MCT Coconut Oils & Grape Seed Oils
Coconut Oil or MCT Oil contain natural saturated fats that increase the good HDL cholesterol in your body. To date, there are over 1,500 studies showing coconut oil to be one of the healthiest foods. Research has finally uncovered the secrets to this high quality food: namely healthy fats called Medium-chain Triglycerides. Around 62 percent of the oils in coconut are made up of these three healthy fatty acids, and 91 percent of the fat in coconut oil is healthy saturated fat. This fat composition makes it one of the most beneficial fats.
Fats are made up of chains of carbon atoms, and most of the fats in a person's diet are made up of 13 to 21 of these atoms. These are called long-chain fatty acids. MCTs refers to medium-chain triglycerides that sit in the middle of the other two types. They are of medium length and made up of 6 to 12 carbon atoms.
MCTs are found in coconut oil and are processed by the body in a different way to long-chain fatty acids and help deliver nutrients throughout the body.