Friday, May 17, 2019

It's Friday. Let's talk about MCT oil...

because I've learned that no one wants to talk about serious stuff on Friday.

What is MCT Oil?

From Health Line:
As the name suggests, medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil contains medium-length chains of fats called triglycerides. Due to their shorter length, MCTs are easily digested and many health benefits are linked to the way your body processes these fats. 
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 many other foods, such as palm oil and dairy products. 
Here are 7 science-backed benefits you can get from adding MCT oil to your diet.
Last week Dr. Davis of Wheat Belly fame chatted about MCT oil.  Mark Sisson of Mark's Daily Apple uses it also.  
When I was at Costco I saw a bottle and since I trust Costco to carry the best I brought one home.
I dumped a tablespoon in my coffee yesterday and foamed it up with a stick blender.  Did I get a burst of energy?  Yes.  Did I also get some stomach upset?  Yes.  Because you're only supposed to start with a teaspoon and work your way up to a tablespoon. My bad! Later in the day I had another tablespoon with no adverse effects.
How many of you have tried MCT Oil and what has been your experience?

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