MCT Oil vs Coconut Oil: Which is best for you?
Coconut oil seemed to come out of nowhere. One day no one was talking about it, and the next day coconut oil became the solution to everything health and wellness. Well, it deserves the hype! Because coconut oil’s uses and benefits are expansive.
Now, you might be hearing some talk about the benefits of MCT (medium-chain triglycerides) oil. So let’s talk about the difference between MCT oil and coconut oil so you can choose which is best for you.
Is MCT oil the same as coconut oil?
Not quite. MCT oil and coconut oil both gained popularity because of the ketogenic diet. While they do have similar characteristics, they have different compounds. MCTs are a natural component of coconuts – and MCT oil is often derived from coconut oil, but MCT oil is not the same as coconut oil.
So what is the difference?
MCT oil is refined to contain nothing but MCTs. Coconut oil typically contains about half as many MCTs as your average pure MCT oil. MCT oil is a better addition to your keto diet than coconut oil in terms of gaining energy and losing weight, because the MCTs are really what’s doing the tough work! MCT’s are a type of saturated fat found in:
- Coconut oil
- Palm kernel oil
What are the health benefits of MCT oil?
MCT oil is found in the copra of the coconut. It makes up about 50-55% of the fat in the copra. Studies have found consumption of MCT oil aids in weight loss when compared to olive oil (2). And since coconut oil is the highest natural source of MCT’s, coconut oil is a beneficial addition to your diet. Try adding coconut oil to your diet with Jessica’s mouthwatering, guilt-free power bombs. I promise you’ll love them!
In hemp and happiness,