Go Loco for Cocos!

You’ve heard it time and time again, coconut water is good for you. But don’t get confused between coconut water, and coconut milk – they have different benefits for you!

Coconut milk is higher in fat and calories, and it has a great source of potassium. It’s also lactose free, so if you’re not a fan of dairy or are lactose intolerant, coconut milk is a great substitute. With this substitute, you can also further eliminate dairy from your diet by implementing the use of coconut milk into your preparation of meals.

And maybe you’re sitting there worried that just because coconut milk has roughly 552 calories per serving , I’m here to remind you that it’s okay!

According to research done by Dr. Bruce Fife, “those who get an adequate amount of fat in their diets generally eat less than those to try to reduce fat intake”. In other words, it’s okay to include some fatty nutrients in your diet, because it will ultimately balance out your diet and make you feel better.

Some other benefits of coconut milk include protection of the immune system, prevention of heart disease, and healthier skin and hair.

If you aren’t convinced yet, try it out yourself. If it tastes good, and you’re still skeptical, do some more research on your own. But don’t be afraid to give coconut milk a try, especially if you are already loco for coco water!

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2am nourishment

We all fall victim to it. Late night snacking is by far everyone’s favorite activity to do when they are bored. Whether we wake up in the middle of our sleep, or we’re up watching Shameless all hours of the night, we participate in the fool’s sin. Late night snacking is bad, and there is research behind it to prove it. According to a study, researchers found that metabolism is linked to the time of day.  Our metabolisms are working and active throughout the day, but it is the night time when we stuff our faces with food that disrupts the normal feeding cycle. So, although your parents or siblings may not necessarily see you eating the leftover lasagna or ice cream in the middle of the night (eating in private), your bad habits will eventually catch up to you (and you’ll be wearing it like a skirt and a shirt to your favorite bar).