Avo.. Avocado!

I know what everyone is thinking…avocados have high fat content! However what a lot of people do not understand is that it is a healthy fat that helps you lower bad LDL cholesterol without affecting good HDL fats.

Avacados are rich in minerals and have nearly 20 vitamins like C, K, B6, pantothetic acid , niacin, folate, potassium, copper, magnesium and manganese!

They have the highest fibre content of all fruits too!

Did you know!?…

If you eat a high fibre diet, you have lower risk to get coronary heart disease, as avocado’s support the heart and blood vessels, its anti-inflammatory, regulates blood sugar, lowers the risk of getting Incidence or Type 2 Diabetes and the best of all it has Anti Cancer Benefits!!. Aha?!

Warning: Don’t over eat it though!

Check out one of my favourite recipes:

Avocado and zucchini soup with cucumber salza! …enjoy!

With Love,

Your Grace Guru

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Crazy For Coconut Oil!

Like Chia Seeds and Baobab Powder, Coconut is the new Superfood product to be discovered that all of a sudden became so popular! It has always been there, but somehow we “green” people in Europe didn’t know anything about it! Or is it just me feeling that way?!

Coconut oil is perhaps one of the most undervalued food items! Considering its high nutritional value and the many ways in which it can be harnessed for our benefit, Coconut oil consists of a unique combination of fatty acids with powerful medical properties!

Here are several of the many benefits of coconut oil which will leave you wondering why you never tired it before – Not only in the kitchen but you can also use the oil for your beauty benefits!

Did you know, that in 1970s, the oil started to become popular in western countries like the United States and Canada? However, there were western competitors that wanted to see their corn and soy oil businesses succeed, so created a strong propaganda campaign against coconut oil – How dare they!!!

Because of it’s highly saturated fat content, the amazing coconut oil was considered harmful to the human body, until lately when people finally began to question the case of the lies.

Luckily tropical people in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Philippines etc., have used it for centuries!

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There are many benefits of coconut oil that will leave you wondering why you never tried it before – and not only in the kitchen! Here are some ways the super duper coconut oil works and is beneficial for your body!

  1. Fatty Acids With Healing Properties

You may have been told that saturated fat is harmful to your health but recent developments prove otherwise. Coconut oil consists of 90% saturated fat – the beneficial Medium Chain Triglyceride. Moreover, most of these fats help produce energy quickly as they are absorbed straight into the liver from the digestive system. This also implies that coconut oil can treat complications such as Alzheimer’s because it aids healing in the brain.

  1. Coconut Oil Improves Our General Well-Being

Did you know that some of the healthiest people on earth are those whose diet consists mostly of coconut oil? The world’s best eaters of coconut oil are found in the South Pacific and they derive about 60% of their daily calorie requirements from coconut oil alone. The consumption of a lot of saturated oil is the reason why these people rarely experience heart disease and are, in most cases, at optimal health.

  1. Looking To Burn More Body Fat?

Billions of people around the world are fighting obesity. Millions flock to gyms and others engage in fancy diets to ward off extra weight. Well, coconut oil may be the solution you have been looking for! The amazing thing about coconut oil is that it increases your energy expenditure because of the medium-chain triglycerides in it. In essence you stand to lose more weight naturally following sustained used of coconut oil.

  1. Protection From Infections

Coconut oil contains Lauric Acid which is very effective in destroying viruses, yeast, bacteria and fungi in the body. Using coconut oil will help keep infections at bay, thus saving you a lot of time and money that is utilised while seeking medication and recuperating from common and chronic infections.

  1. Control Hunger Pangs

The reason many people cannot overcome their weight problem is down to an uncontrolled appetite. When you eat coconut oil, it takes more time before you feel hungry as the fatty acids in the oil are metabolised over a long period of time. This implies that you will not feel hungry as often and you will, consequently, eat less. In essence, you will enjoy all the other benefits of coconut oil while losing weight effortlessly…

  1. Help Reduce Seizures

Epilepsy is a worrying condition especially in children. One of the recommended approaches to overcoming this condition is to eat what is called a ketogenic diet. When the amount of ketones in the body is increased, the number and occurrences of seizures are reduced drastically. Coconut oil contains fatty acids which in turn contain a lot of ketones. This helps to reduce seizures especially among children whose epilepsy is not amenable to conventional medication.

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Do you want to know even more……

I strongly recommended! Coconut Oil can help the following:

Act as a Stress relief, try to apply coconut oil to the head by a gentle massage, this helps to reduce mental fatigue.

Research has suggested that coconut oil reduces viral susceptibility for HIV and Cancer patients.

If you are a woman and are likely to have osteoporosis after middle age, then coconut oil is for you! It helps our body to absorb important minerals. These include calcium and magnesium, which are necessary for the development of Bones. Now that we know coconut oil assists the absorption of calcium into the body, it makes sense that it can help to grow strong Teeth.

Coconut Oil helps in preventing gall bladder and kidney diseases and it can even help to dissolve kidney stones as well!

If you are an athlete, body builder or on a diet – use the oil! –  it contains less calories than any other oil! Coconut Oil content transforms into energy, it does not settle and create problems around the heart and arteries.

 

With love,

Your Grace Guru

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