What is MCT oil and what is it used for?

      What is MCT oil? We recently talked about healthy and   best fats for you and the keto diet as well. But there has been a lot of talk about MCT oil lately because it has many health benefits, from aiding weight loss to keeping your body energy. So you need to know why it is useful and where to find it and also some recipes to try it.


What is MCT Oil?

MCTs refer to Medium Chain Triglycerides, which are made up of Medium Chain Fatty Acids. MCT oil is a saturated fat but is a more concentrated source of coconut oil. Without going into the scientific details of its chemical composition, MCT oil consists of chains of carbon and hydrogen, and it is of medium length in chemical composition, with a length ranging between 6-12 carbon atoms.

This chemical structure is what makes MTC oil useful because it is easy for the body to digest and absorb as an energy source. Unlike other fats, MCTs do not need bile or other pancreatic enzymes to help break them down. They are smaller in size and are easily absorbed by the small intestine and transported to the liver, where they are converted into ketones.

Ketones are substances produced by the body when fats are used as an energy source, unlike glucose.

This means that MCT fat is used by the body as fuel instead of being stored as fat. Due to its fat molecular structure, MCT oil is often beneficial for people with gallbladder problems or malabsorption issues such as leaky gut syndrome, or Crohn’s disease because they are easily digested and absorbed into the body.

Nutritional Facts in MCT Oil

Per 1 tablespoon of MCT oil (15 ml):

  • Calories: 130 kcal.
  • Total Fat: 14g
  • Saturated fat: 14 grams.
  • Medium chain triglycerides (from coconut or palm): 14 grams.
  • It also provides about 50-65% of the daily requirement of caprylic acid, and 30-45% of capric acid.

MCT oil has many health benefits such as supporting the metabolism, maintaining a healthy weight, improving digestion, balancing hormone levels and increasing energy. Medium-chain triglycerides such as coconut oil have anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, so it is useful in maintaining a healthy gut by eliminating harmful gut bacteria. You can find medium chain triglycerides in various foods such as:

  • Coconut oil
  • Palm seed oil.
  • Cheese.
  • Butter.
  • the milk.
  • Yogurt.

However, one of the largest sources of medium chain triglycerides comes from concentrated MCT oil. MCT Oil is neutral in flavor and can be used in various recipes such as sauces and sauces or even in your morning coffee. We are going to show you two different recipes with MCT oil that you can use to start introducing more healthy fats into your diet. We like them because they help you get healthy snacks and eat them on the go. Both help maintain energy levels as well as supply healthy fats throughout the day.

MCT Oil Gummy Dessert Recipe

the components:

  • 1 cup of frozen berries.
  • 1 cup of ginger kombucha.
  • 4 tablespoons of gelatin.
  • 1-2 tablespoons of MCT oil.

And if you use MCT oil, tell us how you use it 

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