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Health Nuts Go Coconut
– Written by: by Cheryl Martin/Kauai Traveler magazine Jan 2009

“What makes coconuts so healthy? Cultures that include coconuts in their regular diet have the lowest heart disease rates in the world. The coconut’s amazing healing properties are known to reduce the risk of cancer, osteoporosis, and diabetes, as well as help detoxify the liver, build lipoproteins, fats, hormones, and bile, which are all necessary for digestion. They also speed up metabolism and provide an immediate source of energy while supplying fewer calories than other fats. Coconuts are so healthy that baby formulas often include coconut oil as an ingredient. It is one of the healthiest “super foods” in the world. The traditional Pacific Islander diet included large quantities of coconut, and those who still follow this diet have a low incidence of heart disease and obesity.”