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Is MCT Oil better than coconut oil?

Is MCT Oil better than Coconut Oil?

MCT oil and coconut oil have different composition of medium chain Triglycerides. The differences in their effects on health come from considerably different proportions of some fatty acids types: coconut oil is lower in MCTs and high in Lauric acid...

Medium chain triglycerides

Medium chain triglycerides

The interest in medium chain triglycerides has increased in recent years due to the popularization of coconut oil as a super food. Find out what are medium chain triglycerides and what is their association with coconut oil, palm kernel oil and MCT...

Lauric acid - is it medium or long chain?

Lauric acid – is it medium or long chain?

This article describes some common myths related to categorizing lauric acid as long chain, and explains why it is actually a medium chain fatty acid. Why do we care if lauric acid is a medium or a long chain fatty acid? Medium chain fatty acids are...

Are the amounts of toxic metals in gourmet salts dangerous?

Himalayan salt myths

Himalayan salt has insignificant amounts of trace elements that include a combination of essential minerals, toxic and radioactive elements. None of the popularly claimed health benefits attributed to the essential trace minerals of Himalayan salt...

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