Due to popular demand we have a new oil on offer – MCT oil!
This energy boosting oil has so many great benefits and is easy to include in your diet. Read on to find about the benefits of this oil with 3 great recipes that mix it with our freeze dried fruits, chia, hemp to our apple cider vinegar!
What is MCT?
MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) Oil is made from coconut fatty acids including C8 (Caprylic Acid) and C10 (Capric Acid) saturated fats. Our MCT oil has a C8C10 60/40 ratio which is the natural ratio seen in coconut.
How does it work?
These medium chain fatty acids are absorbed by the body and broken down much quicker than long chain fatty acids, thereby providing quick energy. These fats go straight to the liver where they can be used as an instant energy source or turned into ketones bodies. Whereas the brain would usually rely upon glucose for energy, ketones can cross from the blood to the brain, providing the brain with an alternative and more efficient energy source.
How could I potentially benefit from it?
The efficiency of these MCTs means that they are more likely to be used as a rapid energy source rather than stored as fat, which gives them many health benefits.
MCTs can be naturally found in products such as coconut oil, palm kernel oil and dairy products but MCT Oil is a highly concentrated source of Medium Chain Triglycerides. Therefore it is commonly used in sports nutrition, ketogenic diets and medical nutrition. The neutral colour, taste and odourless smell of this product enable it to be easily incorporated into your diet.
It is recommended to start with just 1 teaspoon of MCT oil a day and increase your intake slowly, up to 2 tablespoons a day, making sure you track how you feel after consuming it. As always we advise doing independent research and seeing what your body needs.
Check out two recipes with MCT oil below to get you going!
It’s so easy to whip up your own salad dressing to liven up any salad. Just 6 ingredients and you’ve got a homemade dressing that contains the energy-boosting MCT oil so you don’t hit that afternoon slump that often follows lunchtime. We’ve adapted the classic honey and mustard dressing and made a vegan version using maple syrup and mustard.
With all of the energy MCT oil has to offer, including it in your morning smoothie is a no brainer! We’ve combined MCT oil with beetroot and our freeze-dried raspberry for a fruity, colourful and nutritional smoothie!
Boost your MCT smoothie even more by adding a scoop of our Organic Hemp 50% Protein Powder for just £9.69 per 1kg! Packed with omega fatty acids, protein, essential amino acids, dietary fibre and iron, this plant-based protein powder can easily be added to protein shakes, ‘nice’ cream, smoothies, desserts, baked goods or yoghurt.
In this recipe we blend together our new MCT oil with our hemp protein and chia for an added omega boost!