19 Dec Cocowhip bares all!
We’re all about being transparent and honest. We pride ourselves on promoting healthy choices and a conscious way of treating yourself.
So let’s dig into the main ingredients in our Original Coconut flavour – vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar free!
Organic Coconut Water
Benefits: hydration, mineral boost, stress fighter
Coconut water is bursting with electrolytes and minerals! Perfect after a hard workout.
Did you know that coconut water contains five essential electrolytes? Potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, and calcium.
On top of the super hydration factor, coconut water may also reduce oxidative stress (an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in the body). The body’s cells produce free radicals during normal bodily processes. Our body also produces antioxidants that neutralise these free radicals. In general, the body is able to maintain a balance between antioxidants and free radicals, but sometimes when it is out of balance foods like coconut water can the return to equilibrium.
Dare we call coconut water a superhero?
Benefits: immune system boost, gut health support, inflammation buster
Inflammation buster? Immune system booster? Gut support? Count us in, Coconut oil is yet another superfood.
Coconut oil can help improve gut health by destroying bad bacteria and candida overgrowth – it’s a powerful anti-fungal. Candida imbalance, in particular, can decrease stomach acid, which often causes inflammation and faulty digestion – this is more common than many think.
It’s also a super rich source of fatty acids, which can help to reduce inflammation and support your stomach and intestines.
Besides all that, coconut oil helps to create Cocowhip’s smooth, thick texture. What a legend!
Benefits: prebiotic that helps balance gut-bacteria growth
Inulin is a dietary fibre that is great for your gut. Having a balanced gut is essential for many other body functions – this prebiotic can help promote this balance by promoting beneficial bacteria growth.
Inulin is found in the roots of an estimated 36,000 plants and is therefore an 100% plant-based ingredient. This ingredient is found in plant species such as onion, burdock, bananas, garlic, Jerusalem artichoke, and chicory (most commercially used).
Some food science: Longer-chain inulin has a creamy mouthfeel, so it’s often used to help reduce the fat content in products. Short-chain inulin (FOS) tastes slightly sweet, so it’s used to help reduce some of the sugar and sugar substitutes in different foods. Psst, the different “chains” refer to a differentiation in chemical components, in the case of fatty acids how many carbon molecules are present.
Organic Coconut Sugar
Benefits: electrolytes, low glycemic index, paleo appropriate (according to some)
Here’s to coconut sugar – full of electrolytes, low on the glycemic index, and it’s paleo (according to some)!
Many people are scared of “sugar” but this is sugar with a twist. Jam packed with potassium, magnesium, and sodium – all super important for regulating your body’s water content, as well as helping keep your heart, muscles, and nerves functioning. You’d be surprised to hear that it has nearly 400 times more potassium than regular sugar does!
There’s been a lot of hype about this coconut derivative because it is low on the glycemic index (GI) The glycemic index categorises foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. Food with low GI value (under 55) are more slowly metabolised and cause a lesser and slower rise in blood glucose – coconut sugar sits at a GI of 35, whereas regular sits at a GI of 65.
Organic Coco Probiotics
Did you know that your gut biome affects your mood, digestion (among other body processes), brain function, skin quality, and mouth health? It even influences your body’s immune response!
Unfortunately, due to the way that many foods are grown, processed, to the toxins and chemicals in our day to day life, our gut bacteria balance can be thrown off.
Here’s where probiotics step in.
Did you know that probiotics means “for life”? Here’s to you living a healthy life – eating “for life”. Living microorganisms found in yoghurt and other cultured foods may help support your body’s bacterial environment. We add Coconut Water Essence, Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Lactobacillus Plantarum to Cocowhip to help your body and mind out.
Want more? Check out the nutritional breakdown of our Acaiwhip!