In the last post I introduced lemons as a superfood, but there are many more that provide health benefits for the mind, body and soul. Coconut is one such food that can provide just as many benefits to your health as lemons.
Below are just a few of the benefits coconut products (including coconut oil) can provide:
Boosts immunity and protects against illness
The antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties work to improve your gut health essential for fight infections and disease. The minerals and vitamins in coconut work to boost your immune system and reduce inflammation of the bowel, reduce arthritis, and lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. In addition, coconut also helps to prevent diabetes by stabilising glucose levels and boosting insulin.
Aids weight loss
Coconut helps to store fatty acids to satisfy your hunger, decrease your appetite and break down fat into energy that you can use. This means that you can also boost your metabolism and burn calories during exercise.
Boosts brain power
Your brain needs energy to function at its peak performance. Coconut vitamins are easily absorbed into your body and boost brain health by enhancing your brain’s memory and ability to function. Brain health is important to protect you against degenerative illness such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
As you work through your mindful eating journey, be sure to use your Food Journal to add some meals that include coconut.