Coconuts are more then just a fairground prize, they are a highly nutritious health food that you can drink, eat and even bake with. It’s great for your hair and skin and it helps to boost energy levels. Is there anything this super nutritious fruit can’t do?
Coconut water is loaded with electrolytes and is perfect as a post-workout drink. It’s low in calories and even helps your body rehydrate after a strenuous workout. It does have sugar in so drink in moderation if you’re trying to avoid it.
Flake it up
Coconut flakes are full of medium-chain fatty acids that help to stimulate your body’s metabolism which in turn leads to weight loss. They offer instant energy and are a great healthy alternative to chocolate chips in cookies or cakes.
Yoghurt with a twist
Love yoghurt but hate the feeling it gives you? Co Yo is the dairy free alternative yoghurt which is packed full of creamy coconut goodness. you can eat it alone or try it with fresh fruit or a high fibre cereal. Perfect before your morning run.
It’s rich, it’s creamy and it’s dairy free. Coconut milk helps to nourish your immune system and can be used in your coffee or tea instead of soy or almond. Perfect if you’re lactose intolerant or simply don’t like milk.
The power of flour
Coconut flour is high in fibre, healthy fats and protein and it has a low GI so it won’t spike your blood sugar levels. It’s also ideal for coeliacs as it’s gluten free. You can add it to you morning cereal, to thicken up gravies or even add it to sauces.
You can use coconut oil instead of vegetable or butter to cut down on the amount of unhealthy saturated fats in your diet. It will also aid your digestion skin and hair. If cooking with it isn’t enough you can even rub it on your skin or hair for instant moisture that your body will simply adore.