H2O, Hydration & More: Coconut Water

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Coconut water is a liquid that forms naturally inside the shell of a coconut. It’s a common drink in many tropical countries and is becoming more popular in the U.S. Some companies market it as a natural sports drink. Why do people drink coconut water? In many countries, coconut water is thought to have health […]

Recipes of the Week: Warm Winter Favorites

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Upgrading the Classic Tuna Salad Want a tastier, healthier substitute for commercial mayo? Try using plain whole-milk Greek yogurt whenever you’d normally reach for the mayo. If you want to give it even more of that mayo-like tang, just stir a squirt of fresh lemon juice and a small spoonful of mustard into the yogurt. […]

Coconut Oil as Sunscreen? YES, Without Harmful Chemicals

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According to interesting info I receive from coconutresearchcenter.org, they claim that coconut oil is the original suntan/sunscreen lotion. It amazes me how many uses there are for health in regards to coconut oil, but with regard to sunscreen, generally sunscreens we use have chemicals like oxybenzone, that disrupt the hormone system and certainly are not […]

Start the New Year Off Right with This Healthy Fat!

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For years people have avoided coconut oil thinking it to be a “harmful” saturated fat. Moreover, many people avoid fats all together thinking they are going to make them fat. In fact, our bodies need fats to properly function, especially good fats such as coconut oil. The culprits that are making us fat are processed […]

Coconut Oil Continues To Be THE Healthy Choice

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Why is coconut oil so special among the others?  Lots of research continues to confirm that coconut oil has numerous benefits. Pacific Island inhabitants who get 30-60% of their total caloric intake from fully saturated coconut oil have almost non-existent rates of cardiovascular disease! Coconut oil is also helpful for pregnant women, nursing mothers, the […]

A Toast to Coconut

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Often, all you have to do to change the flavor of an entire dish is toy with a single ingredient.  Take an ingredient you’d normally serve raw, for example, and cook it.  (Grilled peaches!)  Or serve a normally-cooked ingredient raw.  (The brilliance of sushi!)  Ingredients aren’t always flippable in terms of cooked vs. raw, of […]

Coconut Oil Benefits: A Good Fat!

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For the last several years, it has been drilled into our heads by the media and doctors that saturated fats are bad for you and lead to health problems and even serious disease. Chances are no one told you one little secret about saturated fats – there is one out there that is actually good […]

Feel Good About SWEET PALMS, Healthy Breakfasts

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Nut, Seed & Fruit Granola with Palm Sugar I’m always on the prowl for new unrefined sweeteners – not only are they a healthier alternative to heavily processed white sugar, unrefined sweeteners like maple syrup and honey have flavor instead of just being super-sweet. It’s fun to play with flavor pairings to see which sweetener […]