Have you ever used coconut flour as a mixture for making cakes? It turns out that coconut flour has many benefits,
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Coconut flour comes from coconut meat which is obtained from coconut milk or coconut oil. The shape and color resembles white flour and is smooth. According to expert research, coconut flour is free from gluten, so it is very suitable for people with gluten intolerance.
Because coconut flour is high in fiber, it can control blood sugar. A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition in 2003 found that replacing wheat flour with flour made from coconut can lower the glycemic index (a measure of the impact of food on blood sugar). For people who afraid or already have diabetes coconut flour can substitute wheat flour to control blood sugar.
The dietary fiber in this flour can help control glucose levels making it possible to help control blood sugar. Also high fiber content can keep the stomach full longer. Therefore, consuming coconut flour can help control appetite and weight. This flour is also high in protein, low in fat, and contains lauric acid which is very important for the immune system and skin.
Besides having high fiber and protein, this flour also has very high nutrition. One of the high nutrients in coconut flour is the high content of healthy saturated fat in the form of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA). Saturated fats in the form of medium-chain fatty acids are used by the body to produce energy and help support a healthy metabolism and balanced blood sugar levels.
Flour which has the same texture as wheat flour can also help you to have a healthy digestion. That is because coconut flour has a density of soluble and insoluble foods that can help nourish the intestines.