Benefits of Using Coconut Milk in Protein Shakes

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Coconut

  • Helps the body maintain blood sugar levels
  • Poor glucose tolerance may mean a deficiency of manganese in the body.
  • Coconut milk is an excellent source of this essential mineral.
  • Keeps blood vessels and skin elastic and flexible
  • The mineral copper is critically important for many bodily functions.
  • Together with vitamin C, it helps keep blood vessels and skin elastic and flexible.
  • Assists in weight control

Medium chain fatty acids in the coconut milk (MCTs) are used in the body for energy, as opposed to long chained fatty acids (LCTs), that are stored as fat. Medium chain fatty acids create “thermo genesis” in the body which increases metabolism and burns energy.

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