MCT oil (short for medium chain triglycerides) holds a myriad of health benefits for everyday use.

MCTs have been consumed all throughout history, but are believed to be largely missing from the typical “Western diet.” MCT oil from coconut by Nature’s Way is made up of only the medium chain triglycerides, no additional oils or fillers.

Contrary to popular belief, certain saturated fats, especially MCTs, are easy to digest and can contribute to heart health, obesity prevention, and brain health. Because medium chain fats are easy to digest and sent directly to the liver, they can positively alter your metabolism and the body can burn them for energy instead of storing as fat.

In short, MCT oil can help with weight loss or maintenance, help protect heart health, helps improve energy levels and mood, helps improve digestion and nutrient absorption, and has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.

This oil can be used mixed into smoothies, shakes, coffee, and other beverages or added to foods such as salads or yogurt. It is best to start at a smaller quantity, and work your way up to one whole tablespoon. MCT oil is also great for cooking because it can withstand high heat.

Find Nature's Way MCT oil in Aisle 1 at the co-op!