I was at the grocery store recently stocking up on avocados, olive oil, coconut oil, and a few other ketogenic diet staples when I had a proverbial light bulb moment.
The cover of one of the top-selling magazines on newsstands, Woman’s World (a magazine that reaches 1.6 million people every week!), ran a story about losing weight with good fats, including my favorite ketone fuel!
I’m talking about the power of MCTs, of course—the medium-chain triglyceride fats that have the ability to transform your body, inside and out.
Here is what we know about MCTs:
We know that MCTs are most abundantly found in coconuts. We also know that medium-chain fats are not readily found in the standard American diet due to misleading information we have been told about saturated fat for decades. Given the amazing health benefits that ingesting MCTs provide, we now know that we should be consuming this “good fat” on a daily basis.
Then, there is what we need to know about MCT oils on the market:
- 80% of them are refined oils made with lower standards of quality, purity and safety testing.
- Petroleum-based chemical solvents are commonly used to remove impurities from MCT oil.
- During transport, coconuts often sit unprocessed for hours in heat and humidity, a breeding ground for mold.
The good news is, there are pure MCT oils out there that are processed with quality and integrity in mind.
Making the decision to transform your health and ditch old habits isn’t always easy. In fact, one of the biggest obstacles to adopting lifestyle changes is the information overload that abounds.
However, I’m committed to making it easier for you by cutting through the clutter and misinformation—starting with MCT oil.
It all comes down to quality. Why does quality matter?
Because if it doesn’t taste good, look good or deliver results, you won’t ever use it. And if you don’t use it, you won’t get any benefits—ever!
There are only 4 things to remember—but I promise they make all the difference.
I call them the 4 Ps of MCTs:
- Potency – The manner in which coconuts are grown—organic or non-organic—can increase or decrease the nutritional value of the fruit.
- Purity – Many MCT oils on the market are processed with chemical solvents like hexane and do not undergo mold testing.
- Processing – How quickly fruit is processed after picking, oil extraction methods and whether it is purified enzymatically or chemically are key steps in determining the quality of the final product.
- Packaging – Freshness, and flavor can be affected by the package. Glass bottles or a PET bottle are considered the best way to preserve maximum potency and freshness.