What you need to know about the health-giving powers of coconut and its oil - [MEMBER ZONE]

Welcome to a new chapter in Blooness guidewhere we will learn all the benefits of coconutThis underrated fruit can be eaten on its own or as an oil. We're going to find out just how this food contains nutritional treasuresand thus become aware of the fact that it is - wrongly - very rarely consumed, especially in the West.

A quick survey shows that very few people eat coconutwhether in oil or raw fruit form. Most people with a standard diet, who aren't necessarily interested in the superpowers that nutrition can unlock if studied in theory and tested in various forms in practice, are likely to be taken aback if you report that you regularly consume coconut, because there's no particular reason to eat this exotic food, given its exotic nature and the fact that we're not used to consuming it, except in exceptional cases in sweet preparations, to our great delight.

Of course, the intensive cultivation of coconuts, and their importation into countries where they are not grown, raises a number of ecological questions. But in terms of health, this fruit is no less important a nutritional superfoodand we're going to find out here why and how it can be used to improve health, vitality and waist size.

Introduction

As you probably already know, the aim of this guide is to provide you with the most comprehensive range of tools for taking control of your healthand, to take an image, provide the best fuel for your body so that he can give the best of himself.

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To unlock this vitality, we can go through food low-carb high fatas most of our ancestors were able to practice it by consuming mainly proteins and animal fats and, to a lesser extent, foods rich in carbohydrates (potato, parsnip, sweet potato, basmati rice), pulsesbuckwheat, etc.). Once adapted to the modern world, this format can be adapted as follows:

  • a first meal rich in proteins lipids and low-GI carbohydrates, such as eggs or cheese, accompanied by two slices of buckwheat, spelt or rye bread, olive oil and possibly avocado;
  • a second meal rich in protein and low-GI carbohydrates, such as chicken, accompanied simply by a good portion of potatoes and some vegetables or a salad;
  • a rather light dinner, rich in easily-assimilable proteins and easily-assimilable fats, such as fish (sometimes lean, sometimes fatty), a small salad and flaxseed oil;
  • and possibly a snack of fruit, oilseeds, Greek yoghurt or a square of dark chocolate, if hunger is felt or depending on individual goals.

These are examples, and the foods are all interchangeable with other foods from the same family, and the idea is not to make identical meals every day either.

We can also adopt compatible "mediterraneo-blue zone" food supplyIn other words, a more diversified diet, as made possible by the advent of agriculture in the Neolithic era, and more recently by mass distribution, but still based on raw foods, and with an appropriate and balanced distribution of macronutrients - proteins, lipids and carbohydrates - as well as an intake of fibers adapted, sometimes with a predominance of carbohydrates and a minority of lipids, but with high-quality carbohydrates. In the Mediterranean model (or blue zones(e.g. the Okinawa diet), you can greatly enhance your carbohydrate intake, since it comes from healthy, raw foods such as baked root vegetables, a few fruits, a few cereals to glycemic index moderate.

You can also alternate periods of low-carb high-fat over several days and, if necessary, replenish glycogen storesThis is achieved by eating one or two carbohydrate-rich meals, every 4 or 5 days for example, especially when energy levels are low, and always from carefully selected foods, excluding, of course, pleasure meals and outings of all kinds.

Another option is to do without carbohydrates altogether and provide its energy through lipids, via pure food ketogenicwhich can also be done over periods of several weeks or months, and not necessarily over a few days, as this would prevent you from taking full advantage of the ketosisexcept possibly for certain high-level athletes, but that's another subject.

All of this has already been described at length in this guide, and in the end, whatever the food format adopted, there are just such things as three flagship foods that are resolutely adapted to these three dietary modes, and which constitute a kind of "game changer" on the metabolic and hormonal levels. These three superfoods are the olive (and its oil), which we've already covered, the avocado, which we've also covered, and the coconut, which we'll cover today.

You will note that these three foods are fruitsBut these are totally atypical fruits, due to their nutritional composition, mainly lipids, not sugars. In fact, these are fresh oleaginous fruits, which complement the dried oleaginous fruits and oilseeds we have already discussed.

Coconuts, like avocados and olives, are among the most nutritious foods in the world. Superfoods typical of Blue ZonesThese are areas where healthy life expectancy is at an all-time high. And it is, just like the other two fruits, but also like eggplants, tomatoes, zucchinis and peppers, a kind of "fruit-vegetablewhich can be used for both savoury and sweet dishes, and which are all compatible with a Mediterranean diet.

And, as if that weren't enough, coconut, like the aforementioned foods, is typical of the ketogenic diet and the low-carb high-fat diet. It is in this food context and by the "keto" communities that coconut has been particularly popularized in recent years, as has avocado.

The power of coconut, is that it is just as effective in a carbohydrate-rich diet as in a predominantly lipid diet.This is also the case for avocados and olives.

Yet from a European perspective, coconut remains an exotic food. The coconut palm originates from the oceanic continent, and the world's main producers of this fruit, which grows on the coastal plains of tropical regions in humid environments, are Indonesia, the Philippines and India.

This is the very essence of this guide, which was originally designed to combining the best eating habits and ingredients from the four corners of the globeThe aim is to make the most of these different ways of eating, and thus to reach a kind of dietary ideal for health, longevity, vitality and waistline.

Obviously, all populations are different, and not all individuals are alike in every way. Some people are better suited to consuming certain ingredients than others, and the simplest thing to do is to test and get to know each other. But by bringing together the best possible foods - those which, by observation at least, or by cause and effect at best, have shown convincing results in terms of health and life expectancy - we can hope to move towards this ideal, without reaching it, for there is no question here of seeking a sacrosanct optimal that would make us rigid in terms of eating and behavioral habits, but rather approach a lifestyle that is as effective as possible most of the time, to make life more pleasant and functional for as long as possible.

Although coconut is not native to the region where you live, and it's true that it raises ecological questions (no more so than other widely consumed foods, in fact), it is nonetheless completely in line with this quest for optimized nutrition, since it has been identified as a superfood, whether in fruit or oil form. The idea is not to abuse it, but to adopt it in small or large doses, depending on your chosen eating habits.

What you will learn in this content

  • How to interpret the nutritional profile coconut?
  • Coconut is very high in saturated fats, how it can be good for your health ?
  • What is a fatty acid strictly speaking?
  • What is a saturated fatty acid?And what's the difference between monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids?
  • What impact does this have on the food preservationand on cooking mode ?
  • What is a special type of fatty acid found almost exclusively in coconuts which makes coconut oil an ideal superb energy provider brain and body?
  • Visit variations on coconut - yoghurt, water and coconut milk - are they good for you?
  • Which cooking method with coconut oil?
  • How much coconut according to which diet (ketogenic, low-carb, Mediterranean)?

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