Coconut Milk: A Tropical Super Food!
Coconuts contain a natural ingredient (MCTs – medium chain triglycerides which raise metabolism and generate body heat. They also increase your body’s insulin sensitivity and decreases the glycemic index of food. The benefit? Your body burns more calories, promoting weight loss!
A recent study found that coconut oil actually increases levels of “good cholesterol,” or high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL).
Coconut consumption reduces LDL or “bad” cholesterol and improves HDL or “good” cholesterol.
Antibacterial, Antiviral, And Antifungal Properties
Virgin coconut oil has excellent anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.
A Natural Immunity Booster
Coconuts also contain another natural ingredient (lauric acid) that many researchers believe support your body’s ability to fight infections. Specifically, lauric acid inhibits growth of Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Promotes Bone Health
Coconut milk is a wonderful source of calcium, vitamin D, phosphorus and manganese.
An Allergen Free Food
No nuts (coconut is a fruit)