Coconut Butter – It’s Better Than Coconut Oil and Contains More Potassium, Magnesium and Iron

Coconut oil is considered to be one of the healthiest ingredients worldwide since it consists of various essential components which are of an extreme importance for our health. Coconut oil, besides cooking, can be used for beauty, too. But, recent studies proved that coconut butter is better for the health.

Coconut butter is a butter which is made of coconut. Although coconut butter and coconut oil are made from the very same tree, both of them are different. The first one is made from all the parts of the tree, whereas the coconut oil is made from the fruit. The butter is abundant in healthy fats, fiber, potassium, iron, and magnesium and is as effective for your health as the coconut oil.

Coconut butter: Health benefits

Reinforces your immune system – Studies proved that coconut butter contains lauric acid, a compound that boosts the immunity. It can be found in coconut oil, but in smaller quantities. Lauric acid destroys bacteria and prevents numerous infections by strengthening the immunity.

Promotes weight loss – Coconut butter is the optimal choice for melting the excess body fat. Moreover, it will boost the metabolism and digestion. Coconut butter is rich in healthy fats that keep you full and prevents you from overeating. According to experts, consuming 2 tbsp. of coconut butter on a daily basis will give you the wanted results in only 2 weeks.

Improves the skin quality – Coconut butter improves skin complexion. At the same time, it prevents from damage of the free radicals by blocking their entrance into the skin. Thus, coconut butter slows down the aging process and reduces the wrinkle appearance.

Keeps your blood sugar levels in check – If you sugar levels in the blood are high for a long period of time, the body won’t dissolve the sugar properly, so it will have to store it instead. But, fortunately, the coconut butter is going to lower the sugar levels in the blood if consumed regularly in the diet.

9 great ways of including coconut butter in your diet

It can be added to curry, smoothies, or desserts for a nice treat. Take a look at the following 9 ways of using coconut butter:

For additional flavour, put some coconut butter in your curry;

Melt some coconut butter and put it on top of a winter squash or a potato;

Consume 1 tsp. of it directly from the jar;

Melt some butter and sprinkle it over a bowl of berries;

Add some coconut butter in your smoothie;

Mix coconut butter with shrimp, hot sauce, chicken;

Use coconut butter for cooking instead of regular butter;

Mix 1 tsp. of the butter with dark chocolate or cocoa;

Smear coconut butter on the toast for a tastier meal.

Recipes with coconut butter:

 1. Ocoa chip espresso coconut spread

Ingredients:

1 tsp. of cocoa nibs

1 shot of espresso

2 tsp. of cocoa powder

5 tbsp. of coconut butter

A pinch of cinnamon

½ a banana

A pinch of sea salt

2 tsp. of maple syrup

 2. Goji coconut spread

Ingredients:

2 tbsp. of goji berries

5 tbsp. of coconut butter

1 banana

A pinch of cayenne pepper

3 tsp. of maple syrup

 3. Easy strawberry

Ingredients:

5 tbsp. of coconut butter

6 strawberries

2 tsp. of maple syrup

A pinch of sea salt

 4. Coconut butter-almond spread

Ingredients

3 tbsp. of coconut butter

2 tbsp. of almond butter

2 tsp. of maple syrup

A pinch of cinnamon and sea salt

1 banana

Preparation:

All recipes are prepared in the same way: mix everything in a blender. You can freeze the mixture in the fridge if it’s too runny. If it becomes too thick, add some milk. Keep it in the fridge for up to 14 day, not longer.

Sources:

organichealthcorner.com

healthandlovepage.com

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