|Some of the coconut products I have in the pantry at the moment |
(forget the Cacao powder packet).
Gilligan's Island was ahead of her time with the supposed benefits of eating coconuts...not that you would have much choice on a deserted island, I guess.
|No, it wasn't Bobby Alu selling piña coladas at BF. :-)|
|It was a guy from this company selling them.|
The guy at the stall and I got into a conversation about the benefits of coconut products and I even bought the book pictured below off him.
It’s a powerhouse of nutrition containing a complex blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, carbohydrates, antioxidants, enzymes, health enhancing growth hormones, and other phytonutrients.
Because its electrolyte (ionic mineral) content is similar to human plasma, it has gained international acclaim as a natural sports drink for oral rehydration.
As such, it has proven superior to commercial sports drinks.
Unlike other beverages, it is completely compatible with the human body, in so much that it can be infused directly into the bloodstream.
In fact, doctors have used coconut water successfully as an intravenous fluid for over 60 years.
Coconut water’s unique nutritional profile gives it the power to balance body chemistry, ward off disease, fight cancer, and retard aging.
History and folklore credit coconut water with remarkable healing powers, which medical science is now confirming.
Published medical research shows that coconut water can aid in exercise performance, reduce swelling, dissolve kidney stones and improve kidney function, protect against cancer, improve digestion, relieve constipation, reduce risk of heart disease, lower high blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels, and enhance immune function."
Coconut Water for Health and Healing
Whilst I'm convinced of the benefits of coconut water, I'm still not so sure about the coconut fat sold in bottles, that is quick to solidify at cool room temperatures.
I just about gag on a spoonful of coconut oil.
It might be OK as cooking oil, but I have my doubts about the health benefits of coconut oil, even though it's said to be a preventive measure for avoiding Alzheimer's Disease.
And according to a packet of Spiral brand coconut paste I was reading at work, coconuts kill ten times more people a year than shark attacks.
So, it's good to see the dangers of this food being placed on packets, similar to the law in Australia requires of cigarette packets to spell out the dangers that smoking causes to your health. :-)
Probably why she (Dawn Wells) still looks and acts so good today.
Oh, and Mary Ann has always been my pick over Ginger...even more so now that my (soon to be ex-) wife was named Tina Louise after the actress who plays Ginger.
Both stuck up bitches, who only think of themselves in my books, so the name choice for my wife turned out to be spot on, I think ;-)
If Mike Perry should read this post, have a look at the two numbers either side of the radio dial on the radio out of the TV show.