Health Benefits Of The Coconut

Prevents obesity

Because the coconut has fewer calories than other fats it provides the body with an immediate source of energy which lasts longer and helps you get on more without the necessity of eating another food. The coconut also contains a unique combination of fatty acids which are speeding your metabolism. 

 It is healthy for your heart

A great amount of fatty acids that we consume in our lives are composed of long-chain fatty acids (LCFA), which are bad and very different from the medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) which are found in the coconut.

Medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) have no negative effect on cholesterol ratios and are essential and good for the heart because they protect it against heart diseases. Some studies have shown that population in Polynesia and Sri Lanka where coconuts are very used, have no problems with high cholesterol or heart diseases.

The unique properties of coconuts which are beneficial to the heart contain a large amount of lauric acid which is predominant acid found in mother’s milk.

 Production of dietary fiber

The coconut goes hand in hand with wheat bran, oat bran and rice bran when it comes to providing fibers. The coconut supplies notable 61% dietary fiber. Foods consist of two types of carbohydrates- digestible and non-digestible.

Digestible carbohydrates (soluble fiber) contain starch and sugar and promote calories. Non-digestible carbohydrates (insoluble fiber) consist of no calories. That is why the coconut has no negative effect on the blood sugar and is beneficial for the body.

 It has low glycemic index

Coconut Nectar has very low glycemic index of only 35 (in comparison with honey with glycose index of 55-83 or sugar 65-100). Glycemic index (GI) measures how fast available carbohydrates in food raise blood sugar levels.

Fibers in coconuts slow down the release of glucose so less insulin is needed to utilize the glucose and transport it into the cell where it is converted into energy. Coconut also helps in relieving stress on the pancreas and enzyme systems of the body and it reduces the risks associated with diabetes.

Lowers sweet cravings

The healthy fat in coconut slows down any rise of blood sugar and at the same time it helps satisfy the sweet cravings.

Helps digestion

The coconut is very beneficial in aiding all conditions associated with digestive and bowel disorders, by supporting absorption of other nutrients such as minerals, vitamins and amino acids while also providing dietary fiber.

Boosts energy

The coconut is very beneficial for the body in case of lack of energy because it is utilized by the body to provide energy instead of to store it as body fat. It provides endurance during physical performance. It also promotes healthy thyroid function and helps to relieve the symptoms of chronic fatigue.

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