We settled in for a chat with the marvelous folks at Ape, those guys seriously know their stuff when it comes to healthy snacks, so naturally we asked them to tell us why they are so nuts about coconuts
The benefits of coconut are undisputed; many believe that it is the cure for any ailment, Pacific Islanders actually call the palm tree the ‘tree of life’. They may be on to something here so with out further ado here are Ape Snacks’ top health benefits of coconuts:
It’s an Energy Booster
Coconut flesh is high in Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MFCA), which are metabolised in our liver quickly and efficiently, making you feel more energetic.
Say hello to your new Hunger Buster
In need of a healthy snack to curb that mid-afternoon craving? Coconut flesh is high in fibre, hence keeping you fuller for longer and helping with digestion.
Want a Killer Smile?
Eating coconut helps whiten your teeth – grab your sunglasses.
Need a Skin saviour?
With its antioxidants properties, coconut slows down the ageing process. Who says you need botox?
It’s the perfect kitchen companion
Looking to be more creative in the kitchen? Coconut is a great cooking tool. Super versatile, it can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes, as well as a multitude of phenomenal healthy snacks!
Go ahead and ditch the detox
Not really into green juice cleanses? The saturated fat found in coconut plays a key role in your body’s detoxification system and is anti-inflammatory.
Listen to that old proverb, “health is wealth”
Coconuts can be your own medicine – with antimicrobial and antiviral properties, eating coconut is a great way to support your immune system.
Build strong bones
Ditch the cow’s milk; coconut milk packs a punch in calcium. Coconut makes the ideal addition to sweet vegan snacks.
Welcome to the hydration station
If you’re a busy monkey and struggling to stay hydrated during the day, eating coconuts has proven efficient in rehydrating your body by providing needed electrolytes.
Science fans, here is your nerd alert
Coconuts are rich in manganese, potassium and phosphorus, and are high in vitamin A, D, E and K.
So, in summary, coconuts are antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-parasitic, which makes them fantastic at fighting off disease. They are also full of electrolytes, making it great to drink after a workout or when recovering from an illness! The wonders of coconut never cease to amaze! Make sure to buy extra virgin coconut oil for the greatest coconut oil benefits.