Ahhh. The smell of coconut. It seems to have an ethereal effect – elevating your spirits and transporting you to a tropical place.
And, if you’re destination is health, coconut – and coconut flour – should be along for the ride. This nostalgic “nut” (it’s really a seed) offers a myriad of health benefits, some of which may astound you.
The Health Benefits of Coconut Flour
Once you crack into a coconut’s tough exterior, you’ll find the richest sources of a meltingly delicious variety of fat – called medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs). Not only do these fatty acids melt in your mouth, but they also help melt fat on your body. It’s true! Research shows coconut oil is the #1 fat burning (thermogenic) food on the planet.
And if you’re not one of the 200 million people in the U.S. concerned about your weight, chances are you’re one of the 95 million with a digestive problem. And coconut is a benefit here too. The fats in coconut are a triple threat against a wide range of bacteria, protoza and fungus that live in your digestive tract and rob you of your health and energy. No wonder the coconut is often referred to as “The Tree of Life”.
Here at Wellness Bakeries, we use a heaping portion of coconut flour in our moist and buttery Cake Mixes, crisp-and-chewy Cookie Mixes, home-style Breakfast Mixes and artisan Bread Mixes. It has absolutely no sugar and a whopping 6 grams of fiber for every two tablespoons.
If you’re not a fan of the taste of coconut flour, that’s OK. You’ll never notice this “secret” ingredient in our products. But if you are, try this: use organic, extra virgin coconut oil for the oil we call for in our mixes. You’ll get an ultra-luxe dessert with all of the buttery benefits of coconut.
Finally, You Can Have Your Cakes, Cookies & Breads… and Be Well Too!
Imagine biting into a slice of fresh baked bread, right out of the oven… a warm piece of decadent chocolate cake, topped with a raspberry glaze… or a soft and fragrant cinnamon roll so moist it melts in your mouth… and so flavorful that it satisfies every craving.
Now imagine that these treats are actually BETTER for your health than what most people have for dinner. It’s true. You simply won’t believe treats this good can be this good for you. So stop dreaming and take a bite…
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