For people who are on the Ketogenic Diet, Coconut flour is quite popular as a substitute for wheat flour. So if you are new to the Keto diet, or probably researching if this lifestyle is good for you, here are facts that you should know about coconut flour.
Why? Coconut flour is grain-free, gluten-free, and allergen friendly. This unique, simple, yet pure and delicious flour is high in fiber, protein, and healthy fats. It is low in carbs, low in sugar, and contains fewer calories among all other “grain” flours. It doesn’t contain any other ingredients, not additives, nor preservatives. It is made only with one ingredient- coconut meat.
It aids in metabolism and prevents digestive problems. Since this flour isn’t made from grain, it doesn’t cause autoimmune responses and gut problems. And because of the healthy saturated fats, it supports the body’s formation of energy and metabolism. Coconut flour also aids in lowering bad cholesterol and promotes good heart health. It contains both soluble and insoluble fibers, which are very beneficial to the body in lowering blood spikes and sweeping away toxins and wastes.
Don’t be afraid that all your food will taste coconutty, it only has a mild scent and taste of coconut. The truth is, it’s rich texture and natural sweetness compliments and sweet or savory dish. You can use it in cooking and baking. You can use it just like any ordinary flour- thicken your sauces, soups, or coat meat instead of using breadcrumbs. In baking, it is best to use coconut flour for bread or muffins with a dense texture.For Ketogenic diet followers, you can bake a lot of low carbs, low sugar treats such as cupcakes, pancakes, crepes, waffles, and truffles.