Coconut..It’s Good For You And How To Use It.

Foods that contain coconut seem to very popular right now. Here are a few benefits of coconut that many nutritionists, researchers and doctors agree upon:

  • Boosts the immune system
  • Increases energy levels
  • Increases HDL (good cholesterol)
  • Decreases appetite
  • Kills harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites
  • Is good for a post workout drinks

Coconut in all forms contains large amounts of saturated-fats, up to 90%. The saturated-fats or good fats contribute to the health benefits of coconut.

Coconut Comes In Many Forms:

  • Coconut oil – Good for cooking especially at high temperatures. I also put a teaspoon in my tea or coffee in the morning to give me more energy.
  • Coconut water – good for hydration after a workout. I also add it to my smoothies
  • Coconut milk – This is higher in calories than the others, so use sparingly. Good in stir frys dishes and receipts with sauces.
  • Coconut meat – I buy mine as flakes. Good with smoothies, stir frys dishes and baked goods.
  • Coconut Flour- can be used in baked goods.

Coconut in all forms can be found at most grocery stores.
Go ahead; add some coconut to your diet this year!

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