MCT Oil

My husband went on a bulletproof diet earlier this year. He would start his day with a cup of bulletproof coffee. To make bulletproof coffee, it’s best to use MCT (medium chain triglycerides) oil. Before we got hold of it, I made do with Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) as we always have it in our pantry.

Once we bought the MCT oil, he encouraged me to take some of it due to its benefits like providing instant energy, improve metabolism, etc. I wasn’t too keen on it as I didn’t think it would help me much. But I took it since it seemed to be doing him some good. I started out taking 1 teaspoon of it straight and built up to 1 tablespoon daily. 

I didn’t feel the instant energy that they claim, but I did notice one thing after awhile — my face felt smoother and my forehead cleared up a bit. Previously when I was taking VCO, my face felt smoother but it got oilier. So I stopped as I didn’t like having an oily face. Now with MCT, it’s just nice. Well, that’s my experience with MCT oil. Don’t know how it’ll benefit you.

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Diet Matters

I was reading this article the other day about The Alkaline Mediterranean Diet and came across this sentence which I whole-heartedly believe in:

DIET MATTERS – no creams, potions, vitamin supplements, prescription medicine or surgery can compensate for an unhealthy diet.

When I say diet, I talk about the definition which means “food and drink regularly provided or consumed” and NOT “a regimen of eating and drinking sparingly so as to reduce one’s weight”. Just because I naturally like to eat healthier food than most people, it doesn’t mean I’m on a diet… it’s just my preferred choice of food.

For example, my favourite drinks are mineral water, mineral water with some freshly squeezed lemon juice, young coconut water (straight from the shell with no sugar added and I love to eat the soft coconut flesh inside — what a treat!), and fresh watermelon juice with no sugar added (although I much prefer eating the watermelon instead of drinking it). People usually think I’m a health nut but I’m really not. I just am not into coffee, tea, soda and juices (I would always prefer to eat the actual fruit).

As for food, I loooooove eating clear meat/chicken/seafood soup with the veggie cooked in it. That way all the nutrients are in the broth right? I super love a good, spicy Tom Yam, a hot bowl of Vietnamese Pho, or just a simple clear vegetable soup. All that soup just makes me so full that my stomach has no space for any additional beverage.

But of course, like I said, I’m not a health nut. I do love delicious cakes and cookies. So having a healthy diet allows me to splurge once in a while on naughty desserts.