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Friday, December 28, 2012


MCT Oil and Misto Pump
I LOVE, LOVE, coconut oil...(that will require a whole post on its own though!) and this MCT Oil is right on the heels of my beloved coconut oil.

Coconut oil (to keep it short) is approximately 60% medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which is the reason why coconut oil is more easily digested and quicker metabolized for energy than other type of fats.  MCTs are naturally-occurring in coconut and palm oils.

Although, I love coconut oil, I do like to use a liquid oil such as MCT oil when available for things like salads sometimes.  It is liquid and makes for a nice salad oil.  

It can also be pumped from a Misto sprayer to lightly cover something as popcorn.  I do not use it for high heat or to cook with (it is NOT for cooking because of its low smoke point), but mostly for salad dressings.  Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, where MCT oil is not, making it great for a cold salad.  I have used hot coconut oil on my salads and love that just the same, but time is usually the factor in what oil I go for quickly. 

Many people following a ketogenic diet for weight loss purposes supplement with MCT oil.  I prefer using it on salads and veggies for my supplementation!

Here is where I normally find the best price on MCT oil.
Read more on Wikipedia's site about MCT oil here.

If you are looking for a Misto oil sprayer, they can also be found at your local Bed, Bath, and Beyond store.

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