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Why are coconuts so good for us?

As much coconut as we eat, I thought it would be fun for the kids to see the source of where we get it. Easier said than done. Thanks Scott.

Anyway, as you might have read, we like to use it a lot whether it be coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut water or shredded coconut. I just don’t think you can use it enough. And for those who have asked, when cooking or frying with it, it’s a very mild taste. I promise it’s not like you’re eating a bottle of Panama Jack Suntan lotion.

There are just so many benefits, I had to really narrow down the list. They can:

  • Help protect against heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and many other degenerative diseases
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Promote weight loss
  • Improves digestion
  • Kills bacteria, yeast and is an anti-fungal 
  • Boosts energy and endurance
  • Supports thyroid function and increase metabolism
  • And it keeps you feeling full since it high in saturated fat which is actually very good for you, contrary to popular old fashion beliefs (more to come on that)

Bruce Fife has a great book that I’ve enjoyed called The Miracle of Coconut Oil.  Can you believe I read a book on just coconuts? Anyway it was surprisingly interesting. Here are a few articles if you’d like even more information:

Article 1

Article 2

Yum! They loved it but honestly I think they liked the experience more. They did say, “okay mom, so now what are we going to cook!” I love the “we” in that.