DRINK COCONUT WATER INSTEAD OF SODA. Coconut water hydrates your body. It improves digestion and normalizes bowel movements. It may also help lower your blood pressure. It’s natural and refreshing and contains nutrients and electrolytes. It does not destroy your health nor is it loaded with sugars. It’s about 46 calories per cup. You can get coconut water in many ways, the best is to buy it fresh and drink it from the baby green coconut. If you cannot get fresh coconuts get cold pressed coconut water.
- Beautifies your skin
- Facilitates digestion
- Boosts hydration
- Reduces blood sugar and
- Helps a hangover.
ADD SOME COCONUT VINEGAR TO YOUR DIET. Coconut vinegar like apple cider is a fermented vinegar. It has a low glycemic index and so it’s great for diabetics. It is made either from coconut water or sap of the coconut tree. The sap contains all 9 essential amino acids. The tree grows in rich high nutrient soil so it has many valuable minerals. The sap contains phosphorus, potassium, iron, magnesium, sulfur, boron, zinc, manganese and copper.
Adding coconut vinegar to your diet can be as simple as having two spoons with water or using it as a salad dressing. The taste is gentler than apple cider making it easier to adapt to the taste. Here’s a short you tube video on coconut vinegar.
ADD COCONUT OIL TO YOUR COFFEE NOT CREAM OR MILK. Give up cream or milk in your coffee and add coconut oil – skip the dairy and still have a great tasting coffee. Get a boost of energy and improve your HDL cholesterol. Coconut oil gives you energy and add that energy to your coffee and have a super boost. The fats in coconut oil are medium chained fatty acids (MCTs). What that means is that they move rapidly to your blood stream. So it gives you a boost in energy quickly. MCTs are also satiating so that they make you feel full faster. Coconut oil contains lauric acid. Lauric acid has anti-microbial properties so it boosts your immune system. So many good reasons to add it to your coffee.
COOK WITH COCONUT OIL. Coconut oil is great to cook with. It’s healthier than butter, lard and trans fats and it has no cholesterol. Heat, light and oxygen affect oils and can destroy the beneficial fats in some oils. Not coconut oil. Because it’s saturated it can withstand higher temperatures making it great for cooking. It has a higher smoke point than most other oils so that it’s safer for frying and baking. When oil is smoking, that means it is breaking down. When it’s breaking down it’s producing compounds associated with inflammation.
HAVE TWO SPOONS OF COCONUT OIL DAILY. Study after study shows the value of having coconut oil. In one study of young women it showed that an ounce of coconut oil a day improved the LDL/HDL ratios. Women who had coconut oil lost weight and reduced their BMI. There was a decrease in waist measurement thus a reduction in abdominal obesity.
Here’s what we now know, the facts about saturated fat (plant or animal sources):
- Fact: The science was wrong about the alleged harms of saturated fats
- Fact: Dietary fat and cholesterol are not the villains in heart disease
- Fact: Fat and cholesterol are good for you and essential to life itself
- Fact: Eating fat does not make you fat
- Fact: None of the fat theories are scientifically proven
- Fact: Decades of low fat diets and vegetable oils have ruined people’s health
- Fact: In the 1900s, heart attacks were almost unheard yet people ate plenty of saturated fats
Coconut oil will
- increase your energy,
- speed up your metabolism and
- boost your immune system.
What changes would you add to this list?