Homemade whipped cream is one of the single-best desserts every home chef should learn how to make. Why? It tastes significantly better, is faster, easier, and healthier than store-bought whipped cream. What’s more, it’s easy to make it keto, and even add a secret ingredient that lets you improve your health while eating whipped cream. Really, could it get any better than this Keto Zone Vanilla Whipped Cream?
Here’s how to make it in mere minutes, and why you should include its secret ingredient in your diet every single day.
Keto Zone Vanilla Whipped Cream
- 8 ounces heavy cream (or coconut cream for dairy free)
- 1-2 tablespoon stevia or erythritol
- 1 scoop Vanilla MCT Oil Powder
- Place a metal bowl and metal mixer arms in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. Once nice and cold, add heavy whipping cream to the bowl.
- Mix on high for 2-3 minutes until soft peaks form.
- Turn mixer to medium speed. Slowly add MCT oil powder and then sweetener while whipping until stiff peaks form. Taste and adjust sweetener as desired.
Nutrition Info: 113 calories, 12 grams fat, 1 gram net carbs (1 gram carbs, 0 grams fiber), 1 gram protein
6 Reasons to Eat MCT Oil Powder Every Day. Yes, Every Day.
MCT Oil Powder is simply the powdered form of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT).
MCTs are special fats that have shorter carbon chains than most fats in the diet (1). Why does size matter to you?
The size of the fat directly affects its function in the body.
MCT oils are derived and isolated from several natural foods, most often coconut oil. Once isolated, the MCT oil is mixed with a carrier, such as fiber powder, and dried to form MCT Oil Powder.
In fact, there are four types of MCTs found in nature: caproic, caprylic, capric, and lauric acid. Our MCT Oil Powder contains three types of MCTs, excluding lauric (this is an advantage).
Caprylic acid (C8) is the most ketone-producing and possibly the most healthful of all the MCTs. MCT oil is specifically concentrated with C8.
To get the amount of C8 in 1 scoop of MCT Oil Powder, you’d have to eat almost 1/2 cup pure coconut oil!
The shorter the MCT, the quicker and easier the digestion. Even people with poor digestion can reap MCT oil benefits, and everyone can enjoy positive health effects. Here’s how MCT oils’ fatty acids, specifically caprylic acid (C8), affect the body.
Here are specific reasons to make Keto Zone Vanilla Whipped Cream and add it each day:
1. Fat Loss and Healthy Blood Sugars
Amazingly, MCTs can support fat loss, healthy body mass index (BMI), and optimal blood sugars. These all go hand in hand.
And this is great news for overall health since even modest fat loss and weight improvements are associated with improved cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugars, and inflammation.
Next, MCTs support healthy blood sugars and insulin output, thereby improving health and fat metabolism (4).
In fact, they support healthy blood sugars by:
- Promoting insulin sensitivity
- Providing an alternate energy source to carbohydrates
- Supporting beta-cell health (decline in these cells contributes to diabetes)
- Promoting fat loss
In one recent study, scientists concluded that MCT oils provided strong benefits to beta cells in both mice and humans. One key to combating diabetes is improving the health of these cells (5).
Additionally, a 2016 animal study showed that MCTs improved both insulin resistance and inflammation (6).
While more human studies are needed, MCT oil powder is a promising supplement to help improve diabetes outcomes.
2. Heart Health Support
In one recent study, 17 overweight women were given MCTs for 27 days. When tested, their LDL cholesterol decreased, HDL increased, cholesterol ratio improved, and plasma glutathione increased (a powerful natural antioxidant). Researchers stated that their cardiovascular risk profile was improved (9).
In another 2018 study, 96 adults consumed butter, coconut oil, or olive oil. When tested, LDL remained unchanged with coconut oil and olive oil. HDL significantly increased with coconut oil. This change improved the cholesterol profile in the coconut oil group (10).
3. Reduced Inflammation Response
Inflammation is at the center of most chronic diseases and is linked to heart disease, diabetes, cognitive degeneration, and more.
MCTs support a reduced inflammation response in the body. For example, a 2014 study enlisted 30 adults with high cholesterol and inflammation consumed MCTs for 30 days. When retested, scientists found significant reductions in LDL, increases in HDL, and reductions in C-reactive protein (a marker for inflammation) (11).
4. Healthy Digestion
Amazingly, MCTs can fight unhealthy yeasts while supporting an increase in healthy bacteria and absorption in the digestive tract (5). Unhealthy yeasts plague many people and cause a myriad of digestive and health issues.
Digestive diseases can affect the body in many ways, including:
- Poor absorption, stunted growth, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and low energy
- Direct digestive symptoms such as constipation, bloated, and cramping
- Declining digestive tissues with the risk of ulcers, hemorrhoids, decreased healthy bacteria growth, fungus and yeast overgrowth, and diverticular diseases
MCT oil powder eases digestion since bile isn’t needed to digest MCTs. In fact, MCTs go from the intestines directly to the liver, and the body quickly uses them as energy or storage. MCTs can nourish those who can’t digest nutrients well.
In one 2018 study, MCT supplementation decreased intestinal candida overgrowth in preterm infants. The candida decreased during supplementation, then increased again once it was stopped (12).
MCTs support healthy bacteria levels, fat-soluble vitamin absorption, and energy metabolism (13).
5. Brain Health and Focus
When you’re in ketosis, and you consume MCT oil, your body is able to produce increased ketones.
Currently, scientists are studying the effects of ketones, like those from MCTs, in preserving healthy brains and inhibiting degradation from aging (14).
Additionally, researchers have found that ketones are usable fuel for the brain in those with Alzheimer’s disease, similar to young healthy brains (15). In Alzheimer’s disease, there’s an impairment in the use of glucose by the brain. Utilizing ketones in the brain rather than glucose may support memory and brain function (16).
6. Energy and Athletic Performance
If you’re looking for a fuel that increases energy, MCTs are one such fuel. Once delivered to the liver from the intestines, MCTs increase energy output in the mitochondria, which are the energy producers in cells (17).
In addition, athletes typically look for ways to decrease lactate levels. When recreational athletes consumed MCTs in one study, they experienced lower lactate levels during moderate and intense workouts than they did with other fats. This may lead to improved endurance and performance (18).
Other researchers found that MCTs reduce high-temperature exercise performance issues and improve overall performance (19).
There a many benefits to adding MCT oil to your diet every day. And today, we’ve Vanilla MCT Oil Powder in our Keto Zone Vanilla Whipped Cream to make it easier than ever. Make it, and add it to all your desserts. You won’t be disappointed.