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Discover 4 Coconut Products That Lead To Health And Wellness
I was never a fan of coconut as a kid. Well, at least that dry, shredded stuff mom put on cakes. I always said it was like eating grass. Why and how on earth could anyone enjoy that was beyond me.
But a few years back, I discovered coconut in a whole new way and I have loved it ever since. So, I thought I’d write a bit about it and share with you how to use it in its diverse and varied forms as a delicious and nutritious elements of health and wellness; one that might surprise you!
Whole coconut products, those containing the coconut oil are hands down natures very best source of lauric acid; an essential fatty acid that enhances the immune system. And we all know that the immune system is critical to wellness. These coconut products thereby, protect the body against viruses, yeasts, parasites and a multitude of other pathogens in the digestive tract which is the heart of immunity.
But what are the best products and how do you use them in your nutritional strategy?
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil:
Never buy hydrogenated coconut oil. In fact, consider that a dirty word period. Buy organic, cold pressed, extra virgin only. And don’t be alarmed when you discover a jar filled with a white, solid mass. Good quality coconut oil is solidifies when in a cool environment. This is perfect for baked goods and to sauté veggies. It adds a rich, nutty flavor that is simply good!
This is made from finely ground coconut meat with all of its oil. It is delicious added to soups, stews, curries, sauces as it imparts a rich, creamy texture and taste.
Coconut milk can now be found in most any store. NEVER, however, buy “lite”. Use it like coconut cream in soups, stews, sauces, curries, broths. Perfect in smoothies but also, and surprisingly so, in beans and grains!
Desiccated Coconut Meat:
Always buy unsweetened for use in desserts, as salad, grain or vegetable toppings. Oh, by the way, finely ground coconut is more readily digested and gives up its lauric acid content for assimilation more easily than shredded coconut.
Now you have 4 new, delicious and nutritious elements of health and wellness to add to your strategy and menu! Try them all and discover the incredible flavor profiles and nutritional benefits.
And for a bonus treat I share with your today an incredibly decadent dessert…a favorite of mine and as guilt free as they come – Raw Chocolate Macaroons!