Thursday, September 10, 2009
Behold, the young coconut. Truly a Superfood. There are so many amazing nutritional qualities held inside this hard shell. Take a look at this:
The coconut has its own natural water filter that takes almost 9 months to filter each liter of water. The water travels through many fibers being purified where it is stored away STERILE in the nut itself.
This coconut water is pure and clear and is one of the highest sources of electrolytes known to man.
Coconut water is identical to human blood plasma which makes it the universal donor. Plasma makes up 55% of human blood. By drinking coconuts we give ourselves a instant blood transfusion.
Coconuts in their young stage of growth are the most health enhancing.
Coconuts are a great blood purifier.
Coconut water is also used as an intravenous fluid in some developing countries where medical saline is unavailable.
Many peoples lives have been saved in 3rd world countries by the coconut IV.
And those are just facts about coocnut's water! And then there is fat-burning Coconut oil...
Provides a nutritional source of quick energy.
Boosts energy and endurance, enhancing physical and athletic performance.
Improves digestion and absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose.
Relieves stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body.
Relieves symptoms associated with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and stomach ulcers.
Improves digestion and bowel function.
Relieves pain and irritation caused by hemorrhoids.
Supports tissue healing and repair.
Supports and aids immune system function.
Helps protect the body from breast, colon, and other cancers.
Is heart healthy; improves cholesterol ratio reducing risk of heart disease.
Protects arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis and thus protects against heart disease.
Helps prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay.
Functions as a protective antioxidant.
Helps to protect the body from harmful free radicals that promote premature aging and degenerative disease.
And the list goes on and on.
Coconut Research Center a lot more information regarding this miracle food. Please check out their website for more amazing facts!
Oh and the dessert dishes you can make with young coconut... Mmmmm Mmmmm!
Recipes coming soon!
Posted by Lori at 12:00 PM