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6 Health Benefits from Coconut Flour


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6 Health Benefits from Coconut Flour

  1. 1. 6 Health Benefits from Coconut Flour
  2. 2. How Coconut Flour is made • Coconut oil and milk are extracted • The leftover coconut meat is ground into a fine powder • It can be baked to remove remaining moisture
  3. 3. Coconut Flour is good for you • Good for those doing paleo diets • Higher amount of nutrients than wheat flour • Plus it’s tasty!
  4. 4. #1. High in fiber • 37% dietary fiber • Coconut flour has double the amount of fiber in wheat flour • Fiber helps with: – Heart and cholesterol health – Vitamin absorption – Immune system – Detoxifying the digestive system
  5. 5. 2. Low Carb Count • 21% carbohydrates • Lower than regular wheat flour • Better for trying to lose weight
  6. 6. 3. High protein • 17% protein • More protein than any other kind of flour • Builds muscle • Aids in weight loss
  7. 7. 4. Increases recipe yield • Only replace 20% of a regular recipe’s flour with coconut flour. • Add an equal amount of liquids. • Look for recipes that specifically call for organic coconut flour.
  8. 8. 5. gluten-free friendly • Can be used in GF recipes • High fiber content is helpful to gluten intolerant people • Healthier alternative to wheat flour
  9. 9. 6. Less sugar necessary • Naturally sweeter than regular flour • Less sugar is needed with coconut flour • Recipes you are adjusting can use smaller amounts of sugar • Adjustment will probably already be made to recipes with organic coconut flour
  10. 10. Find organic coconut flour near you • You can buy coconut flour at most health food stores or natural food markets. • You can also buy it online through companies like Better Body Foods. • You can also find products like organic coconut oil and agave nectar.