Are the MCT Oil Nutrition and Health Claims Backed Up?
|Are the MCT Oil Nutrition and Health Claims Backed Up?||Darrell Miller||05/13/17|
May 13, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: Are the MCT Oil Nutrition and Health Claims Backed Up?
Coconut oil has experienced a huge increase in sales and taken the media bystorm in recent years. coconut oil can be found not only in specialty health food stores, but at most local grocers as well. Diets high in MCTs (65% of coconut oil's makeup) have been shown to improve glucose tolerance and reduce body fat accumulation when compared to diets high in LCTs. MCFAs have also been shown to preserve insulin action in, and insulin resistance in rat studies. When compared with other fats, coconut oil contains 2.6% fewer calories. Keep in mind however that all high-fat foods and oils are calorically dense and simply adding in more calorically dense food to a diet already ample in calories is not likely to result in weight loss.According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, virgin coconut oil has potential antioxidant properties due to certain plant nutrients it contains called phenolic compounds.
- The four types of MCTs are caproic acid, caprylic acid, capric acid and lauric acid.
- Medium chain fatty acids are metabolized differently by the body than long chain or short chain fatty acids.
- The calories in MCTs are quickly processed for instant energy in the liver.
"MCT oil is associated with a whole host of health claims including weight loss, decreased risk of metabolic syndrome, lowered abdominal fat, lowered inflammatory markers, decreased triglyceride levels, and the ability to raise HDL (good) cholesterol."
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