You all know I'm a health nut and am always researching. :) I've recently discovered the benefits of MCT oil. I put it in my coffee with butter and it's totally fabulous. I cook with it and dribble it on salad. It's clear and tasteless, but oh my goodness, my skin is so great since using it!
First off, what is MCT oil, you ask? It's medium chain triglycerides. It's found in coconut oil and palm kernel oil. Here are some of the benefits of it:
More easily digested than regular oils so helps with malabsorption issues.
Metabolized quickly in the liver and decreases fat storage (helps you lose weight in other words.)
Improves thyroid function.
Improves brain health.
Improves athletic performance (yeah, I'm going to need THAT one. LOL)
Stimulates thermogenesis. (increases metabolic rate.)
Helps regulate blood sugar.
Now you can just use coconut oil. It's 60% MCT. But I have found that I really prefer the MCT oil. It's colorless, tasteless, and stays liquified. I just love the stuff! Have you ever tried it? If not, what new thing are you working on for your health?