Do you love macaroons? Or do you love coconuts? Here is one of the perfect Christmas treats! Coconut Macaroons Recipe…so yummy that no one could resist it!
Coconut has been around for centuries but has recently gained increased popularity in the media. Coconut has many health benefits and even aids in weight loss and helps to stimulate the metabolism! Experience the full benefit of coconut and satisfy your cravings with this delicious coconut macaroon recipe! –Dr. Josh Axe
Why coconut flakes?
“Coconut and the products derived from it like coconut meat have been for years wrongly deemed as an unhealthy type of food because of its long known high saturated fat content. However, a growing body of recent studies have shown that the type of fats present in coconut meat are in fact medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). When you eat coconut meat, the MCTs it contains are transported from the intestinal tract to the liver and immediately transformed into fuel. This then means there is very little MCTs left to circulate and deposit in fat tissues in the body.
The MCTs in coconut are converted into ketone bodies as well which show potential as a replacement energy substrate for the brain. It is noteworthy that the brain makes use of glucose as energy source. In individuals with degenerative neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s Disease, the brain’s capacity to utilize glucose is severely impaired, further contributing to the progress of the disease. Eating MCTs from coconut products like coconut meat may then help increase the body’s ketone levels, potentially offering a dietary therapy approach to alleviating the symptoms and possibly even preventing the onset of neurological diseases.
The MCTs in coconut are converted into ketone bodies as well which show potential as a replacement energy substrate for the brain.
Eating coconut meat appears to protect against heart disease and stroke as well. As it turns out, coconut meat’s measurable vitamins A and E, and polyphenols and phytosterols, all work together to decrease the levels of LDL cholesterol, which are fats that stay in the blood and in skin tissues and high levels of which have been found a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. This protective properties of coconut meat is perhaps the reason the Kitavans of Papua New Guinea or the Tokelaus of New Zealand, whose staple food is coconut, have no incidence whatsoever of stroke and heart disease in their respective populations.” – Ben Greenfield is head coach of the Superhuman Coach Network
Coconut Macaroons Recipe
Author: Dr. Josh Axe
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serving: 48 macaroons
- 6 Pastured egg whites
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt or Himalayan Salt
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 3 cups coconut flakes
- In mixing bowl, whisk eggs and sea salt until peaks form in the eggs
- Add in raw honey, vanilla and coconut
- Drop batter on to parchment paper on cookie sheet
- Pinch off each at the top like a chocolate kiss
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 15 mins until lightly browned
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