I thought rather than a specific recipe, I am going to share with you one of my absolute favourite ingredients for mental health. I add this particular super food to my meals, every-single-day! It will not only help you feel good in the moment, it will help your mental clarity, brain power, and energy levels long term!
This super ingredient is called MCT oil. MCT is short for Medium-chain triglyceride oil which means it contains medium-length chains of fats called triglycerides.
MCT Oil is extremely effective, not only will it provide you with instant, sustainable energy, it also promotes a healthy gut environment, and can pass through the blood brain barrier, meaning it fuels energy for your brain cells as well. This is what makes it, in my books an important ingredient for mental health.
Something I commonly talk about in the Eat to Beat Anxiety Program is the importance of reducing and eliminating lactic acid build up in the body as it is a major pre-cursor to anxiety, in particular panic attacks and other bodily symptoms. It is proven by science that MCT oil helps to reduce lactic build up within the body. MCT oil also has antimicrobial and anti fungal properties to help target yeast overgrowth that is particularly higher when we have low-immunity, are over-stressed, over-worked or are more prone to be anxious.
What can the benefits be of consuming MCT Oil?
- Increased energy
- Reduced brain fog, improved mental clarity
- Support a healthy metabolism
- Aids in burning stored body fat
- Healing to the gut
- Reduces inflammation
- Helps maintain stable blood sugar
- Has anti-viral and anti-fungal properties
How Can I Incorporate MCT oil into my Diet?
Since MCT oil is flavourless, I personally drizzle 1.5 Tablespoons of MCT daily on my food or incorporate into my favourite recipes, like smoothie bowls, eggs, salmon, quinoa, steamed veggies, brown rice, soup, salad the option is truly yours!
What to Look For In A High Quality MCT oil:
- 100% Organic Coconut MCT Oil (some are combined with cheaper palm kernel oil)
- Certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified coconuts with complete traceability throughout the process. (as some companies will use chemicals during the extraction process)
If you haven’t already began incorporating MCT oil into your dietary routine, please consult with your health care professional, and see if it is right for you.
Please comment below if you have any other questions about MCT oil. If you have any questions about the #1 Nutrition for Anxiety Program email me at firstname.lastname@example.org