Coffee is the world's second most consumed beverage after water, and many of us depend on our morning cup to get our day started and an extra boost to our energy levels.
Coconut oil, widely marketed as a superfood, has also grown in popularity over the past few years, with many using it for cooking or beauty and skincare regimes. What you may not know is that it can also make a great addition to your coffee - something that here at Cheerful Buddha, we wanted to encapsulate. With a blend of our high-quality 100% Colombian arabica coffee with precision-infused organic MCT coconut oil, we would like to introduce our MCT Coconut Coffee 'FUEL' Blend!
MCT Coconut Oil - what is it?
Medium-chain triglycerides, also known as MCTs, are a type of saturated fat often found in foods such as coconut oil, palm kernel oil, and dairy products. MCT molecules are smaller than those found in most fats we eat, meaning they are rapidly broken down and absorbed by our bodies. This makes MCT a quick energy source and less likely to be stored as fat as opposed to long-chain triglycerides, also known as LCT, that are found in most other foods. In addition to many claiming it can help promote weight loss, MCT oil has grown popular among athletes and bodybuilders.
The proportion and types of MCT molecules are the two main differences between coconut oil and MCT coconut oil. Coconut oil is the richest natural source of MCT, comprising around 54%. However, coconut oil also contains LCTs and unsaturated fats. MCT coconut oil contains 100% MCTs, making it a concentrated source. It's also important to note that it is man-made via a process called fractionation
The great thing about MCT oil is that it can easily be mixed into a variety of foods and beverages, including soups, smoothies, tea, and coffee (of course).
What are the benefits of MCT Oil?
Like many other superfoods, MCT Coconut Oil offers a range of benefits, all stemming from the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and thermogenic properties it contains.
Fuel for your body and brain
MCT oil is one of the fastest sources of clean fuel for the body and brain. A study showed that those who consumed foods high in MCTs were able to endure a high-intensity exercise for longer than those who consumed foods high in LCTs. Thus, MCT oil could be linked to boost energy levels and improve endurance.
Helps with weight loss
The popularity of MCT oil is often witnessed with those following a ketogenic diet, which is low in carbs and high in fat. Ketosis is a metabolic process and fat-burning state that MCT coconut oil can help you reach and maintain.
Better brain and memory function
The benefits of MCT oil aren't just limited to physical wellness. Although studies are yet to show any proof that it can prevent any mental deterioration, both MCT coconut oil and the ketogenic diet may help manage cognitive conditions such as epilepsy, autism, and Parkinson's disease.
More research is needed, but the preliminary results are promising.
Benefits of Cheerful Buddha's MCT Coconut Coffee Blend
With precision-infused 1,350mg of organic ingredient - the MCT coconut oil - blended with our luxury, high-quality Colombian arabica coffee beans and organic Cacao help to create this superfood coffee blend.
All of our ingredients have their own benefits, making this one of the healthiest coconut coffee blends on the market.
Superfood Coffee Blends with Cheerful Buddha