Sunday, July 22, 2007

Baby Coconut's are in!

Baby coconut water is actually low in calories, carbs, and sugars and is almost completely fat-free. It is high in ascorbic acid, B vitamins, proteins and electrolytes (nature's answer to gatorade!)

Fans of baby coconut water rave about the beautifiying powers that range from restoring chapped lips to combating the appearance of freckles, sunspots, and skin cancers. Internally, the isotonic drink not only restores the body's electrolytic balance, it aids in the function of the gall bladder, kidney, liver, and thyroid.

Note: Do NOT purchase the canned pasteurized mature "coconut milk", this is actually the grated flesh of the mature coconut and the amount of ascorbic acid is reduced and the sugars have already begun to concentrate and increase.

The fat in coconut oil is made up of a medium chain fatty acids (which are good for you), and is much more likely to be used as an energy source rather than stored as fat. Many studies indicate that it is boost in metabolism of fat and thwrefore aids in weight loss. Delicioua as a flavor element, coconute oil/butter has other qualities and uses: It's terrific for removing eyemakeup, or for moisturizing the skin.

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