As more and more people discover the many health benefits of coconut flour, it has grown its popularity in the market against the other flours.
What are its health benefits?
According to researches, Coconut flour is high in fiber, protein, and healthy fats and is free from wheat and other grains, which is popular in Paleo diet.
This is why Coconut flour is used by paleo dieters, people with Celiac Disease or a gluten sensitivity, those with digestive problems like leaky gut syndrome, nut allergy, people with diabetes, vegetarians, and just about everyone else.
Why switch to cooking and baking with coconut flour?
It’s also very uncommon for coconut flour to cause any digestive or autoimmune responses like other grain flours can.
The health benefits of using coconut flour in recipes are far reaching and impressive:
1. Aids in Metabolism
2. High in Fiber
3. Helps Maintain a Healthy Blood Sugar Level
4. Helps Digestive Health
Do you know that:
A ¼ cup serving (or about 28 g.) of coconut flour has roughly (5):
4 grams of fat
4 grams protein
10 grams of fiber
16 grams carbohydrates
2 grams of sugar
Millions of people across America (not to mention worldwide) struggle with stubborn abdominal fat, which can be difficult to shed even when a healthy lifestyle is adopted. Not only is abdominal fat, also called visceral fat or ‘belly fat,’ unsightly, it can lead to an increased risk of a number of health conditions.
But according to the ground-breaking studies below, the effects of coconut oil on abdominal fat will surprise you! Read on…
The Journal of Nutrition published a study where researchers investigated all studies relative to medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that are abundant in coconut fat and weight management.
The studies showed that diets rich in fats such as those found in coconut oil prompted a boost in metabolism, increase in energy, decrease in food consumption, reduced body weight and lower body fat mass.
The study authors highly recommend using oils that contain MCFAs, such as coconut oil, as a tool to drop extra abdominal fat, manage a healthy weight, and even as a way to treat obesity.
Yet another study that assessed body weight and fat storage relative to three different types of diets including a low-fat diet, high-fat diet with long chain fatty acids (LCFAs) and a high fat diet with MCFAs. In order to bring about weight gain, caloric intakes were adjusted for the diets.
At the end of the research period (which lasted 44 days), the low-fat diet group stored an average of 0.47 grams of fat per day, the LCFA group stored 0.48 grams of fat per day, and the MCFA group only stored a mere 0.19 grams per day (despite purposely increasing calories).
Those in the MCFA group (coconut fat) had a 60 percent reduction in body fat stored compared to the other diets.
Another added bonus of consuming organic coconut oil (and coconut cream or milk) is that it tends to make us feel fuller for longer. If you thought from reading about how using coconut oil daily for helping to reduce abdominal fat is pretty incredible, you’re going to be blown away by the powerful health benefits of coconut oil. Here’s why…
The coconut is a “functional food” rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber – the essential nutritional building blocks for perfect health.
Coconut oil in particular has been shown to protect you from viruses, bacteria, infection, cancer, thyroid, brain and heart problems… plus beautifies your skin – and even burns fat!
Coconut oil – a saturated fat – is chock-full of health-promoting properties – and is in no way responsible for high cholesterol, obesity, heart disease and the bad effects you’ve been led to believe.
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