How will you make the most of Coconut Copra?

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What is Coconut Copra? The dried form of coconut, popularly known as the ‘coconut copra’, is found inside of the coconut fruit. The coconut copra is made by leaving the coconut flesh to dry, basically by removing the moisture content of coconut through various methods. The coconut flesh is usually white in colour; let it dry for a few days and what you get is coconut copra, slightly brownish in colour. Copra is mainly used to extract oil, and there are several edible grade types that are commercially marketed as dry fruit. Types of Coconut Copra: There are two different types of coconut copra: Milling copra and edible copra. Coconut oil is extracted out of Milling copra. Traditional method to make Milling copra, as mentioned earlier, is to leave the…
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What are the benefits of raw coconut Oil for Athletes?

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Though we have already dealt with how coconut oil is made in a few sections of our website, let’s have a quick recap: the flesh of mature coconut when they turn brown and woody on the exterior is processed into pure coconut oil. Generally, they are made use of cooking and in most Ayurvedic and some traditional medicines for skin and hair treatment. Coconut oils are extremely rich in healthy fatty acids or ‘Unsaturated fats’ that may help enhance endurance levels of your body and bring down the body fat levels. The presence of healthy fatty acids makes coconut oil as an ideal supplement for athletes. The rich lauric acid and a medium-chain triglyceride or MCT present in coconut oil have a number of health benefits. Because they are easily…
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The many myths around coconut oil busted

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If you consume coconut oil in moderation complemented by a healthy diet, and get moderate exercises regularly, you on are well on your way to good health, shining skin and healthy hair.  This article tries to bust the many myths around the coconut oil; however, it is advisable to get expert opinion before trying things mentioned in the article. Myth 1: Coconut oil is not good for the heart Because coconut oil is said to contain large amounts of saturated fat, it is widely perceived to be harmful to your heart and cardiac health. Research studies, time and again, have proved that if oils contain naturally occurring fats, they actually do more good than harm to your health. Instead keep a tab on how much processed food, foods containing refined…
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How to enjoy Banana during pregnancy?

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There are lot many ways expecting moms can enjoy bananas.  How bananas benefit pregnant women nutrition wise will be dealt with in a separate blog post. For now, it is time to pick a few ideas on how to enjoy bananas if you are an expectant mom. Banana with Milk – For a healthy start: Start of each morning with a glass of fresh milk for an active and healthy start.  Ensure the milk is well well-pasteurized. If lactose intolerance is suspected, go for almond or soy milk instead. Banana Shake – Yummy goodie: If you are looking for some yummy goodness, then banana shake is the obvious choice. Easy to make, banana shakes can tickle your taste buds if you add some almonds and walnut to it. Take the…
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Are Bananas really healthy for babies?

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We’ve seen a few posts earlier on the health benefits and nutritional values of bananas. This article will centre on whether or not bananas can be introduced as a baby food or not? The answer is a definite ‘yes’.  Doctors recommend moms introduce bananas to infants who are ready to consume solid or semi-solid food. The nutrients found in abundance in bananas supply good health not only to adults but for toddlers and children as well. Here are a few reasons why bananas can be part of your baby’s stable diet: Easily digestible: Feed your baby a well ripened banana that is really easy on the stomach and soft on the throat. Babies enjoy the sweetness of bananas too, and their ready availability makes them a natural choice as a…
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