What Are Mct Foods

MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides. MCTs are a type of fat that is found in certain foods such as coconut oil, palm kernel oil, butter, milk, yogurt and cheese . MCTs are also available as a supplement in the form of MCT oil.

MCTs are different from other types of fats because they are metabolized differently by the body. They are absorbed quickly and transported directly to the liver where they are used for energy. MCTs are also used as a dietary supplement for people who cannot digest certain foods properly such as those who are gluten or lactose intolerant or who have unintended weight loss or need increased calories for other medical reasons.

MCTs have been shown to have several health benefits such as improved cognitive function, weight loss, and increased energy levels.

An example of MCT food is coconut oil which is rich in MCTs. Coconut oil contains about 55% MCTs.