By now, you’ve probably either heard of Bulletproof Coffee, or you’ve become curious about how it benefits you. We’ve posted several times on our GreenAcres Facebook pages about what makes Bulletproof Coffee so good and so unique. Besides great Bulletproof Coffee beans, the company offers two different MCT oils: XCT and Brain Octane.
There are many MCT oils on the market, and the one we’re going to delve into today is Nature’s Way MCT Oil, extracted from coconut oil, and like the Bulletproof oils, a medium chain triglyceride, actually a form of saturated fatty acid, that new science shows has numerous health benefits.
Coffee drinkers pour some form of MCT oil or butter from grass-fed cows into their morning coffee and stir up what looks like a creamy latte. Tastes delicious! But if you’re not a coffee drinker, you can squirt some on your freshly-popped popcorn or stir it into a smoothie. Any and all ways, it tastes great and enhances your health.
Delving into the science of MCT oil and how it works, I came across an online newletter by Josh Axe, who writes on myriad subjects affecting health, under the blog name Dr.Axe.
Here’s what he has to say about MCT oil:
“Coconut oil is one great source of MCTs — roughly 62–65 percent of the fatty acids in coconut oil are MCTs — but recently more concentrated MCT oils have also been growing in popularity.
“MCTs are believed to be largely missing from the diets of people eating ‘standard Western’ diets, most likely because the public has been led to believe that all forms of saturated fats are potentially harmful. However, recently research has shown a lot of evidence about the real truth regarding saturated fats.
“We now know that ideally MCT oils like coconut oil should actually be consumed every day. Certain saturated fats, especially MCTs and other healthy fats found in things like coconut oil or grass-fed beef, are in fact easier to digest than long-chain triglycerides (LCTs) and might even have more benefits related to heart health, obesity prevention and brain health, too.
“In fact, traditional populations living in tropical areas have been consuming saturated fats, including sources of MCTs like coconuts, for thousands of years without any ill effects — so consider the idea that a low-fat diet is ‘healthy’ to be one of the biggest nutrition lies there ever was!
“Aside from coconut oil, smaller amounts of MCTs can also be found in certain other foods with saturated fats including butter (especially butter from grass-fed cows), cheeses, palm oil, whole milk and full-fat yogurt.”
Dr. Axe (at left) goes on to explain what makes MCT oil so special. It helps you to:
- Maintain a healthy weight — since they both make you feel full
- Specifically reduce stored body fat — since they also raise your metabolic function
- Have more energy
- Think more clearly
- Experience better digestion
- Balance hormone levels
- Improve your mood
- Fight bacterial infection and viruses
- Absorb fat-soluble nutrients from various foods
Matt, a GreenAcres owner and GA-Bradley Fair store manager (pictured above) says, “Nature’s Way MCT Oil is good for the brain, heart and digestion, and will not find its way onto your hips.” Good enough for me!
Here are 6 Health Benefits of MCT oil:
- Can Help with Weight Loss or Maintenance
- Help Protect Heart Health
- Helps Improve Energy Levels and Your Mood
- Helps Improve Digestion and Nutrient Absorption
- Has Antibacterial, Antiviral and Antifungal Properties
- Can Withstand High-Heat Cooking
- Nature’s Way vegetarian 100% potency MCT oil from premium coconuts, no palm or filler oils
- Pure Source MCTs contain 14 grams of MCTs including caprylic and capric acids, per serving
- Flavorless and odorless
- BPA free and hexane-free
- No refrigeration required Store in a cool, dry place
Matt recommends you give it a try. See what you think.
If MCT Oil in my morning coffee makes me think better, I’m all for it. Bottom’s up!
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