MCT Oil + How to Eat Fat to Burn Fat
MCT oil is my go-to healthy fat for adding to smoothies, matcha lattes, and as the base of homemade salad dressings. MCT stands for medium-chain triglyceride. MCTs are a special class of fats that are derived from coconut oil and/or palm oil. These triglycerides have a unique chemical structure so your body metabolizes MCTs differently than short-chain and long-chain triglycerides.
Normally, when you eat a food that contains fat, it is broken down in the small intestine with the help of bile and lipase, a pancreatic enzyme. MCTs are able to skip this step and head straight for the liver to be quickly converted to ketones to fuel your brain and body. Ketones put you into ketosis, which is when you burn fat (instead of sugar) for fuel.
Burning fat for fuel is great for many reasons, such as appetite suppression, weight loss, mental clarity, immune support, etc. To learn more about these awesome health benefits, plus which kind of MCT oil to buy and how to use it, click the button below!