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To Your Health!
Fun facts about some of the ingredients used in my recipes

Did you know that coconut oil is GOOD for you?
Source: http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org
Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is classified
as a "functional food" because it provides many health benefits beyond its
nutritional content. Coconut oil is of special interest because it possesses healing
properties far beyond that of any other dietary oil and is extensively used in
traditional medicine among Asian and Pacific populations. Pacific Islanders
consider coconut oil to be the cure for all illness. The coconut palm is so highly
valued by them as both a source of food and medicine that it is called "The Tree of
Life." Only recently has modern medical science unlocked the secrets to coconut's
amazing healing powers.
What Is Spelt and Why Use It?
Source: http://nutrition.about.com/od/grainsandcereals/p/spelt.htm
Spelt is similar to wheat in appearance, but it has a tougher husk than wheat that
may help protect the nutrients inside the grain. The official name of is Triticum
aestivum var. spelta. It was originally grown in Iran around 5000 to 6000 B.C., but
it has been grown in Europe for over 300 years, and in North America for just over
100 years. It's often used as a feed grain for animals; however, it has gained
popularity as a dietary grain due to its nutty flavor, high protein and nutrition
content.
Some people claim they can eat spelt even though they're sensitive to wheat. That
may be true, but it actually has more protein than wheat, and the protein contains
gluten, so it's not suitable for a gluten-freediet. If you're sensitive to wheat or other
grains, you should speak to your health care provider before eating spelt.


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