It’s Coming Up Coconuts

The Many Forms In Which To Consume Coconuts
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Everything’s Coming Up Coconuts

There’s coconut everywhere. Consumers can’t get enough of  the tropical food. It’s in water, milk, flour, oil and snacks. Is coconut the latest kale or quinoa? Don’t bet on it. Versatile, healthy and delicious, what’s not to like? The Wall Street Journal went coconuts and interviewed many of your favorite coconut companies about their success in keeping up with our growing coconut appetites..

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Guess what? Some saturated fats are healthy! Until recently few researchers were familiar with the incredible health benefits of the unique saturated fats found in coconut oil. For several decades coconut oil was shunned because of misconceptions regarding dietary fat This situation is beginning to change as the amazing nutritional and therapeutic benefits of tropical oils become better known. As adapted from Jon J. Kabara, PhD, Foreword, The Coconut Oil Miracle, Bruce Fife, ND
What Do You Know About Coconut? What Are Its Health Benefits? How Does It Promote Weight Loss? How Does It Relate To Alzheimer’s? Why Is It A Perfect Sports Drink? You Can’t Imagine How Great This Food Is For Us.

Key House Panel Directs USDA to Consider Funding Multivitamins for Use in WIC Program

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Key House Panel Directs USDA to Consider Funding Multivitamins for Use in WIC Program

A key House Panel directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Nutrition Services (FNS) to prepare a report assessing the benefits of allowing vitamins to be purchased through the supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children (WIC).

“Women, infants and children utilizing the WIC program deserve equal access to and should be allowed to purchase vitamins,” said Dan Fabricant, CEO and executive director of NPA (Natural Products Association).  “The Committee’s instructions are a step in the right direction towards addressing the crisis of undernourishment in America.”

Vitamins are proven to have many health benefits especially relevant to those the WIC program intends to help:
· Classic nutrient deficiency diseases (scurvy, pellagra, and iron deficiency anemia);

· Improve appetite and growth rates in low-income children;

· Prevent neural tube birth defects;

· Protect against heart disease and stroke; and

· Build bone mass in the young.

“We will continue to look for policy options to improve access and availability to products that support a healthy lifestyle for American consumers,” Fabricant said.

NPA also sent a letter to the chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on Appropriations expressing its strong view that the WIC program should be expanded to include the purchase of multivitamins and multiminerals.

Read more www.npainfo.org.

 

Big Fat Lies Fifteen Years Later

Nutrition News Big Fat Lies Cover Fifteen Years Ago
Nearly fifteen years ago to the date, we published an interview with Ann Louise Gittleman. Back then Ann Louise was the one calling a flag on the play about cutting fat from our diets. There was a frenzy about high cholesterol rates and fat became the focus. Almost overnight, processed foods manufacturers took out coconut and palm oil, butter, all the saturated fats. They substituted less nutritionally dense oils (safflower) and increased the amount of sugar to make the new formulations palatable. We all know where that got us. This month we’re revisiting the Big Fat Lies  conversation with another interview with Ann Louise. Watch for details.

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