Improve Your Gut Health with MCTs
Improve your gut health with MCTs
Did you know MCTs – Medium-chain Triglycerides in coconut oil have antifungal, anti-virucidal, and anti-microbial properties, which are easy to digest and may help restore the balance of gut bacteria? How can you improve your gut health with MCTs? A poor diet in general, or after festivities, can trigger increased symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, a proliferation of harmful bacteria, and an imbalanced gut microbiome. Adding MCTs to drinks or foods can help to increase the levels of healthy bacteria in our guts by improving the body’s ability to absorb vitamins and minerals and have the ability to reduce bloating and symptoms of IBS. Great news for anyone like me who has to undo the top button on jeans and pants.
Coconuts contain many chains of triglycerides; however, the main types are from MCT. These are C6 (caproic acid), C8 (caprylic acid), C10 (capric acid) and C12 (lauric acid). These types have different functions, which makes them a great addition to your diet as they’re an excellent energy source.
MCTs have a shorter chemical structure than other fats. The body absorbs and uses it immediately. After digestion, MCTs are transported to the liver and utilised for energy, transforming quickly into ketones.
Improve your gut health by adding MCTs in liquid or powdered form to smoothies, juices, cold and hot food, and treats.
They’re good for the gut and overall health.