Just a quick update on the most amazing Dietary and Health Benefits of the Coconut.
Low Glycemic Index (GI) measures how fast available carbohydrates in food raise blood sugar levels. Coconut fiber slows down the release of glucose, therefore requiring less insulin to utilize the glucose and transport it into the cell where it is converted into energy. Coconut also assists in relieving stress on the pancreas and enzyme systems of the body, in turn, reducing the risks associated with Diabetes. Coconut Nectar and Crystals have a very low GI of only 35 (compared to honey with a GI of 55-83, and sugar with a GI of 65-100.)
Reduces Sweet Cravings and improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose. The healthy fat in coconut slows down any rise in blood sugar and helps to reduce hypoglycemic cravings.
Improves Digestion and many of the symptoms and inflammatory conditions associated with digestive and bowel disorders, by supporting absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids while also providing beneficial dietary fiber .
Quick Energy Boost that provides a super nutritious source of extra energy. Coconut is utilized by the body to actually produce energy, rather than to store it as body fat. It supports improved endurance during physical and athletic performance. As well, it promotes healthy thyroid function and helps to relieve the symptoms of chronic fatigue.
In addition, Coconut contains No Trans-Fats, is Gluten-Free, Non-Toxic, Hypoallergenic, and also contains Antibacterial, Antiviral, Anti-fungal, and Anti-parasitic healing properties. Coconut helps to aid and support overall Immune System functions.
Who would believe the humble Coconut has so many health and nutritional benefits. Another amazing feat that COCONUT OIL performs is that it has been shown to increase satiety, meaning that it allows you to feel fuller for longer, thereby likely decreasing your daily caloric intake.
In studies, researchers have found that diets with long-chain fatty acids are associated with greater food intake, while similar diets with medium-chain fatty acids correlated with lower food intake.
Such a result has been attributed to several hormones that are linked to both satiating effects and MCFA.
Therefore, when MCFAs are consumed, hormones are released that makes us feel full.
Nevertheless, it is still apparent that there is an amazing mechanism in organic coconut oil that associates the ingestion of MCFAs with a satisfying and full feeling.
Cooking with coconut oil. Unlike many other cooking oils, coconut oil is very stable and can withstand high cooking temperatures. It's perfectly suitable for sauteing, baking, roasting, and even frying.
Before you start cooking its helpful to understand a few facts about coconut oil.
The “American Journal of Nutrition” contained a study that found that a diet high in medium-chain triglyceride rich oils as is coconut oil, helps improve overall body-weight levels and increased fat loss when compared to olive and other oils. Researchers concluded that because of the strong weight- and fat-loss benefits of medium-chain triglyceride oils, even a small change in oil intake could be helpful with increasing weight loss.
Coconut is not an “exotic” food like in the Western World, primarily consumed by health conscious people.
In some parts of the World, Coconut is a dietary staple that people have thrived on for many generations.The best example of such a population is the Tokelauans, who live in the South Pacific. 60% of their calories are from Coconuts and are the biggest consumers of saturated fat in the world.These people are in excellent health, with no evidence of heart disease.
In the year 1958, an American scientist called Ancel Keys started a study called the Seven Countries Study, which examined the association between diet and cardiovascular disease in different countries.
The study revealed that the countries where fat consumption was the highest had the most heart disease, supporting the idea that dietary fat caused heart disease.
The problem is that he intentionally left out:
Basically, he only used data from the countries that supported his theory, a process known as cherry picking.
This highly flawed observational study gained massive media attention and had a major influence on the dietary guidelines of the next few decades.
These guidelines received massive criticism at the time.
The whole guidelines were based on observational studies made by biased scientists and had nothing even closely resembling scientific proof to back them up.
AMAZING RESULTS FROM COCONUT OIL & CHILLIS
The combined effect of Chilli and an MCT in CHILLI BROTHERS Pure Coconut Oil products are something worth shouting about. So, Thermic effect of food (TEF) or dietary induced thermogenesis (DIT), is the amount of energy expenditure above the resting metabolic rate due to the cost of processing food for use and storage.
Ok, the research studied has been somewhat shortened, but will show that there is real world research and science out there behind what we are saying... Here is a short paper explaining the effects of taking on a small amount of Coconut Oil (an MCT) and Chilli; basically, Chilli and Coconut oil at the start of or lunchtime will increase your metabolic rate, promoting weight loss and prevent weight gain even when you are at rest... in conjunction with a healthy diet, (not cream cakes and burgers!).
Included is the paper below so you can read the research and a link below that to allow for verification of these claims as FACTS!
Original site: US National Library of Medicine
Coconut Oil Improves Heart Health by providing healthy short chain and medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) that are essential to good health. Close to 98% of all fatty acids consumed are composed of long-chain fatty acids (LCFA), which are very different from MCFA that have no negative effect on cholesterol ratios and help to lower the risk of atherosclerosis and protect against heart disease. Studies have shown that populations in Polynesia and Sri Lanka, where coconuts are a dietary staple, do not suffer from high serum cholesterol or heart disease. Unlike other fats, the unique properties of coconut also contain a large amount of lauric acid, which is the predominant fatty acid found in mother's milk...
Helps Prevent Obesity by speeding up metabolism, providing an immediate source of energy with fewer calories than other fats. People who consistently use coconut products, report a stronger ability to go without eating for several hours with no affects of hypoglycemia.
High in Dietary Fiber rivaling other fiber sources such as psyllium, wheat bran, oat bran, and rice bran. Coconut supplies an impressive 61% dietary fiber! Foods contain two types of carbohydrates - digestible and non-digestible. Digestible carbohydrates (soluble fiber) consists of starch and sugar and promote calories. Non-digestible carbohydrates (insoluble fiber) contains NO calories. Since the body cannot digest the dietary fiber in coconut, no calories are derived from it and it has no effect on blood sugar.Low Glycemic Index (GI) measures how fast available carbohydrates in food raise blood sugar levels. Coconut fiber slows down the release of glucose, therefore requiring less insulin to utilize the glucose and transport it into the cell where it is converted into energy. Coconut also assists in relieving stress on the pancreas and enzyme systems of the body, in turn, reducing the risks associated with Diabetes. Coconut Nectar and Crystals have a very low GI of only 35 (compared to honey with a GI of 55-83, and sugar with a GI of 65-100.)
All of our coconut infusions are made with 100% natural coconut products infused with flavours from around the world to make this fantastic super food interesting...