Some of us might have already known the many health benefits offered by coconut oil. Due to its monounsaturated fat content, it was found to significantly increase good HDL cholesterol. Also, it may also protect cells from pro-oxidant insults by modulating the cells’ antioxidant usage, kill harmful microorganisms due to its lauric acid and monolaurin content, reduce seizures, boost brain function in Alzheimer’s patients, protect your hair, skin, and dental health, and a lot more.
But have you heard about the coconut butter? It has a silky and creamy texture and contains valuable fibers. Its healing properties are similar to coconut oil.
Here are some of the crapload benefits that are offered by this creamy, shredded coconut flakes:
- Makes you feel full for a longer period of time due to its richness of healthy fats.
- It’s full of essential amino acids, calcium, and magnesium.
- The iron content of coconut butter helps combat iron deficiency anemia which causes insomnia, nausea, fatigue, cramps dizziness, and other symptoms.
- Can boost your metabolism thereby increasing energy levels and aid in weight loss.
- When applied on the skin, coconut butter gets rid of dead skin cells and moisturizes the skin.
- Loaded with magnesium, calcium, and amino acids.
- Its lauric acid content help boost boosts immunity and destroys harmful viruses, bacteria, and funguses.
- Has beneficial fiber that aids in digestion, keep bowel movements regular, control blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol levels.
One 1 tablespoon serving of coconut butter can provide your body with the following:
3 g Carbohydrate
77 mg Potassium (2% DV)
13 mg Magnesium (3% DV)
9.6 g Fat
1 g Protein
0.1 mg Copper ( 6% DV)
0.4 mg Manganese (20% DV)
0.5 mg Iron (3% DV)
29 mg Phosphorus (3% DV)
Actually, coconut butter contains the best of 2 worlds. It has the natural healing oils from the coconut while its fibers and nutrients like iron, magnesium, and potassium are all from the flesh.
Here’s how to make your very own homemade coconut butter:
Coconut Butter Recipe
What you’ll need:
- 5-6 cups unsweetened desiccated raw coconut flakes
- Jar with Lid
- High speed or powerful blender or food processor
Blend the coconut flakes in a powerful blender until you have a smooth creamy paste. Pour in a clean glass jar and let sit for about 24 hours (or speed up the process by placing it in the fridge).
What To Do With Coconut Butter?
Have a satisfying snack by simply spreading the butter over toast and add some almond butter. You can even melt it and pour over sweet potatoes or use it to add amazing flavor in your stir fry or curry dish. Also, drizzling melted coconut butter over berries can add taste on your dessert.
If you are really health conscious, then try to add coconut oil and other coconut products in your diet. This gift from nature can provide you with the outstanding health benefits that your body needs the most.