Coconut has been a controversial ingredient since our ancestors first roamed the earth, from what we have heard. While some love the taste and texture of this fruit others are quickly repelled by it. We even have coconut naysayers inside the Caveman tribe…
Whether you love it or hate it, it’s hard to deny how positive coconut can be as an addition to your dietary routine. Below we’ve outlined three benefits that this fruit can offer our tribe when snacking on our new Dark Chocolate Coconut Keto Bars or our original Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut Nutrition Bars! Don’t forget about the mini version of our nutrition bar for a quick on-the-go snack to satisfy cravings the healthy way!
1. Coconuts are a Highly Nutritious Fruit
Differing from other fruits that are loaded with carbs, coconuts provide mostly fat.
This controversial fruit also contains protein and small amounts of B vitamins. Coconuts also contain manganese, which is essential for bone health for metabolizing carbohydrates, proteins, and cholesterol!
2. Coconuts Contain Antioxidants
The” meat'' inside of a coconut contains phenolic compounds. These are antioxidants that may help protect cells from oxidative damage. Oxidative stress can damage cells, proteins, and DNA, which can contribute to aging. It may also play a role in development of a range of health conditions, including diabetes, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.The primary phenolic compounds in coconuts include:
- Gallic acid
- Caffeic acid
- Salicylic acid
- p-coumaric acid
3. Easy to add to your diet
Coconut has been known to add a nice flavor to many savory snacks. Because it’s grain-free, this fruit is also good for those on the paleo diet, which (as our tribe knows) does not allow grain products like regular wheat flour.