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The Saturated Fat That Keeps You Full + Burns Fat: A Doctor Explains

Posted by by Dr. Mark HymanApril 4, 2016 4:51 AM on

How MCTs Can Help With Weight Loss

MCTs are the easiest type of fatty acid that your body can burn for calories. They get absorbed directly from the gut to the liver and burned very quickly. For many patients, they become that nudge to ditch those last 10 to 15 stubborn pounds that just won’t seem to budge.

Research confirms that MCTs can make you lean and healthy. In one study, researchers compared the results of MCTs with long-chain triglycerides on body fat, energy expenditure, appetite, and other aspects of weight loss in overweight men. They put these men on different diets for 28 days. One group ate a coconut-oil-rich diet high in MCTs such as caprylic acid and lauric acid. The other group ate a diet rich in long-chain triglycerides like olive oil. They then switched the diets so that they could see differences in the same subjects.  Read more....http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-24433/the-saturated...

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