Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The power of Coconut

The Benefits of Coconut in All its Forms The Benefits of Coconut in All its Forms

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Coconut water is very low in fat, sugars and cholesterol, and high in potassium. Potassium helps restore electrolytes in the body, so coconut water is a great choice for rehydrating after a tough workout. Coconut water makes a great accompaniment to a post-workout Clean meal.
Try it
: Drink coconut water as is, with a slice of lime on the side for tart flavor.

I love coconut water after a long or intense run. The potassium and electrolytes are just what my body needs after the workout.

Coconut oil is high in lauric acid, which acts as an antibacterial and antiviral agent, helping the body fight diseases such as influenza. Lauric acid is also a cardiovascular protector, helping prevent high cholesterol and blood pressure. Coconut oil aids weight loss since it is a medium-chain triglyceride and helps maintain a healthy thyroid. Coconut oil also offers nutrition for hair and skin, keeping them clean and moisturized, and its antioxidant properties help prevent premature aging.
Try it: Include coconut oil in a sweet tropical smoothie

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