The Unlimited Potential of Coconuts

You often hear the word "superfoods" touted around by nutritionists and dietitians alike. Yet there are some foods that stand out above all others, and the coconut is one of them. The life of coconut palms do not start and end with their edible nut either—also called the fruit or seed. In botanical terms, it's actually a fibrous dry drupe, but we won't worry about technicalities in this piece. What we're going to look at here is the true versatility of coconut as a food staple and much more besides. See, there are also benefits from the tree trunks, shells...


Coconut Oil for Weight Loss and Weight Management

There seems to be no end to the health advantages of coconut oil, weight loss being just one of them. But is it true, can people really lose weight by consuming the oil of coconuts, and if so, how does it work? By the end of this article you will have the answers to these questions and more besides. It sounds crazy to even suggest that fat can help anyone to shed unwanted pounds. Well, here's a fact that might surprise you: healthy fats and oils are not responsible for weight gain. Confused? Keep reading to learn how coconut oil...


5 Incredible Health Benefits of Coconut Milk

For centuries the tall, single-trunk coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) was native to the eastern tropical regions of the world. Its large edible fruit (also referred to as the seed, drupe or nut) provided a reliable and nutritious dietary staple for diverse cultures. However, food is only part of the story. Coconut, in all its forms (flesh (meat), milk, water and oil, etc.) was, and continues to be, a valuable medicinal staple too. In this piece, we uncover the many benefits of coconut milk [1], [2]. The Discovered Health Benefits of Coconut Milk As humans began to travel longer distances over...


Saturated Fat, MCFAs and Coconut Oil

Around 40 years ago (about two generations), US health experts told us to go as low-fat as possible. Saturated fats in particular (plant and animal sources), they said, were unsafe for human consumption. So bad in fact, they had the potential to kill. They called this The Lipid Hypothesis. The message was loud and crystal clear: saturated fat clogs up the arteries to the heart and expands waistlines. To continue as we had been, said doctors and nutritionists, we put ourselves at grave risk. They warned of cancer, cardiovascular disease (heart and stroke), type-2 diabetes and musculoskeletal disorders. Natural coconut...


5 Reasons to Drink Coconut Water

  Coconuts, and all that this superfood offers, is dominating the blogosphere in recent years. The medicinal benefits of coconut oil are well-documented of course. But just how healthy is coconut water, and why should you drink the clear liquid from these baby green coconuts? Well, it seems that there are plenty of reasons. Nutrition is one of its main advantages, but there is more than just the nutritional content to get excited about. It's an excellent thirst quencher that's for sure. And because of its electrolyte composition it quickly hydrates a dehydrated body when drank in sufficient quantity. It's...