The MCTs in coconut oil provides a secondary fuel source aside from glucose that the brain and nervous system can function on. High sugar can contribute to neurological problems. In Alzheimer’s, the brain effectively blocks glucose uptake, so it is fuel-deprived, which can lead to general neurodegeneration.
Some may shy away from Coconut Flour in their baking since it is a bit more finicky to work with, but don’t let that keep you from using this super nutritious flour! Like other coconut products, it contains medium-chain fatty acids that help to support a healthy metabolism and balanced blood sugar levels. It also contains 16 grams of protein per cup, which can make a recipe much more satiating to keep you full for hours. Best of all, it is naturally gluten-free so it won’t cause you any tummy issues! Enjoy it in these Coconut Flour Banana Spice Muffins!
COCONUT FLOUR BANANA SPICE MUFFINS – Full Recipe Here!
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