I apologize in advance for all of you who are either allergic (Amber…so sad about this!) or either do not dig the taste of my favorite “new” health food.
I’m sure you are noticing by now that I use coconut almost anywhere I can in my cooking/baking. I eat it spread on top of my bran muffins, put it in my granola, cook with it (stir frys/eggs/etc.), and I even make coconut pancakes with it and sprinkle a little coconut love on top, just to make sure I get my daily dose.
Here are my coconut flour pancakes. These are a *must* for your Saturday morning recipe file. Trust me…they are quick and easy. Very filling too!
The recipe I followed was from my favorite blogger, and sweet friend, Heather; go here.
Coconut is, in fact, a powerhouse full of nutritional goodness. It’s also predicted to be one of the haute foods in 2011.
I loved this article on the benefits of the incredible, edible, coconut…
Many claims have been made about coconut oil and weight loss, but a number of whole food enthusiasts know this one is the real deal. And that’s because coconut oil is more than a weight loss aid: it’s a well-documented health food. Take it from experts like Dr. Bruce Fife and Dr. Mary Enig, both of whom speak volumes about the merits of coconut oil, when they vouch for its credibility.
Coconut oil really can help you lost weight, and here’s three reasons why:
#1 Get a Metabolism Boost
Coconut oil is one of the most abundant sources of medium-chain fatty acids, and these nifty little triglycerides can work wonders for a sluggish metabolism. In a study that looked at the effect of medium-chain fatty acids on metabolism, it was found that these fats could increase the metabolic rate by up to 48 percent and for up to 24 hours. If your metabolism has been damaged by dieting or stress, a daily dose of coconut oil can do wonders for getting it back on the right track.
#2 Balance Your Blood Sugar
The profound effect coconut oil seems to have on the metabolism extends to insulin function as well. This may be because coconut oil can supply the body with energy similar to blood glucose, but without having a negative impact on blood sugar and insulin levels. Including coconut oil before or during a meal also lowers the glycemic impact of what you’re eating, which prevents those dreaded blood sugar highs and lows.
Read the rest of this interesting article HERE.
Nutiva’s extra virgin coconut oil is:
- Certified organic and non-GMO
- Made from fresh coconuts, not dried copra
My personal favorite is the Nutiva Coconut Manna! Amazing….really.
Speaking of favorite toppings, I went back and added a dab of one of the most amazing honeys I’ve ever tasted, from Savannah Bee Company of course.
Here’s a picture teaser for you.
Stay tuned to WellSavannah for a post coming soon about the benefits of local honey on those pesky allergies and why we love our local Savannah Bee Co.!