MCT & Keto Fats
Following keto diet or low carb way of eating? Get in the right fats to help support ketosis, make your diet more sustainable and keep yourself feeling satisfied and full of energy.
If you enjoy a carbohydrate restricted or keto diet, getting enough fats is important. To keep the body in a ketogenic state, we want to choose fatty foods that are naturally low in carbohydrates to support the body to use fats as a primary energy source.
Keto fats include:
- Coconut oil – rich in MCTs, great for energy and cooking
- Monounsaturated fats including Olive oil and Avocado oil
- Flaxseed, Hemp seed, Algae and Fish oils support healthy Omega-3 balance
- Other great choices include Pumpkin seed oil, Black seed oil and delicious nut butters
Keto MCT oils contain Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs)
- C8 - caprylic acid
- C10 - capric acid
- C12 - lauric acid
Derived from coconut and easily absorbed, MCTs go straight to the liver to be converted into ketones. They’re used as an immediate source of energy rather than being stored as fat. C8 is more rapidly absorbed and processed for energy, followed by C10 and C12.
Low carb protein powders that contain MCT are perfect to support ketosis while making a good on the go snack or post-workout shake. To give your morning coffee an extra kick, try our yummy coffee creamers containing MCT oil, which offer an extra dose of energy for both body and mind.
At HealthPost, our carefully selected range will help you choose the right types of fat to support your body’s keto or low carb needs.