It’s pretty amazing how versatile the coconut can be! You can use the oil for cooking or moisturizing your skin. You can consume it as water, milk or food. It’s naturally sweet and has plenty of health benefits, which makes it appealing to people around the world, including us. We think coconut is so good that we use shavings in most of our all-natural granola!
Here are our Top 3 cool coconut health benefits:
Helps Support Weight Loss
Coconut can boost your energy levels, as it helps burn fat in the body. The meat (white fleshy part on the inside) in coconut contains oil which is rich in triglycerides that are known to increase energy expenditure by nearly 5%, thus helping you lose weight in the long run. Coconut is high in fiber and helps lower hunger pangs, which can help prevent overeating.
Strengthens Bones and Teeth
When you eat coconut regularly, you can improve the health of your bones and teeth. This is because coconut boosts the body’s ability to absorb manganese and calcium. Both these minerals are required by the body to build healthy bones and teeth. Coconut can also help prevent the occurrence of osteoporosis, a condition in which your bones become fragile, brittle, and also lose density.
Boosts Heart Health
The coconut oil found in coconut meat contains HDL (good) cholesterol and reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol. LDL carries cholesterol that can stick to arteries, collect in the vessel lining forming plaque, and sometimes block blood flow. By eating foods that reduce LDL cholesterol levels, you can improve your heart health.
As with most everything you eat or drink, consume coconut in moderation. We are celebrating National Coconut Day by including a free recipe card with your online order. Enjoy our beyond delicious granola flavors with a boost from coconut!