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MCT Oil

Healthy fats are all the rage, and among these, MCT oil falls in a special category. A concentration of certain fats found in coconut oil, it promises to deliver quick energy and a host of other benefits.

“MCT” is an abbreviation for medium chain triglycerides, also called medium chain fatty acids. Fats are made of chains of molecules bound together and, depending upon the number of carbon atoms in a chain, are classified as short, medium, or long chain.

1. Boosting Energy

“Medium chain triglycerides are more easily digested than other fats,” says. “More importantly,” he adds, “unlike long chain triglycerides, which get stored in your body’s other cells, tissues, and organs, MCTs are stored in the liver, where they are quickly metabolized and converted into a readily available source of energy.”

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