Also called Khorasan wheat, and ancient Egiptian variety of wheat, Kamut grain and flour has a nutty flavor, and the flour dissolves really easily into liquid. Kamut provides you with fiber and protein. Protein plays a central role in maintaining strong tissue, and also aids in oxygen transport and immune function, while fiber helps lower your cholesterol, fights type 2 diabetes and maintains digestive health.
Kamut is also rich in nutrients that are essential for good health, including dietary fiber, manganese, magnesium and niacin.
The body needs manganese to support the health of the nervous system, to aid in energy metabolism and to help regulate blood sugar levels and the absorption of calcium. It is also required for the synthesis of hormones, bone tissue, proteins involved in blood coagulation and the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase. People who consume plenty of high-manganese foods like Kamut may be less likely to develop diabetes, osteoporosis and arthritis.
Magnesium helps maintain teeth and bones. It also triggers the activity of enzymes and regulates the body’s levels of vitamins and minerals like copper, vitamin D, potassium and zinc. Without enough magnesium in your diet, you may be more likely to develop diabetes, heart failure, high blood pressure, osteoporosis or depression.
Niacin is necessary to produce a number of endocrine hormones and to support the health of the nervous system. Also known as vitamin B-3, niacin, like all other nutrients in the B family of vitamins, is vital for the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates.
Coconut oil strengthens the immune system because it contains antimicrobial lipids, lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid which have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. The human body converts lauric acid into monolaurin which research has supported as an effective way to deal with viruses and bacteria.
Coconut oil helps to improve the digestive system and thus prevents various stomach and digestion-related problems including Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The saturated fats present in coconut oil have antimicrobial properties and help in dealing with various bacteria, fungi, and parasites that can cause indigestion. Coconut oil also helps in the absorption of other nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Coconut oil is beneficial for the heart. It contains about 50% lauric acid, which helps in actively preventing various heart problems like high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. The saturated fats present in coconut oil are not harmful as you commonly find in vegetable oils. Coconut oil does not lead to increase in LDL levels, and it reduces the incidence of injury and damage to arteries and therefore helps in preventing atherosclerosis.
Coconut oil is very useful for weight loss. It contains short and medium-chain fatty acids that help in taking off excessive weight. It is also easy to digest and it helps in healthy functioning of the thyroid and endocrine system. Further, it increases the body’s metabolic rate by removing stress on the pancreas, thereby burning more energy and helping obese and overweight people lose the weight.
Coconut has been shown to prevent and even cure candida. It provides relief from the inflammation caused by candida, both externally and internally.
Potent and safe anti-inflammatory. Curcumin is thought to be the primary pharmacological agent in turmeric. In numerous studies, curcumin’s anti-inflammatory effects have been shown to be comparable to the potent drugs hydrocortisone and phenylbutazone as well as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents such as Motrin. Unlike the drugs, which are associated with significant toxic effects (ulcer formation, decreased white blood cell count, intestinal bleeding), curcumin produces no toxicity.
Powerful antioxidant. As an antioxidant, curcumin is able to neutralize free radicals, chemicals that can travel through the body and cause great amounts of damage to healthy cells and cell membranes. This is important in many diseases, such as arthritis, where free radicals are responsible for the painful joint inflammation and eventual damage to the joints.
Strong antioxidant. Inhibits Cancer Cell growth. Protects the colon cells from free radicals that can damage cellular DNA. Curcumin also helps the body to destroy mutated cancer cells, so they cannot spread through the body and cause more harm. A primary way in which curcumin does so is by enhancing liver function. Additionally, other suggested mechanisms by which it may protect against cancer development include inhibiting the synthesis of a protein thought to be instrumental in tumor formation and preventing the development of additional blood supply necessary for cancer cell growth.
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