I would like to take a MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acid) as this is now being touted as a way to lose belly fat. I want to use MCT Oil in my morning smoothie which consists of yogurt, milk, strawberries and a banana. Is it possible to get too much monounsaturated fatty acid? Because of the caloric intake? Is anyone else following this plan being touted by Prevention?
I do read Prevention magazine and I've seen articles about the MUFA's, but have never seen a specific "plan". I've also seen articles in Reader's Digest and other magazines about them.
I eat a lot of foods with MUFA's (olive oil, avocados, nuts, etc) but am not familiar with MCT oil. I would think that, like everything else, it would be possible to get too much of a good thing! For instance - avocados are very good for you, but a Haas avocado packs somewhere near 300 calories (if I remember my calorie book correctly).
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