Go Mag | Issue 66


Energise with MCT s

R educe inflammation, improve digestion and boost your stamina with heart-healthy coconut- derived MCTs. Coconut has been widely used for a multitude of purposes, including diet, shelter and medicine. In particular, coconut’s rich medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are gaining popularity through further research studies and support from health professionals for their many health benefits. MCTs can help you to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, support metabolism, digestion and healthy skin and hair, as well as help to prevent colds and viruses, reduce inflammation and boost overall immunity. Heart health Fats are not all the same. Saturated fats are different from unsaturated fats, and even within saturated fats there are varying types - short-chain, medium-chain and long-chain fatty acids - which all affect the body in different ways. Coconut is especially rich in medium-chain triglycerides, a unique type of fatty acid that has tremendous benefits for the body and behaves quite differently in the body from other fats. For example, MCTs are quick to digest and easily used for energy, rather than stored for the long term. Coconut’s MCTs are also less likely to contribute to plaque build-up in the arteries, which is what

The right weight The MCTs in coconut have been shown to suppress appetite, with test subjects who followed a high MCT diet demonstrating a significantly reduced caloric intake. MCTs boost the body’s metabolic rate, helping with weight control, while also ensuring the body feels full and satiated for longer. MCTs are therefore helpful for athletes or diabetics who follow a higher-protein, lower-carbohydrate diet, because they provide energy, yet do not affect insulin levels and blood glucose levels in the way that sugars from carbohydrates will. Better immunity Lauric acid is one of the principal components of MCTs, and provides significant immunity-boosting benefits. Lauric acid is extremely nourishing and provides powerful antibacterial and anti- infectious effects, helping the body to fight off a variety of viruses and germs, including herpes, influenza and even the bacteria that cause stomach ulcers and urinary tract infections. Some reports suggest that another MCT, caprylic acid, can help overcome long-standing and stubborn yeast infections, such as oral thrush or candida. Go Vita loves … Niulife Coconut Clarity MCT Plus+ (brain health formula), Coconut MCT and Coconut Endurance MCT Plus+. (long-lasting formula).

can lead to arteriosclerosis, due to their energy-producing effects. They are rich in the antioxidant nutrients vitamins C and E, which help to fight free radical damage in the body. Additionally, MCTs have marvellous antimicrobial and detoxifying nutrients,

Tip: People interested in losing weight will find that Niulife Coconut Sugar is a great alternative to regular sugar; it is a low-glycaemic food and also provides iron, zinc, potassium and calcium which conventional sweeteners do not.

helping to negate the effect of exposure to toxic environmental pollutants such as chemicals, which are often associated with heart problems. ‘Good’ fats like MCTs are very important for helping the body to absorb nutrients efficiently, particularly vitamins E and D, which are required for heart health.


ISSUE 66 • 2023

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