For Vietnamese people, especially those in the West, coconut is a popular and very popular food that can be processed into many delicious dishes. Join Vihaba to learn about coconut rice and answer the health benefits of eating coconut rice!
Answer: What is coconut rice?
Coconut meat, also known as coconut meat, is the white coconut meat inside the coconut, in direct contact with fresh coconut water, with a fatty, sweet and crunchy taste.
What is coconut rice used for? Coconut rice can be eaten directly or wrapped in coconut milk or pressed with coconut oil. Coconut rice is not only processed into coconut candy, coconut jam,… but also an ingredient for sticky rice dishes, sweet soup, ice cream,… that are both delicious and rich in nutrients.
What is coconut rice?
Uses of coconut rice
Surely many people will wonder if eating coconut rice is good or what effects coconut rice has. Coconut meat contains a lot of protein, sugar, fiber, fat,… combined with B vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, B4 and vitamin C and other beneficial minerals.
Uses of coconut rice
-Protect cardiovascular health
Coconut oil in coconut meat has the effect of increasing beneficial HDL cholesterol and reducing harmful LDL cholesterol, thereby limiting the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
One study showed that people who used 50ml of virgin coconut oil daily for 4 weeks had significantly increased HDL cholesterol compared to people who only used unsalted butter or olive oil.
-Supports weight loss
Medium-chain triglyceride fats in coconut meat can reduce appetite and prevent overeating.
This type of fat also has the ability to burn calories and other fats, effectively supporting weight loss.
The results of a study on 8 adults out of 80 people showed that the weight loss effect when using coconut rice daily is much higher than the same amount of peanuts or peanut oil.
– Protect the digestive system
The fiber content in coconut meat can clean the excretory system, helping to protect the digestive system.
Thanks to the abundant amount of fat, it can help the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E and K better.
Besides, MCT nutrients in coconut meat help increase beneficial bacteria in the intestinal tract, reduce the growth of harmful yeast, prevent inflammation and prevent metabolic syndrome.
– Enhance immunity
Coconut meat contains a lot of manganese and antioxidants that can help increase immunity, reduce inflammation, fight fungi and inhibit tumors.
– Beneficial for the brain
For people with memory loss or reduced brain function or Alzheimer’s patients, medium-chain triglyceride fats will effectively support by providing energy to replace glucose.
Hopefully the information just provided by Vihaba will help you better understand the health benefits of coconut meat.
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