Dr. Oz Coconut Oil For Weight Loss
Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) Dr. Oz Thursday July 25 2013: 3 fat melters, three ways to lose weight; supplements to help shed pounds. MCT Oil, CLA, Calcium Pyruvate, could one of these Dr. Oz fat melters work for you?
Dr. Eva Selhub & Dr. Oz July 24, 2013 show to discuss how the benefits of MCT’s can help you lose weight. MCT’s are found in coconut oil, and easier to digest than fats in other cooking oils and are quickly absorbed.
First off, let’s learn more about MCT’s, the third fat burner Dr. Oz talked about today, Medium Chain Triglycerides. Today Dr. Oz talked about how coconut oil contains MCT’s, Medium-chain triglycerides which your body uses for energy and increases your body’s efficiency to burn fat, which is good news for all of us that are struggling with belly fat, junk in the trunk, or big all over. The main form of MCTs in food is in coconut, especially coconut oil. Another source is palm kernel oil (not palm oil).
Dr. Oz Coconut Oil MCT’s
Studies have shown that MCTs help speed metabolism and also help with weight loss. The main form of MCTs in food is in coconut, especially coconut oil. Another source is palm kernel oil (not palm oil). For babies, it’s found in human milk. You can also take a supplement of MCT oil. A groundbreaking 2004 study published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging found that the administration of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), the primary fat type found in coconut oil, almost immediately improved cognitive function in older adults with memory disorders.
The vast majority of the fats and oils you eat, whether they be saturated or unsaturated or come from an animal or a plant, are composed of long-chain triglycerides. Probably 98 to 100% of all the fats we eat consist of LCT. Coconut oil is quite unique as it is composed predominately of MCT. The size of the fatty acid is extremely important because physiological effects of medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil are distinctly different from the long-chain fatty acids more commonly found in our diet. It’s the MCT in coconut oil that make it different from all other fats and for the most part gives it its unique character and healing properties. Almost all of the medium-chain triglycerides used in research, medicine, and food products come from coconut oil.
“Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs)” are fats with a carbon chain length of 6 to 12 carbon atoms. Most fats that are consumed in our diets are long chain triglycerides (greater than 12 carbons) and are broken down in the intestine and then remade into a special form that can be transported in the blood. But “MCTs” are absorbed intact and taken to the liver, where they are used directly for energy.
Preliminary evidence indicates the MCTs may be useful fat substitute for individuals unable to digest fat. This includes people with fat-malabsorption and enzymatic insufficiency. Other studies indicate that a diet supplemented medium chain triglycerides may reduce weight and body fat more than a diet supplemented with long chain triglycerides. MCT softgels may be a useful dietary supplement for individuals wishing to supplement their diet with medium chain triglycerides.
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), are the primary type of fat found within coconut oil can boost cognitive performance in older adults suffering from memory disorders as serious as Alzheimer’s.
Dr. Oz suggests switching over to coconut oil for most or some of your cooking, and all your baking. Plus Dr. Oz uses coconut oil on his bread in place of butter, and loves and prefers the taste over butter.