With questions raised regarding fat and its place in our diet, studies have given hope to the possibilities of fats that can be beneficial to our bodies. While most fats work against us in our desire to lose weight and keep weight off, Medium Chain Triglycerides are completely different and actually have unique beneficial properties. The properties of these fats can be a key factor in weight loss.
What Are Medium Chain Triglycerides?
Medium Chain Triglycerides, or MCTs, found in a variety of foods such as coconut oil, palm kernel oil, milk, cheese, and yogurt, are fatty acids that act differently in the body than other oils and fats. They are easily broken down by the body without presenting the same issues as other forms of food, such as carbohydrates, which are usually always stored as fat. MCT oil offers another way of ingesting MCTs. Dosages can vary from 5 to 50mg daily.