Friday, February 26, 2010

Coconut....Superfood #4

Ahhh the coconut....



Back before I ate raw I LOVED fresh coconut cake... I mean loved it!!!!! I would eat anything cooked that had coconut...Coconut shrimp, pie. cookies,etc....
Little did I know that raw coconut was considered a superfood, and had amazing health benefits!

So why is coconut considered a superfood you ask....Well from what I can uncover....

Coconut in sansckrit ( ancient language of India), is known as the tree that supplies all that is needed to live. WOW!!!
Coconut water is almost identical to human blood plasma, which makes it a universal donor.

The "meat" of the coconut has the ability to rejuvinate age-related oxidative tissue damage-helps prevent aging and degenerate diseases.

Improves the functioning of the nervous system
Very useful in weight loss, because it increases the metabolism.

Also strenghtens the immune system and improves digestion.

You can actually apply topically to a bruise or wound and helps with the healing.

For women who are concerned about their calcium being absorbed-coconut will help your body absorb what ever form of calcium that you are taking.

I buy organic coconut oil and add it to my morning smoothies-about 2 tbl.. I keep the oil in my refigerator, so it is in a hardened state when I am scooping it out, but will dissolve in the blender.

I haven't been buying fresh coconuts yet, but that is on my list of to do's-After researching the benefits of the coconut water, I am ready to learn how to pop a hole into the shell and insert a straw and drink the water......

These are only a very few benifits of the coconut....it would take many blogs to list them all!

And to be honest, besides all the health benefits of coconuts-the raw truth is, it just makes me feel like Im on a tropical vacation every morning when I open the jar of coconut oil and smell that incredible smell...


So if you haven't tried out the superfood COCONUT, take a little trip to Whole Foods or your grocery store and pick up a couple of coconuts and drink some juice or add coconut oil to your smoothie and let me know what you think!!!
Untill next time,

Jan






7 comments:

  1. Hi! I just wanted to comment. Found you via Give Memphis' site. Love that place; love those people. Your blog is just so beautiful!!! I was really blown away.
    I wanted to ask if you knew anything about Thai Spring Coconuts. Are their health benefits equivalent? A friend in Chicago turned me onto them years ago. They're in most health food stores or Indian/Pakistani neighborhoods. . . They look like a big, white candles. They are easy to crack open, drink the juice, and eat the meat! You take a serated kitchen knife and score a square into the top. Then, take your heaviest regular table knife (something you don't treasure) and place its tip in one of the grooves you'd just made with the sharp knife. Get either a hammer or large rock and gently tap the handle end of this knife. Take your time, working your way around the square. When it pops off, it will splash you. :) The juice is delicious, the meat is tender and very filling, and the experience is satisfying. I use the back of a large spoon to pry and scrape the meat off the inside of the coconut. Then, you can spoon out pieces of meat with a little juice, one bite at a time.
    Keep up the good life you're living! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Hey! Are you talking about old coconuts or young coconuts? I can find the traditional coconuts, but I didn't think they were nearly as good for you as the young coconut. I really know NOTHING about this, just curious:)

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  3. Katie,
    Thank you for stopping by and sharing your comment. From what I have read, Thai coconuts have the same benefits as other coconuts.
    You have inspired me to locate some and try them out!
    I also love Give Yoga Memphis!! Hannah is my daughter....
    Please keep checking back-Thanks, Jan

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  4. Hey Amy,

    The benefits from coconuts are all the same, old or young-the young coconuts are still green-or they look like white candles-The difference is in the meat of the coconut-young coconuts have much softer meat. I mainly use the coconut oil-but I did go out today and buy a coconut to punch a hole in and pour out the coconut water to drink. Im thinking it is going to be really good.
    Then I am going to take the meat and use it in one of my raw dishes. Ill let everyone know how that turns out!
    Thanks for asking.
    Jan

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  5. Hello yeah the coconut is a super food im agreed it can cure everything i drink it all the time its clean the bladder.
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