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Coconut – why do you need to join the hype?

Health benefits of coconut

Probably you’re tired of reading about the benefits of coconut as in recent years, this sweet fruit has been in the spotlight, and there has been a real hype around it. 

Coconuts have been a core ingredient in tropical regions for over 4,500 years and there is a reason for that – they are highly nutritious, rich in fibre and filled with vitamins and minerals. Coconuts are a superfood with immense nutritional value.

Why is coconut called a magical food?

Coconut has a long list of health benefits and when added to your diet it can make a big difference to your wellbeing

Coconut is low in carbs, so it can be a great substitute for carb-rich snacks. It is rich in minerals and vitamins such as potassium, sodium, manganese, vitamin B, copper, and iron. Manganese is beneficial for your bone health, and copper and iron can help maintain red blood cell’s health.

One of the most discussed facts is that Coconut has a high content of medium-chain triglycerides, which is highly beneficial, because it provides instant energy and promotes weight loss. It has high levels of good HDL cholesterol that supports your heart’s health.

Coconut is high in fiber and low in carbs, so it helps control blood sugar levels in our bodies. Coconut benefits digestion by supporting absorption of nutrients and minerals while providing dietary fibre.

Coconut contains many antioxidants that fight against cell damage and reduce the risk of many diseases.

Coconut can help reduce hunger outbursts. People who use coconut products have a stronger ability to restrain from eating for several hours with no effects of hypoglycaemia. It also promotes healthy thyroid function and helps to relieve the symptoms of chronic fatigue.

How to add coconut into your diet

Coconut flour is made from ground, dried coconut flesh. Coconut flour is a healthy way to add the benefits of the fruit to your nutrition plan Coconut flour packs a whopping 5 grams of fiber per 2 tablespoons, with only 2 grams of total and saturated fat). Coconut flour is extremely beneficial for people with diabetes; adding it to baked goods lowers their glycaemic index Coconut flour is very popular with people following Paleo and Keto diets.

Eat More Shredded Coconut. Add shredded coconut to cereals to provide rich flavor. You can successfully pair it with chopped mango, banana and kiwi to add an exotic tropical note to your meal. Combine shredded coconut, unsweetened dried fruit, almonds and rolled oats to make a muesli, or add shredded coconut into your smoothies.

Try our Date & Hazelnut & Coconut Energy Balls They are the perfect snack on the go, suitable for a quick pre- and post-workout bite.  These nourishing balls are ideal for office snacking, as they give you energy and can boost your productivity during the day. You can also add the Date & Hazelnut & Coconut Energy Balls to your breakfast to keep you energized all day.

Add this tasty fruit to your daily routine and enjoy all its benefits.

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