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I usually stick to black coffee to get my ‘fix’. Occasionally however, I will look at happy ‘lil Starbucks goers slurping up oh-so-yummy-looking Frappuccinos and feel deprived! They say that necessity is the mother of invention and since I feel like drinking something coffee flavoured, chocolately, and frothy is a necessity (all while eating healthfully of course!) I invented this shake (along with the help of co-chef extraordinaire Brian Aganad woot woot!)
Grab your blender and buckle up for a taste bud adventure!
Modern medical science is now confirming the use of coconut in treating many of the above conditions. Published studies in medical journals show that coconut, in one form or another, may provide a wide range of health benefits. Some of these are summarized below:
Many of you know how much I love coconuts! They are excellent snacks. They last forever in your fridge, and seem to take forever to spoil. yes, I have a hatchet, and I know how to use it thank you verymuch.
An essential part of becoming a coconut lover, is figuring out how to get the darn things open!
Some of the benifits that I have noticed since eating them
1. They are delicous…mmmm, like natures pudding. love pudding, yum!
2. They are filling, and a perfect little mini meal
3. They seem to have a calming effect being a cooling food and I am very Pitta and run a little hot. Perfect for summer!
4. Coconut Meat and oil burn fat
5. Coconuts have a cooling affect on the body, great for hot summer days, and nights when its too hot to sleep
6. The Coconut Juice is great for rehydrating the body, and is like natures own perfect sports beverage! (Minus all the yucky added sugar, and toxic couloring)
7. They detoxify the body
8. They are low in fat, and calories.
9. They are antiviral, antifungal and are a natrual antibiotic
CHOCOLATE MAKES YOU SMARTER! Research suggests that the flavonols in dark chocolate increase cerebral blood flow, which then create blood vessels and brain cells. And a new study showed that older adults performed better on cognitive tests after eating small portions of the sweet stuff. CHOCOLATE AND YOU HEART! Flavonol-rich cocoa and chocolate act similarly to low-dose aspirin in promoting healthy blood flow. Reducing the blood’s ability to clot also reduces the risk of stroke and heart attacks. Chocolate eaters who had heart disease were less likely to die following a heart attack compared with those who didn’t regularly consume chocolate. Lead study author Dr. Carl Keen cautioned that his team isn’t suggesting that people eat a couple of candy bars instead of taking their daily dose of aspirin. “We’re not advocating that people consume flavonol-rich foods in place of aspirin,” stressed Keen, who is also the University of California-Davis nutrition department chairman. For people who cannot take aspirin, however, he said eating flavonol-rich foods “may be a useful approach.” CHOCOLATE FIGHTS CAVITIES! New research shows a compound in chocolate — theobromine — may be just as good as fluoride at hardening tooth enamel. Keep in mind that alot of commercial brands of chocolate have tons of added sugar. Opt for dark organic chocolate and check the sugar content before consuming. ANTIOXIDANTS IN CHOCOLATE Cornell University food scientists found that cocoa has nearly twice the antioxidants of red wine and up to three times those found in green tea. Antioxidants are substances that inhibit oxidation or reactions promoted by oxygen and peroxides, and that include many held to protect the living body from the deleterious effects of free radicals. LIVE LONG AND PROSPER Indulge in chocolate up to three times a month and you may just live longer! Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found that those who eat chocolate and sweets up to three times each month live almost a year longer than those who eat too much or those who steer clear of junk altogether.