An image of a saffron latte in a white mug beside a glass tray holding two saffron Kinder Thoughts capsules by THE FULLEST.
An image of a saffron latte in a white mug beside a glass tray holding two saffron Kinder Thoughts capsules by THE FULLEST.

Of all the fruits — coconut has to feel the most like a vacation; there’s just something about it that evokes a sense of paradise and tropical pleasure. However, in recent years coconut has also become a wellness staple. About a decade ago, coconut burst onto the wellness scene — almost overnight. As the plant-based movement picked up speed, many looked for dairy alternatives, and coconut answered their prayers, providing them with a delicious creamer for their coffees and sauces for their curries. After realizing its electrolyte count, it also became a major player in our post-workout arsenal.

Brilliantly versatile, we collectively turned coconut into flakes, milks, powders, yogurts, and flours. Soon, we also cottoned on to its topical benefits and transformed it into nourishing balms, from body lotions to shampoos. It even found its way into our aromatic self-care and became a signature scent in fragrances and candles.

Although our love affair with coconut may have begun for more palatable reasons, it also made us feel good. There were no dairy scaries after eating a coconut-based ice cream, and we’d never felt more hydrated. As it turned out, along with its many purposes, there were many healing benefits, too!

Coconut Lowers Blood Pressure

Research has demonstrated that drinking coconut water significantly reduces blood pressure in hypertensive individuals. The reason is potassium, one of the electrolytes found in coconut water. The American Heart Association explains that potassium-rich foods minimize the effects of sodium on the body and take some of the pressure off the walls of the blood vessels, resulting in lower blood pressure.

Coconut Encourages Digestion

Another critical component of coconut is fiber, an ingredient that can help with digestion by bulking up your stool and increasing the regularity of bowel movements.

Coconut Keeps Blood Sugar Stable

Coconuts’ high fiber content can also improve insulin resistance, which can help stabilize blood sugar. Other research suggests that the relationship between the low-sugar and high-fat content of coconuts can create more equilibrium in blood sugar levels.

Coconut Is Rich in Essential Minerals 

As we mentioned, coconuts are full of potassium, which can be great for blood pressure and heart health. Other powerful properties include magnesium (a mineral found in every cell of the body and used in over 600 biochemical functions) and phosphorus (the second most abundant mineral found in teeth and bones and a huge support for all of the B vitamins).

Coconut Is Antibacterial and Antifungal

Early research indicates that coconut oil may block certain bacterial strains — such as staph and strep. One study found that swishing coconut oil after brushing teeth was as effective as a chemical disinfectant — and obviously far better for oral health and the mouth microbiome.

How to Add Coconut to Your Wellness Rx

Firstly, coconut is so delicious and multifaceted; it's probably one of the most accessible ingredients to bring into your self-care.

One way we've been making sure we reap the benefits of coconut is by swapping our morning coffee for a Warm Feelings® saffron latte. It is formulated with an organic creamy coconut base and contains the magical benefits of saffron, which are clinically proven to boost mood, decrease inflammation, and support sleep.

If that calls you, shop our Warm Feelings® saffron latte, available in sachets, bags, or larger bulk packs.

Mental health support without the side effects.
Mental health
support,without the side effects.

Get your clinical saffron dosage in a saffron latte or one-a-day capsule form instead!