Friday, April 2, 2010

Holy Coconuts

'BEWARE FALLING COCONUTS' sign in Honolulu, Hawaii
Did you know in 2007 coconuts were banned from the US? Read article here because we almost lost pineapples too. Thanks, USDA.

No joke, here's the scoop on why you might want to include some in your diet: "Coconut water kefir is a relatively new kefir form, due largely to the popularity and education about coconut water's health benefits in recent years in the United States. I find it to be the best source for patients seeking to address the spectrum of digestive issues - flatulence, bloating, bacterial overgrowth, Candida, insufficient beneficial bacteria -- as well as skin problems and the challenges of sweet cravings that often accompany the digestive issues noted. Why? Coconut water provides nature's perfect hydration cocktail - water, electrolytes - including one of the richest sources of potassium which provides intracellular hydration (takes water "into" the cells) and supports muscle and nerve cells. And as a non-dairy source, coconut water does not create mucus (which can trap bad bacteria) and is virtually non-allergenic (because it contains no protein). Coconut water kefir should come in a glass bottle and be consumed within four to five days of opening as exposure to oxygen can ruin the beverage." Read entire article

Wow, so as it turns out not only was my body trying to tell me I needed coconuts for the electrolytes, but for the potassium as well (previous post)! I'm beginning to have a healthy respect for my body's innate intelligence and not just my mind's idea of what it thinks it knows.

Heh heh folks, just couldn't resist the opening article joke, turns out April Fool's Day is my favorite holiday of the year, and the article completely cracks me up. Almost as much as Avalanches's 'Frontier Psychiatrist', "You're a nut! Crazier'n a coconut!" although it will be awhile before I can get the song out of my head, except when I remember that it replaced my mind's endless loop of Beyonce's 'All The Single Ladies'(thanks ever so much, Alvin and the Chipmunks...NOT)--so THANK YOU Avalanches!

Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates it, and THANK YOU to Deb Shucka, for the blog title (and you know why...)


  1. That video is hilarious! And who knew coconuts were so nutritious? Maybe this explains why seven stranded castaways on Gilligan's Island always seemed in perfect health!

  2. Ethel; so THAT'S how they survived, lol. Actually, that's probably true; as a Survivor fan, they sure eat a lot of coconuts!

  3. I love what you can do with a title! :-) This was so much fun. I think I'll be bouncing to that insane beat for a while. I loved the first article as well - sad that the author felt the need to explain it was fiction though.

    I first learned of coconut water at my yoga studio, but it's hard to find.

  4. Lorna very interesting how our body tells us what it wants or how it feels..all we need to do is listen!Right now mine is saying "chocolate!!"
    I drink and love coconut water...thanks for all that good advise!
    (((HAPPY EASYER!)))

  5. See what the thought of chocolate does to me!!!
    I meant to spell (((HAPPY EASTER!))) blushing!

  6. Happy Easter, Lorna - Holy Coconuts! That's funny the turtle dude...What does that mean?

    Thanks for the giggle this morning - hugs Julie

  7. Deb: Want to know what's funnier? I thought the first article was TRUE until halfway through, lol. I guess you almost have to go online to buy the coconut stuff they recommend.

    Anna: Chocolate and coconut--my favorite!!!

    Julie: okay, I give up...what turtle? You have me mystified; I looked and looked, and I can't find one anywhere. Is it your April Fool's joke on me:?

  8. Coconut water - makes sense. If it was good enough for Ginger and MaryAnn, will work for me.

  9. Julie, you crack me up. Now I have 'just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip' making the rounds in my head!