Coconut Water, Coconut Products-Not Good For Everyone

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Coconut Water and other Coconut Products

Products containing coconut seem to be all the rage these days. I believe the Nursery industry is the root of this as they feel we are running out of peat moss. Coconut coir is more sustainable, cheaper and the product takes about 2 more years to break down than peat moss. It’s not the same as peat pH-wise, but it’s a pretty nice product and helps retain moisture in the soil really well.

If you are blood type B or an O non-secretor, then coconut products will work well for you, but for the other blood types, coconut will enhance the effect of other food toxins.

Although palm and coconut oil do not contain cholesterol, they are very high in saturated fat; because of this it is probable that they accelerate the cholesterol-raising properties of other foods that do contain cholesterol—a potential problem if you are type O and are using animal protein as a basis of your diet. Reference:

Coconut water is found inside the cavity of a young, unripe coconut (in contrast with coconut milk, found inside the mature fruit). Interestingly, the balance of electrolytes in coconut water is nearly the same as that in the human blood—so close, in fact, that coconut water is the only natural non-blood substance that can supposedly be safely injected into the human bloodstream. Ancient peoples knew this, and sometimes used it as an emergency intravenous fluid.

I’ve also read that grape juice has that same balance of electrolytes and osmolality but I don’t think I’d inject it into the vein! Coconut water contains electrolytes, antioxidants and has 15 times as much potassium as typical sports drinks (and not near the sodium which seems to cause blood pressure issues when the sports drinks are over-imbibed.)

Coconut water is also low in calories and fat free.

Coconut oil can cause acne. A blog I came across recently is well-written and researched explaining why coconut oil may not be the right choice for use in skin products–it can clog your pores causing comedones (blackheads).

I’m including this in my newsletter because sometimes I forget to ask about skin products unless someone specifically contacts me for skin diseases like acne (which is surprisingly easy to repair by the way) or eczema (a bit more of a challenge to get to the core causes but totally repairable at least in humans in most cases).

Anyway, I think you’ll find the article educational.

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Updated 2/7/23