Some of the benefits of Coconut, Hemp, Dark Chocolate and Dried Banana:
The coconut tree is so valued in some parts of the world, it's known as "The Tree of Life," and shredded coconut reflects that name. Eating raw, shredded coconut has a number of health benefits since it's high in healthy saturated fat and rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals.
The fruit is helpful for the prevention and/or treatment of viral infections such as influenza and the measles as well as yeast infections such as thrush. It can also help relieve arthritis, control diabetes, and prevent osteoporosis.
Adding shredded coconut to food is a good way to get more fiber in your diet, which helps you feel fuller while eating less and supports regularity.
All coconut products are good for your skin. They fight blemishes such as acne and age spots, and help the skin rejuvenate itself. They can even protect against skin cancer.
Shredded coconut is a source of unrefined coconut oil, which offers such health benefits as increasing your metabolism rate and keeping your hormones balanced.
You can easily blend shredded coconut into all kinds of food---cakes, cereals, curries, and fruit salads are just a few---for extra flavor.
What are hemp hearts? Simply put they are shelled hemp seeds. In fact, hemp hearts are the “heart” of a shelled hemp seed. They are comparable in size and consistency to chopped sesame seeds.
What makes hemp hearts so great? Again, simply put they have virtually the highest concentrated balance of proteins, fats, vitamins and enzymes. They are, in essence, a super food and the health benefits of hemp hearts are amazing! To add hemp hearts to your diet, you can simply add them to your favorite recipes.
Of course, hemp has been cultivated for thousands of years for the fibre, seeds, edible oils, lubrication and fuels. Recently though, hemp hearts have been shown to have tremendous health benefits above and beyond what was previously thought possible.Not only research, but consumer referral for the amazing health results has boosted sales.
If you are wondering what kind of health benefits come from hemp hearts, there are a plethora of recurring chronic health problems that can be addressed with their judicious use.
HEART HEALTH / LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE
If diagnosed with high blood pressure, an individual may have an increased risk for heart attack and stroke, which can ultimately lead to death.
Hemp hearts have been shown in clinical studies to contribute to reducing inflammation, while at the same time decreasing blood pressure. Measurable results are often seen within a few months.
Hemp hearts may also decrease the risks of colon and prostate cancer.
IMPROVEMENT IN DIGESTION
For those who suffer from chronic indigestion and other problems involving the digestive system, hemp hearts have shown promise in relieving symptoms. Hemp hearts have no known allergens, so they are beneficial to those who can’t eat gluten, lactose, fish, sugar, nuts meat or other common foods.
When taken in combination with a high fibre diet, and a variety of fruits and vegetables, bowel movements can become more regular. This indicates a healthy bowel system. Move over bran, hemp hearts will also prevent constipation from happening in the first place.
Hemp hearts, when taken as directed, will reduce cravings until the middle of the afternoon. They will also naturally reduce the craving for sugars and stimulants.
By lowered hunger and lessened craving for junk foods, the body will naturally lose weight by filling up on foods that are high in nutrients. Hemp hearts provide essential fats and proteins, so for a healthy and natural weight loss, hemp hearts are a great alternative.
With the combination of better diet and improved bowel movements, hemp heart users also report an increase in energy. The combination of “detoxing” from sweets and refined carbs leaves the body free to experience the natural energy without stimulants. The energy is long lasting, not a short burst that you find in an energy drink.
Hempseeds amino acid profile is close to "complete" when compared to more common sources of proteins such as meat, milk, eggs and soy. The proportions of linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid in one tablespoon (15 ml) per day of hemp oil easily provides human daily requirements for EFAs. Unlike flaxseed oil, hemp oil can be used continuously without developing a deficiency or other imbalance of EFAs. This has been demonstrated in a clinical study, where the daily ingestion of flaxseed oil decreased the endogenous production of GLA.
Hempseed is an adequate source of dietary fibre, calcium and iron, and contains antioxidants and chlorophyll. Whole hempseeds are also a good source of phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, copper and manganese.
Hempseed is usually very safe for those unable to tolerate nuts, gluten, lactose, and sugar. In fact, there are no known allergies to hemp foods. Hempseed contains no gluten and therefore would not trigger symptoms of celiac disease.
There are numerous health benefits associated with dark chocolate.
Chocolate is made of cocoa beans which are rich in flavonoids (polyphenolic compounds). The health benefits attributed to flavonoids such as; protecting cells against oxygen damage, inflammation prevention, lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart disease, just to name a few. Therefore the higher cocoa content, the greater the amount of flavonoids.
Here are a few Dark Chocolate Health Benefits: