The Fat That Works Like A Carb

Although classified as a fat, your body processes medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) more like a carbohydrate. The majority of fats are broken down in your intestines, but MCTs are absorbed intact and transported to your liver where they're used primarily as energy. That's part of the reason scientists from Columbia University think they might help speed body fat loss.

Natural sources of MCTs include coconut oil, palm oil and butter. Because other types of fat are also present in those foods, athletes and dieters get most of their MCTs through supplements. The researchers working on this study had subjects supplement with 18 to 24 grams of MCTs daily for 16 weeks. Another group got olive oil. Results showed that men and women aged 19 to 50 supplementing with MCTs realized a greater decrease in total, upper body and abdominal fat.

The Bigger Picture: MCTs appear to be another type of fat that helps fight fat. CLA, which made ON's Breaking News just last week, is another. The benefits of both MCTs and CLA can be amplified when you stick to a sensible diet of whole foods and exercise regularly.
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Sep 15, 2012
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