No really, this is probably the healthiest item you could be consuming at a freakishly low price. It’s called raw coconut. Don’t stop reading after seeing that last sentence, I am not kidding when I say it is a medicine. In this, you will see exactly why it is the best thing in the world for you to have and they only cost about a buck at the grocery store.
I was walking through my grocery store doing the regular food shopping and I walked passed some coconuts, looked at them, and said,”hmmmm”. Great story right? Well, I was thinking at how I knew coconuts were supposed to be very healthy and I’ve always liked coconut… and I thought it would be fun to sort of mess around with a raw coconut. Essentially, I wanted to stick a straw in it and sip it like I’m on some beach in the Keys when in reality I’m surrounded by feet of snow and -10 temps.
I got back to the apartment and immediately busted into it, took some work (probably comes with practice) but I ended up being able to poke a hole in it. I ended up draining the coconut oil into a little plastic container and boy was there a lot inside this coconut! The color of the oil is clear with a slight yellow hue, almost like sugar water. It’s also very thin, like water.
I ended up scooping out the white goop (there wasn’t much), known as coconut “flesh”. This wasn’t exactly the best thing to eat because it had a snail like texture but it actually tasted like malibu rum! To be clear, the dry coconut you buy in bags in the store is nothing like what is inside of these things. At least the one I got, I think mine was called “sweet young coconut”.
My first drink of it was when I mixed it into a drink of about 1/3 coconut oil and 2/3 orange mango juice. It was SOOO good!! At that moment it became a staple, and I hadn’t even looked up and read the benefits of coconut yet!
It is no joke why coconut has been known as “the tree of life” for centuries. It is a source of meat, oil, milk and juice and is classified as a “functional food” because it provides benefits that are past that of pure nutritional value. According to CoconutResearchCenter.org …
In traditional medicine around the world coconut is used to treat a wide variety of health problems including the following: abscesses, asthma, baldness, bronchitis, bruises, burns, colds, constipation, cough, dropsy, dysentery, earache, fever, flu, gingivitis, gonorrhea, irregular or painful menstruation, jaundice, kidney stones, lice, malnutrition, nausea, rash, scabies, scurvy, skin infections, sore throat, swelling, syphilis, toothache, tuberculosis, tumors, typhoid, ulcers, upset stomach, weakness, and wounds.
That list is pretty much incredible. When I read “bronchitis”, it immediately got me excited because I actually have that right now, bummer, but it’s okay because I know coconut oil will save the day! On that website there is a bullet pointed list of 51 ways modern medicine uses coconut, including; killing viruses, killing bacteria, killing fungi, quick energy, improves insulin secretion, relieves pain, protects against osteoporosis, bolsters immune system, prevents wrinkles and sagging skin, reduces epileptic seizures, promotes weight loss by increasing metabolic rate, prevents weight gain, controls dandruff, natural sunblock, dissolves kidney stones, has zero side affects and is perfectly non-toxic to humans, and so much more.
Coconut has had a bad rap in the past because it is high in fat and calories… but! you can’t look at that because it doesn’t matter. It is the only fatty acid that has a medium length molecule as apposed to a long length molecule, which essentially negates the negatives you know about fats.
Coconut is what you might call a superfood. It is about as perfect as you can get. Make it a daily thing to pour a couple fluid ounces of the coconut oil into your morning OJ or glass of milk. In fact, coconut oil is so versatile you can basically use it for or with anything.
Start living healthier, the next time you’re at the grocery store, buy a REAL raw coconut. They only cost about a buck each and 2 or 3 will last a week… it’s probably the best thing you could ever do for your body outside of exercise.