COCONUT RICE HEALTH BENEFITS
Coconut Rice is useful for
- Preventing Obesity: by speeding up metabolism, providing an immediate source of energy with fewer calories than other fats. People who consistently use coconut products report a stronger ability to go without eating for several hours with no effects of hypoglycemia.
- Improving heart health: by providing healthy short chain and medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) that are essential to good health. Close to 98% of all fatty acids consumed are composed of long-chain fatty acids (LCFA), which are very different from MCFA that have no negative effect on cholesterol ratios and help to lower the risk of atherosclerosis and protect against heart disease. Unlike other fats, the unique properties of coconut also contain a large amount of lauric acid, which is the predominant fatty acid found in mother’s milk.
- Providing high fibre content: rivalling other fibre sources such as psyllium, wheat bran, oat bran, and rice bran. Coconut supplies an impressive 61% dietary fibre! Foods contain two types of carbohydrates – digestible and non-digestible. Digestible carbohydrates (soluble fibre) consists of starch and sugar and promote calories. Non-digestible carbohydrates (insoluble fibre) contains NO calories. Since the body cannot digest the dietary fibre in coconut, no calories are derived from it and it has no effect on blood sugar.
- Regulates sugar level: Coconut fibre slows down the release of glucose, therefore requiring less insulin to utilise the glucose and transport it into the cell where it is converted into energy. Coconut also assists in relieving stress on the pancreas and enzyme systems of the body, in turn, reducing the risks associated with Diabetes. Coconut Nectar and Crystals have a very low GI of only 35 (compared to honey with a GI of 55-83, and sugar with a GI of 65-100.)
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