Friday, April 3, 2009

Coconut Oil-



Jamaican Coconut Rice and Peas
Yields: 4-5 servings


Ingredients:
1 medium sized can organic red kidney beans
1 can unsweetened coconut milk (shake well)
2 cups of long-grain brown rice
2 green onions, chopped
1 tbs. ground flax seeds
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tbs. fresh thyme
1 tbs. organic coconut oil
1 scotch bonnet pepper (whole, do not chop up) or jalapeno, Serrano or your favorite
water

Directions:
Drain the liquid from the can of beans
Over medium heat, cook 2 cups of the brown rice, in 5 cups of water and 1 cup of coconut milk. Place the whole scotch bonnet on top of the rice and boil for 20 minutes, turn off the fire, and place a lid on the pot Meanwhile…….
Add the beans, onions, garlic, thyme and coconut oil, and stir for a minute. Reduce heat to medium-low. Remove Scotch Bonnet or whatever pepper you select before serving.


What Coconut Oil Does for Your Health?


Reduces risk of atherosclerosis and related illnesses
Reduces risk of cancer and other degenerative conditions
Helps prevent bacterial, viral, and fungal (including yeast) infections
Supports immune function
Helps prevent osteoporosis
Helps control diabetes
Promotes weight loss
Supports healthy metabolic function
Provides an immediate source of energy
Supplies fewer calories than other fats
Supplies important nutrients necessary for good health
Improves digestion and nutrient absorption
Is highly resistant to spoilage (long shelf life)
Is heat resistant (the healthiest oil for cooking)
Helps keep skin soft and smooth
Helps prevent premature aging and wrinkling of the skin
Helps protect against skin cancer and other blemishes
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Coconut Milk and Oil from the Tree of Life Since the 1930’s we’ve been brainwashed that tropical oils were bad for our hearts. Well, that was the result of a smear campaign by the corn and soy industry to get Americans to purchase less nutritious corn and soy oil. It’s patriotic to support our own products, but the health virtues of coconut oil are 100 time more potent than corn, canola and soy. Sorry. The health and nutritional benefits that can be derived from consuming coconut oil have been recognized and documented in many parts of the world for centuries.

If the label reads hydrogenated coconut oil, throw it as far as you can towards the trash barrel. You want virgin organic coconut oil. The saturated fat in coconut oil is unlike the fat found in meat or other vegetables fats. It is identical to a special group of fats found in human breast milk which have been shown to improve digestion, strengthen the immune system, and protect against bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. Your body doesn’t processes coconut oil the same as barn animal fat.

The Weston Price Foundation says there are many important positive health benefits seen for coconut oil. These benefits stem from coconut oil's use as a food with major antimicrobial and anticancer benefits.

Only recently has modern medical research confirmed the many health benefits traditionally attributed to this remarkable oil. You should definitely give coconut oil a chance for your sautéing and cooking needs. It does not form dangerous Trans fatty acids and has a very high smoking point. Coconut oil has been called the “healthiest dietary oil on earth." If you’re not using coconut oil for your daily cooking and body care needs … introduce yourselves. Coconut oil has been called the “healthiest dietary oil on earth." Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation.

1 comment:

eko sb setyawan said...

Maybe you can try Virgin Coconut Oil? The best coconut oil with no heat and chemical added.

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