It was a whirlwind trip to Philadelphia and back for the Kelapo team. As soon as our plane landed, we stopped by the American Diabetes Association to drop off samples and talk about the benefits of coconut oil for those affected by the disease. According to Information About Diabetes, an online resource for those with the disease, coconut oil is useful because it:
- Supports the secretion of insulin
- Improves insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance
- Stimulates metabolism which promotes insulin manufacture and our cells absorption of glucose
- Slows the digestive process so sugars are released at a slow, even rate into the bloodstream
- Coconut oil has a low glycemic index (GI) and the GI of starchy or sweet foods is lowered with the addition of coconut oil
Our next stop was the Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Chapter office. We had a great discussion regarding the study currently being conducted at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute at the University of South Florida. This clinical trial is looking into the effects of the Medium Chain Triglycerides found in extra virgin coconut oil on the disease and its symptoms. Our office is participating in the St. Petersburg, Florida walk this October. The local Fox affiliate also ran our feature on the study and how coconut oil may help ease Alzheimer’s symptoms
the day before we arrived.
The second day, we got to sit down with Chef Christina Pirello of Christina Cooks and talk about how coconut oil can be used for just about every recipe. It’s always great to hear from experts on how they like to use the oil in their own kitchens. If you’re in Philadelphia, be sure to sign up for some of her cooking classes – they are a MUST!
Then it was off to Walnut Hill College for a cooking demo for the future chefs. Using the Kelapo Soy-Free Non-Stick Spray, we made delicious Grilled Cheese Sandwich Appetizers. They were a hit with the students and staff! It’s a perfect way to highlight the fact that cooking with coconut oil does not make everything taste like coconuts!
As the Rock and Roll Philadelphia Health Expo kicked off, we were inundated with new coconut oil fans wanting to try our oil and spray. Even got to meet some long-time fans who couldn’t resist getting a picture with our team at our booth!
While it was a short trip, we packed a whole lot into it. We hope you came by to see us.
Until next time, have a healthy day!