The Benefits of MCT Oil: Not all fats are created equal!

By Kyle Shneider, CSCS

Consume More Fat. We know what you’re probably thinking: “Really? Eat more fat?” The answer is YES! Increasing the amountof quality fat or oil in your diet can actually improve your health – especially if the oil contains medium chain triglycerides (MCTs).

Unlike other fats, MCTs contain fewer calories and provide benefits including weight loss, muscle maintenance, increased energy, and cognitive support. Here are some more benefits of MCT Oil. It has been shown to protect against things like…

  • Heart Disease
  • Illness
  • Cancer
  • Fatigue
  • Diabetes
  • Other degenerative diseases

MCTs Produce Energy, Not Fat. The typical Western diet is largely composed of long chain triglycerides (LCTs), which in excess are stored as fat. Yet, the shorter length MCTs are primarily used for energy production and are rarely ever stored as fat.

Slow Down Aging. When free radicals accumulate in the body, we become extremely vulnerable to the development of degenerative disease and an increased rate of aging. Fortunately, nature provides us with saturated fats that do not create free radicals when exposed to oxygen, heat, or light.

MCTs from MCT Lean MCT Oil are 100% plant-based saturated fats, making them resistant to oxidation and free radical formation.

Lean Tip

Add MCT Lean MCT Oil to smoothies, other drinks or substitute for conventional oils in salad dressings, sauces or low heat cooking as a source of beneficial fatty acids. It is not recommended for use in frying due to its low smoke point.

 

References:
Fife, B. (2004). The Coconut Oil Miracle. New York: Avery.
Thampan, P. K. (1994). Facts and fallacies about coconut oil. Jakarta: Asian and Pacific Coconut Community.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

DSC_0249Kyle is a National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is currently working towards completing his Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification and plans on attaining his Master’s in Exercise Physiology in the near future. At the age of 22, Kyle has worked with and constructed specific training programs for top high school and Division I, II, and III male and female collegiate athletes.

If you have any questions, want more information, need more convincing, or would like help creating a workout plan please don’t hesitate to email me at kyle@mctlean.com!

 

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