As many followers of keto and other low-carb diets can tell you, getting yourself into ketosis—that state in which your body has stopped using carbs for energy and has started burning fat—can be a challenge.
Throw in hunger pangs and fatigue from busy schedules, and some folks may be ready to call it quits.
One way to power past the carbs-to-fat barrier is to supplement your efforts with MCT oil. Derived from coconut oil and other sources, MCT can help you unlock the keto diet’s full potential.
MCT is short for medium-chain triglycerides, a type of fat that the body tends to turn into energy quickly—before it has a chance to turn into body fat. What’s more, MCT can help you feel fuller for a longer period of time, and it contains fewer calories than other types of oil.
MCT is especially useful for low-carb diets because it produces ketones, the fat-based fuel source that gives the keto (“ketogenic”) eating plan its name.
This may reduce the brain fog, nausea and other symptoms of “keto flu” that can deter some dieters. In addition, MCT has shown an ability to support the beneficial intestinal microbes known collectively as the gut microbiome, which can also help ease digestive distress.
Exercise is crucial for any healthy lifestyle and here again, MCT oil may help.
According to one study, older women who combined aerobic exercise and MCT oil were able to go into fat-burning mode more readily than through exercise alone.
In another study, MCT was able to fight the loss of muscle mass, an action that can improve exercise capacity.
This article is courtesy of Energy Times Magazine August/September 2019 issue.
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