Guest blog post by Lexie
Hi I’m Lexie, I’m 39 years young and I workout quite intensively 3 to 4 times a week. I have been following the ketogenic diet now for just over a year and it has quite literally changed my world. I have suffered with IBS my entire life and as a result my weight has fluctuated. However, the ketogenic diet has finally enabled me to take control of my gut health, it has reduced my IBS symptoms dramatically and also enabled me lose a few kilos in weight. Bonus!
The key to success when following a ketogenic diet (in my experience) is consuming enough healthy fats. I am not a lover of the bulletproof coffees or trying to drink or eat something that actually tastes or feels too oily, so MCT powders are my saviour! However, as with many of the MCT powders on the market they can often taste kind of funky, they are difficult to mix with coffee and most annoyingly of all they can have an adverse reaction on your stomach - ie, nausea, cramps and general tummy upset.
So when the guys at Evolution Organics asked me to review their new product by YourZooki I was thrilled. I know how committed they are to selling quality products and instantly had high hopes. I’ve been using YourZooki MCT Powder now for 4 weeks and it's a total game changer.
I use YourZooki MCT Powder about 4 to 5 times a week before I workout, I use it much like a creamer in my coffee about 30 minutes prior to exercise. I do occasionally add it to my ketogenic smoothies giving them a luxurious creamy texture. Yourzooki MCT Powder mixes very well with warm liquid, I would advise adding the powder to a small amount of hot coffee to create a loose paste before mixing into the rest of your coffee for a smooth texture, unless of course you blend it in a blender. But it really does mix well by hand which in my experience with MCT powders is a first.
When mixed into a drink or food of your choice the YourZooki MCT Powder is undetectable, no funny after taste and literally smells of nothing. I’m guessing this is due to the purity of the Yourzooki range.
And how's my tummy? Absolutely fabulous, no nausea, no cramps just fine and dandy thanks! With other MCT powders it has often taken up to two weeks for my body to get used to them. This is not the case with this one.
I have also definitely noticed an increase in my energy levels and mental clarity during my workouts and as a mum with two young children I need all the boosts I can get!
I can say with my hand on my heart that I shall be heading straight back to Evolution Organics when this tub of YourZooki MCT Powder is empty.
Added note from Henry Maitland - the YourZooki MCT Powder mixes so easily with my coffee on the morning and gives me energy too. I have had problems in the past with MCT oil/powder and this is not the case. Give it a try and let us know what you think.