Can you lose weight using this oil?
[Editor’s note: Facts for this story were provided by the BrandRap partner]
MANILA, Philippines – The common misconception about oils is that they’re unhealthy and fattening.
But sometimes, oil can actually be good for you. Certain kinds of oil are even necessary for the human body to function well.
Healthy oils provide energy and essential nutrients. They also enable vitamin absorption and help reduce cholesterol levels.
Did you know that there’s one type of oil that may also help you manage your weight?
A healthy oil
Saturated oil is becoming popular in the health scene for its benefits.
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) is a form of saturated oil which can be found in coconut oil and other kinds of food.
Coconut oil has been called a miracle oil because of its health benefits. And recently, Coco MCT has been getting a lot of attention from health buffs as it’s made from the best elements of coconut oil.
The oil goes through a process that extracts the healthiest elements of the oil, taking all the good fats with it and creating Coco MCT.
It’s being touted as a new superfood – and an “unexpected way to burn fat.”
Read on to learn MCT’s purported benefits, which you can get from using Coco MCT.
Aid in weight loss
Instead of having to go through lengthy digestive processes, MCTs are absorbed directly by the liver boosting your metabolism to help you burn your stored fat. It’s digested easily – meaning no fat gets deposited to the body.
MCT oil also has a satiating effect. It curbs hunger, making you eat less.
MCTs may also provide an immediate energy boost – perfect as a pre-workout supplement.
Since Coco MCT is not stored as fat, it becomes a natural alternative source of energy vs carbohydrates or sugar, training your body to burn stored fat in the body.
The brain consumes 20% of the body’s energy, meaning it consumes energy 10 times the rate of the rest of the body.
Normally, the brain gets its energy from glucose. However, this oil provides an alternative source of energy for the brain. That is why by taking Coco MCT, your mental focus is enhanced.
Furthermore, as you age, your body’s ability to use sugar and carbohydrates for energy diminishes, making this super oil a perfect anti-brain ageing supplement.
Use it everywhere
Although some people take MCT oil as a supplement, there are other seamless ways you can include it in your diet.
For instance, baking enthusiasts can try using Coco MCT in lieu of butter – perfect for the lactose-intolerant. Those watching their weight can also replace their standard salad vinaigrettes with a Coco MCT oil-based dressing.
Are you a gym rat? Get an energy boost with a dash of the oil to your protein shake. You can also do this with your morning coffee for an extra pick-me-up.
Coco MCT allows you to enjoy the healthiest nutrients of coconut oil. Eager to try it out? Are you in it for the weight loss, extra energy boost, or mental sharpness?
How do you plan to incorporate this oil into your lifestyle? – Rappler.com
Source: Dayrit, Conrado S. Coconut Oil: From Diet to Therapy / Conrado S. Dayrit, Fabian M. Dayrit; foreword by Bruce Fife. Mandaluyong City: Anvil Publishing, 2013.