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The Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

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  Coconut oil is experiencing a popularity boom all over the world [1] right now. Not only is it delicious and great to use in the kitchen, it has also gained a reputation as something of a miracle-cure for a number of ailments. However, when something is hyped as much as coconut oil is, the truth can sometimes get lost amongst the myths [2], which ultimately works against the credibility of the substance. Here, therefore, are some tried, tested, and proven health benefits of coconut oil. Coconut Oil Boosts Your Immune System Coconut oil contains a lot of a substance […]

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Green Berry Protein Smoothie

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With the weather here in Florida being super hot, I seem to always be craving something cold. Now this doesn’t mean that I need to be running to grab froyo from the freezer at each moment I get, but it sure does sound tempting. Instead of reaching for something cold that isn’t healthy for you, I have been making smoothies that are filled with fruits, veggies, healthy fats and protein. Finding a balance of what foods you like and the nutrients your body needs is extremely important. Start by assessing what fruits, vegetables, and sources of healthy fats you like […]

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Coconut Oil and Weight Loss

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As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist I’m often asked, “What can I eat to lose weight?” I know it’s shocking but my answer always includes eating healthy fats like coconut oil. Too often, people associate eating fat with being fat. Which isn’t the case at all! Healthy fats are essential for nutrient absorption, muscle growth and increasing satiety which means more fat loss. What’s even more special about coconut oil is that most foods contain long chain fatty acids, whereas coconut oil consists mostly of medium chain triglycerides (MCT’s). So what’s so special about these medium chain triglycerides when it comes […]

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