Coconut Milk & Blueberries Cereal

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How This Helps

Blueberries are rich in anthocyanins, which help prevent many cardiovascular diseases. Moreover, the added soluble fiber and the good fats from coconut makes this dish very heart-friendly. This breakfast dish is packed with high energy to start your day on a positive note.

Science and Research

Coconut milk is rich in a compound called Lauric Acid that is a great source of instant energy. Studies indicate that coconut milk, when taken in moderation, helps decrease LDL cholesterol levels and improve HDL cholesterol levels. Magnesium, in coconut milk, reduces muscle tension and stress levels, indirectly protecting the heart. Coconut Milk has medium-chain fatty acids as opposed to long-chain fatty acids that don’t have a negative impact on cholesterol levels. Coconut Milk has Monoglycerides, a type of lipid, that has a high absorption rate in the blood and is converted to energy immediately thus preventing any clogging of arteries.

Blueberries health benefits

Blueberries may have beneficial properties for your heart, brain, and blood glucose.

Heart Health: Studies note a connection between flavonoid-rich foods like blueberries and improved heart health. Research suggests that blueberries may provide health benefits for those who have high blood pressure, a significant risk factor for heart disease. These berries can also inhibit the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol — a crucial step in the heart disease procedure. A high intake of anthocyanins was linked in research to a 32% lower risk of heart attacks.

Mental Health: As the number of individuals older than 65 increases worldwide, so will age-related ailments and ailments. A higher intake of Flavonoid-rich foods such as blueberries has been correlated with greater brain function. Eating blueberries may prevent oxidative stress — which has a significant role in the aging procedure.

Diabetes: The incidence of type 2 diabetes is increasing steadily and alarmingly worldwide. Diabetics are sensitive to rapid changes in blood glucose and will need to be careful when they consume foods full of carbs. Studies suggest that the Anthocyanins in blueberries may have beneficial effects on blood glucose control. Blueberries can also affect blood sugar levels directly following a high-carb meal by blocking certain digestive enzymes and reducing blood sugar spikes.

Coconut milk benefits

Coconut milk may help with the immune system, weight loss, and heart health. 

Boosts immunity: Coconuts include a lipid called lauric acid, and several researchers think that lauric acid can support the immune system. Some findings indicate that lauric acid has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Helps weight loss: Coconut milk comprises medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which researchers have linked with weight reduction. MCTs, stimulate energy through a process called thermogenesis, or heat production.

Improves heart health: Studies have linked diets rich in saturated fat with higher cholesterol and a higher chance of heart disease. Some people might not believe coconut milk to be heart-healthy, due to its high-fat content. However, different sources of saturated fats may affect the body in various ways. Additionally, genetics play a part in how an individual metabolizes saturated fats as well as the degree to which these fats affect health. Coconut oil has considerably more fat per serving compared to coconut milk, which will have less dramatic effects on cholesterol levels.

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