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Coconut Craze Feeds Body, Mind & Soul


Dear Wellness Seekers,

Coconut Craze Feeds Body, Mind & Soul is inspired by what seems to be a plethora of new introductions touting the benefits of coconut oil as a core wellness ingredient.

Spanista has a confession to make – I have a deep appreciation for fresh coconut when it is part of a yummy food scheme – like a Pina Colada Libation, Coconut Shrimp Appetizers, Coconut Chicken Chili or Coconut Cream Angel.  And since living in New York, I developed a taste for Coconut Milk – Sooooo refreshing and healthy. Plus it smell so wonderful. So intoxicating in the summer heat. So the notion of including coconut oil into more aspects of life for Self Care is appealing.

Perhaps I am not alone as you may get a smile out of the quote on this spread pictured here in New You Magazine.

The two basic items necessary to sustain life are sunshine and coconut milk.         Dustin Hoffman.

I decided to leave my taste buds for coconut on the shelf to do some exploring about the health benefits.

The best article I found is on Authority Nutrition, written by Chris Gunnars expounds “10 Proven Health Benefits of Coconut Oil” that have been experimentally confirmed in human studies.  It states coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood”. Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects on health. This includes fat loss, better brain function and various other amazing benefits.

 Top 5  Benefits – Spanista Finds These Resonate Most With Self Care:

1. Coconut Oil Contains a Unique Combination of Fatty Acids With Powerful Medicinal Properties.

2. Populations That Eat a LOT of Coconut Are Among The Healthiest on The Planet.

3. The Lauric Acid in Coconut Oil Can Kill Bacterial, Viruses and Fungi Helping to Stave Off Infections.

4. Coconut Oil Can Protect Hair Against Damage, Moisturize Skin and Function as Sunscreen.

5. Coconut Oil Can Increase Your Energy Expenditure, Helping You Burn More Fat.

Coconut Craze Feeds Body, Mind & Soul is justified as a positive trend to me. If you are yet to become a believer you may wish to try a couple of the products featured here like Kiehl’s Amino Acid Shampoo with Pure Coconut Oil, or Aerin Amber Mask or Wish Hair Inhibiting Shave Cream.

Let us know what you think about the Coconut Health Trend – love it or leave it?

To Your Self Care Journey To Joy,


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