Coconut Fiber: The High Dietary Fiber Source that Actually Tastes Good
Coconut fiber or coco fiber contains more dietary fiber than the majority of other sources. And as an added benefit I’m sure you’ll all appreciate, it actually tastes good!
Fiber was considered a non-nutrient not too long ago. We now know that fiber plays an important role in the digestive process and can meaningfully affect our health status.
Some of the health benefits of fiber are:
- Regulates bowel activity
- Absorbs carcinogens and other toxic chemicals
- Acts as food for beneficial gut bacteria
- Aids in filling the stomach and producing a feeling of fullness
- Helps regulate blood sugar
- Protects against heart attacks and strokes
I’m fairly certain you’ve tasted wheat bran. Did you like it? Was it delicious? I ask this because it tastes like cardboard according to some I’ve personally asked, including myself.
There are two major categorizations of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber partially dissolves in water while the insoluble type does not.
Insoluble fiber is considered the more meaningful in terms of health benefits because it has a much greater impact on intestinal transit time. Healthy adults, ideally, should have at least one to as many as three bowel movements daily.
The advantage of high insoluble fiber wheat bran, for instance, over high soluble fiber fruits and vegetables is evident in many studies. Insoluble fiber is mainly responsible for providing protection against heart disease, cancer, Crohn’s disease and other intestinal problems.
The fiber in coconut contains an even greater percentage of insoluble fiber than wheat bran! Coco fiber is about 93% insoluble and 7% soluble.
Coconut meat is a high-fiber superfood with a mild, delightful taste that you and your family would enjoy eating. I don’t know about you but it sure beats eating cardboard.