Monday, March 10, 2014

" Coconuts … "

Brother bought a coconut 
He bought it for a dime. 
His sister had another one * 
She trade it for the lime. 

She put the lime in the coconut 
She drank them both up. 
Put the lime in the coconut, 
You drink them both up 
Then you feel better ...

~ Harry Nilsson ~ Coconuts ~

Years before, I remember going to the movie theatres and shunning the popcorn because it was popped in coconut oil.  Why?  Because coconut oil was to be avoided due to harmful saturated fats.  Yet research is showing that coconut oil actually can be a source of healthy fats, along with being a versatile ingredient that has dozens of uses beyond cooking.

Coconut oil got its bad reputation in part because of its use when hydrogenated.  Hydrogenated oils and trans fats are especially unhealthy because they raise our LDL (lethal cholesterol) and lowers our HDL (healthy) cholesterol.  

Experts say that coconut oil is considered one of the single most nutritious super foods you can put in and on your body.  Specifically look for organic, unrefined, expeller-pressed coconut oil.  This is the unprocessed product derived directly from the organic coconuts with minimal processing or modifications ... the more processed, the less health value offered.

Avoid low quality coconut oils as they are processed by chemical extraction using solvents which produce higher yields, is quicker and less expensive ... remaining oils contain chemical residues, hydrogenated, bleached and deodorized contaminants.


Coconut water or juice 
is the liquid inside the coconut.

Coconut milk 
is from the expressed juice of grated coconut meat & water.

Coconut oil  
is the fatty oil that comes from the coconut meat.


We’ve noticed that eating coconut oil on a regular basis has provided numerous health benefits ... healthier skin & hair, weight loss, boosts immunity, better digestion and supported metabolism.  Plus, there is loads of reports on how coconuts can provide relief from kidney problems, heart dis-eases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, cancer and bone strength.  

Why?  ... because of high levels of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid.  The presence of these acids contributes to coconuts antioxidant, anti fungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties ...

Also, some great uses of coconut oil include the following ...
  • highest source of natural electrolytes
  • substitute for butter, margarine and other spreads
  • rich in medium-chain fatty acids (MCT) helps with weight loss
  • loaded with vitamin E, great moisturizer from head to toe
  • alternative choice for an all-natural diaper cream or baby salve (plus safe to use with cloth diapers)
  • use for massages rather than other oils
  • easily absorbed by hair, use as product to prevent protein loss and damage
  • helps treat xerosis (dry, scaly and itchy skin)

Always check with your health care practitioner prior.  
This is for information purpose only.

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