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Environmental Concerns About Coconut Sugar

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Coconut sugar is marketed as a healthier sugar alternative because it is less processed, more nutritious, and low on the glycemic index. Coconut sugar may be more environmentally friendly as well. The impacts of large-scale cane sugar production include the destruction of ecosystems to clear land for single crops, excessive water consumption, water and air pollution, and soil degradation. Coconut palms, by contrast, grow in diverse ecosystems, have positive environmental impacts, and produce more sugar per acre than sugar cane plants while making fewer resource demands. However, concerns were raised when Tropical Traditions (2012), a producer of coconut oil, posted… read more

Try Coconut And Grapefruit For The Skin And Hair

Try Coconut And Grapefruit For The Skin And Hair

Things that are beneficial for the skin and hair don’t always have to come in a package. Coconut and grapefruit are seemingly simple ingredients, but they are both packed with nutrient rich properties that offer an all-natural boost. Coconut is moisture-rich and grapefruit is loaded with antioxidants that can remove dead skin cells, brighten and tone. For exfoliation, this homemade scrub uses coconut oil and palm sugar, ground coffee and cinnamon. These ingredients work together to exfoliate, reduce inflammation, moisturize and effectively cleanse the skin. This recipe for grapefruit sugar scrub comes with free printables including labels and a grapefruit… read more

We’re Right To Be Crazy For Coconuts

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The coconut is one of the world’s most nutritious and health-promoting foods. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, it has traditionally been used as both a food and a medicine to treat a broad array of illnesses. According to the Coconut Research Center (2004), recent research suggests that coconuts do indeed have many health promoting benefits, including: Helping to protect against disease-causing organisms (viruses, bacteria, and fungi); improving digestion and nutrient absorption; reducing the risk of osteoporosis, certain cancers, bladder and kidney problems, liver disease, and dental disease; reducing seizures among epileptics; supporting thyroid function; reducing skin problems associated with… read more

Pure Extractions

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Flavor extracts have been used for centuries to enhance foods, drinks, and to disguise the bitter taste of certain medicines. Many stores carry extractions, although those not labeled ‘pure’ or containing ‘100%’ of the said ingredient are often full of additives, chemicals, and in some cases sugar. Their flavor is often inferior, as can easily be noticed with imitation vanilla. Though this may slide in a chocolate chip cookie recipe, you need the real deal vanilla if you want dainties such as sugar cookies to hold up. Fortunately, any such dilemma can be easily remedied by making your own extracts at home…. read more

Anti-inflammatory foods

Blueberries are a great anti-inflammatory

Anti-inflammatory eating has many health benefits that could see us live healthier, longer lives. If we incorporate lots of plant foods and moderate portions of animal foods into our diet, we would see a much healthier population. Below are ten foods that are high in anti-inflammatory properties which have anti-aging benefits also. 1. Blueberry A rich source of anti-oxidants, blueberries are high in phytochemicals which can help prevent some diseases and reduce inflammation. 2. Green Tea Green tea has many polyphenols that have potent antioxidant properties which are said to be greater than vitamin C. The flavonoids in green tea… read more