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Coconut Flour Benefits

Posted on June 13 2018

Coconut Flour is ever growing in popularity on its many health benefits. In addition to its many uses, its gluten free and a healthy alternative to other flours. 

Benefits of coconut Flour: 

1. Aids in Metabolism: It's high levels of healthy saturated fats in the form of MCFA/medium chain fatty acids. These are used by the body easily for more energy and to help support a healthy metabolism, balanced blood sugar levels and more.

2. High in Fiber: Coconut meat itself supplies an impressive 61% dietary fiber! and because fiber essentially cannot be absorbed by the body, some of the calories and carbohydrates found in coconut flour aren't even absorbed and used, but rather they move right through the digestive tract helping to take toxins and waste along with them.

3. Helps maintain a healthy blood sugar level: Coconut flour is a low glycemic food and does not spike blood sugar levels. In fact, studies show that consuming products that contain coconut flour can help to lower the overall glycemic impact of the food and to support stable blood sugar levels. 

4. Helps digestive health: Coconut flour also helps with healthy digestion, has a high nutrient density, and can aid in heart health too. Studies have shown that coconut flour has the ability to help lower "bad" LDL cholesterol levels and serum triglycerides in people who have raised cholesterol levels. It has this positive effect because of its high supply of both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber plus its healthy MUFA fat content.

COCONUT FLOUR NUTRITION FACTS: 

A 1/4 cup serving or about 28g of coconut flour has roughly

- 120 cal

- 4g fat

- 4g protien

- 10g fiber

- 16g carbs

-2g sugar

 

Remember: like everything always use in moderation!

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