree Oil, but it should. Instead, MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides which are naturally found in coconut and palm kernel oils.

Because of its light flavor and nutritional benefits, I use it for salad dressings, put it in my coffee or superfood tea, and make an excellent mayonnaise with it. I just get it on Amazon but they also sell it at my local health food store for a few dollars more.

Smarter sciency people [wiki here] will tell you all about MCT Oil’s benefits, such as:

  • It is more easily and rapidly digested than other fats, making it good for malabsorption issues (no bile or energy needed to digest.)
  • It can help support a fat burning, instead of a sugar burning metabolism (more and sustained energy.)
  • It is purported to stave off neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, by bypassing the liver and directly fueling the brain with ketones/triglycerides that the brain is lacking and needs to function.
  • It can help you lose or manage your weight and increase your metabolism.
  • Um, did I mention it makes an excellent mayo?

So slip some in Grandma’s (and your own) coffee every day, be smarter, faster and leaner, and enjoy 😉


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