To increase the existing health benefits and magnify the incredible taste, we've combined freeze-dried coconut with dark chocolate. As the smooth, delicate chocolate melts in your mouth, you'll taste the sensations of the tropics with a refreshing coconut.
Freeze-dried coconut refers to the process of removing moisture from frozen fruit. The removal of water occurs under a vacuum, by gently applying pressure that transforms the frozen water directly into vapor thus creating light and crunchy fruit. This process leaves the cellular structure intact, retaining the nutrition of the coconut.
The Pacific Islanders believe that coconut is the cure for all illness, which is why the palm tree (from which this fruit is grown) is known as “The Tree of Life.” People from many diverse cultures, religions, and races scattered around the globe have revered the coconut as a valuable source of both food and medicine. It is a very versatile and indispensable fruit.
It is a complete food, rich in calories, vitamins, and minerals. Coconut has many bioactive compounds that are essential for better health.
Whether you're eating the meat, drinking the milk, or consuming it as oil, coconuts are a delicious and nutritious source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
Coconut is an excellent source of B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, manganese, magnesium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, and selenium.
Vitamin B-6, niacin (B3), riboflavin (B2), pantothenic acid (B5) and folate (B9) are acting as co-factors help the body metabolize carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
Thiamin (B1) is essential to the proper functioning of your neurological system. Thiamin helps regulate healthy muscle control and allows electrolytes to flow through your muscles. Thiamin also aids in the creation of hydrochloric acid, an acid that is necessary in the digestive process. Your body needs riboflavin (B2) to assist in healthy cell growth and function. Riboflavin also increases your body's ability to produce energy. Niacin (B3) is often used to treat high cholesterol levels. Niacin has even been found to have better results at lowering cholesterol levels than some prescription drugs. Research is ongoing to determine the effectiveness of using niacin to treat diabetes, headaches and Alzheimer's disease.
Vitamin C is needed for normal growth and development and for the synthesis of collagen, a protein found in skin, tendons and ligaments. It is an important antioxidant protecting cells from free radical damage. As an antioxidant, vitamin C may help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer. Vitamin C also helps your body absorb iron.
As a vital component of hundreds of enzymes, magnesium is involved in producing energy, forming proteins and controlling blood sugar levels. Both magnesium and potassium help protect against high blood pressure and support normal nerve, muscle and organ function.
Manganese functions as an antioxidant in skins cells and other cell types. It helps protect skin against oxygen-related damage and against damage from ultraviolet (UV) light. It also helps you metabolize carbohydrates and regulate blood sugar levels.
Copper and iron are required to manufacture red blood cells, and iron and zinc are important to immunity.
Phosphorus and calcium are the primary building blocks of bones and teeth. Selenium can help guard against heart disease and other illnesses, such as colon and cervical cancer.
Fiber-rich coconut meat aids in digestion. It helps control your blood sugar and cholesterol, plus keeps you full longer. Eating more fiber helps lower your risk of stroke and high blood pressure.
The important saturated fatty acid in the coconut is lauric acid. Lauric acid increases HDL (good) cholesterol levels in the blood. HDL is a high-density lipoprotein, which has beneficial effects on the coronary arteries by preventing vessel blockade (atherosclerosis). Medicine recommends high HDL to total cholesterol levels in the blood for the same reason.
Eating coconuts are excellent for one's immunity. They are antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-parasitic, meaning they kill harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.
Because of that, if you consume coconut in any of its various forms, it can help treat some of mankind's worst and most resilient of illnesses such as influenza, giardia, throat infections, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, and numerous other ailments caused by microbials.
Eating coconuts also supports the development of strong, healthy bones and teeth. It does this by improving the body's ability to absorb calcium and magnesium. It also prevents osteoporosis a condition in which the bones become thin and fragile and lose their density. This makes coconuts a good, healthy alternative for those who are lactose intolerant, but still want to have strong bones and teeth. Those who prefer a vegan diet can benefit from it as a good source of protein and fatty acids.
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