Once you’ve reached your health goal and are happily in Phase 4, the Maintenance Phase of Metabolic Balance, we’re happy to suggest that you can add coconut flour to your kitchen pantry.
What’s so great about this latest trend?
Coconut flour is a great alternative to conventional wheat flour. It is naturally gluten free and contains far fewer carbohydrates (only approx. 15%). It’s notable for containing a fair protein content and an excellent level of insoluble fiber. One tablespoon of coconut flour contains about 5 g of fiber.
Contrary to what you might think, coconut flour is actually low-fat. This is due to the manufacturing process where the majority of the natural fats in coconut is removed.
So how can you use coconut flour? One way is to substitute it in baking as either part of the original amount of wheat flour or as all of the flour that needed. Also, as it has a high swelling capacity, it can be used as a thickener for soups, stews and sauces.