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What the heck is MCT?

What the heck is MCT?

MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides, which is a mouthful, but the science is pretty straightforward. Triglycerides are just a fancy word for fats and they have two main functions in the body: they are either stored as body fat for later use or burned as energy.  MCT’s differ from their cousins, SCTs (short-chain triglycerides) and LCTs (long-chain triglycerides) in the number of carbon atoms in their fatty acid chains. Now stay with me — this is important because the longer the fatty acid chain, the harder it is for your body to digest. This means that MCTs are usually used...

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What are superfoods?

What are Superfoods?

We’ve all heard the hype about superfoods, but what are they really? Healthy silver bullet or a marketing ploy? Superfoods are foods that are jam-packed with healthy stuff, like antioxidants, vitamins and disease-fighting nutrients that can give your body the edge it needs. Foods like berries, salmon, yoghurt have all carried the label ‘super’ for their various health-promoting effects. Generally, superfoods are mostly plant-based, but the list includes some fish and dairy as well. They are foods that have been singled out for their overabundance of things like healthy fats (which may prevent heart disease), fibre (great for the digestion...

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