Coconut: Fattening Taboo or Miracle Food?

Coconut: Fattening Taboo or Miracle Food? There is nothing more delicious than fresh coconut. But, we are taught to believe that coconut is high in fat so we should avoid it. While coconuts are high in saturated fat, it is from a vegetable origin. The fat in coconut consists of medium-chain triglycerides that not only help reduce your risk of coronary artery disease and promote healthy circulation, but they also support optimal neurological functioning.

Coconut is also loaded with Omega- 3 fatty acids, which protect against heart disease, cancerous activity, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, PMS, allergies, water retention, rough or dry skin, and dull hair. Omega 3’s are helpful to brain function and have been known to ward off depression and improve ADHD in children.

Throw fresh shaved coconut over your yogurt or favorite cereal in the morning. Or, try one of my favorite bars, Jennies Omega-3 Energy Bars, which are not only delicious but are bursting with coconut and flax seeds and have 1305 mg of Omega 3’s! Jennies Omega-3 Energy Bars are sold per box of 18 for $2/bar and can be ordered through my store. For those who love coconut, Coconut Milk can be purchased by going directly It is heavenly on cereals or in smoothies!

Recipe for Chocolate Coconut Smoothie
Fresh coconut milk or vanilla rice milk
Unsweetened grated coconut
Unsweetened chocolate powder (Ghirardelli or Green & Black are good)
Flax seed oil (optional)
Bananas (optional)

Blend and serve. Delicious!

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  • roland
    July 30th, 2014 at 2:01 pm



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