Fats are an essential component of a healthy diet, but saturated fats have long had a bad reputation.
But not all saturated fats were created equally. In fact, we love MCT Coconut Oil here at Piping Rock.
MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides. These are saturated fats that are produced from hydrolyzed palm kernel oil or coconut oil. Medium-chain triglycerides have a smaller molecular size, which makes them easier to absorb and metabolize more quickly than their long-chain counterparts.**
This fast-acting property is valued among athletes and those seeking enhanced energy; medium-chain triglycerides are a source of quick boost that can be delivered to the entire body.**
You can take a tablespoon of MCT Coconut Oil on its own as a nutritional supplement, however if you’re not keen on taking the oil on its own, here are our favorite ways to incorporate it into your daily life:
MCT can be used in many recipes. It is not recommended for frying due to its low boiling point and is recommended for low to medium heat cooking.
Using MCT Oil in homemade salad dressings is just one creative way to incorporate it into your diet. Mixing it with Apple Cider Vinegar and salt is one simple recipe, but there are numerous ways to use it to spice up your salad!
PROTEIN SHAKES AND COFFEE
Adding MCT to your protein shakes or coffee is a great way to give an added boost to the beverage that keeps you going. Simply adding a tablespoon to your morning shake or cup of java is an easy way to add it to your morning routine.
If you’re still not sure about using this oil in your favorite recipes, MCT oil is also available in soft gel form.
How do you like to use MCT Coconut Oil? Let us know here in the comments!