I was wondering if anyone had any information on fasting with MCT Oil (coconut oil for instance).
I have done many fasts in the pass. Master Cleanse, Juice fasting, water, urine.
At the time i had what seemed to be a mostly good experience with these fasts. Although i think ultimately this took a toll on my metabolism.
As we know the use of maple syrup as part of The Master Cleanse
is meant to supply the body with a low glycemic source of glucose. The problem with relying on Sugar
as a primary source of energy are increases in insulin spikes and the related problems - promotion of fat production, increased appetite, diabetes - insulin resistance etc.
I would propose substituting some.. or all of the maple syrup with MCT oil, for a short fast. MCT oil is easily digested and acts more like a carbohydrate than an oil. It is digested directly in the liver and converted to ketones as energy for muscles, brain etc. Supresses appetite. It is thermogenic and promotes absorbtion of with some minerals and amino acids.
Additionally, MCT/Coconut oil is full of caprylic acid which is used to kill candida and works as an anti-fungal/microbial treatment.
There are many more documented and undocumented claims.. I won't list them all here but recommend to anyone interested to research MCT oil themselves.
I personally have not tried this.. Anyone here tried this?
If you are fasting for weightloss it seems really obvious this would be WAY more effective than fasting with carbs (juice, maple syrup etc.).