If you are like me you absolutely love coconut. Coconut water, coconut oil, shredded coconut… not only does it have an amazing sweet, natural taste, the health benefits of coconut are outstanding and limitless. Island societies have relied on coconuts as their primary source of nutrients and a quality food source. They are high in fiber, vitamins and minerals and provide a long lit of medicinal healing properties:
Provides a nutritional source of quick energy.
Boosts energy and endurance, enhancing physical and athletic performance.
Improves digestion and absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose.
Relieves stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body.
Reduces symptoms associated with pancreatitis.
Helps relieve symptoms and reduce health risks associated with diabetes.
Reduces problems associated with malabsorption syndrome and cystic fibrosis.
Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth.
Helps protect against osteoporosis.
Helps relieve symptoms associated with gallbladder disease.
Relieves symptoms associated with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and stomach ulcers.
Improves digestion and bowel function.
List provided by Coconut Research Center
The list can go on… coconuts should be an important part of everyone’s diet. Whether it is through coconut water, raw coconut meat or coconut oil, any way you can consume it, the better your health will be.
Speaking of consuming coconuts, Cocomo Joe, a new product line that is centered around coconuts, sent me samples of their product.
There were a few more products… but somehow they ended up in my mouth before I was able to take a picture… 😉
All of their products are vegan, mostly raw, certified organic, paleo diet friendly, gluten free, 100% natural and all have coconut as their main ingredient.
Let me first state that their products are very high quality. The taste is fresh, clean and wholesome. They have a wide variety of bars, JOEBARS, which are all vegan and mostly raw.
Every time I have eaten one I immediately say, “This one is my favorite!” – the fact is, EVERY FLAVOR has been my favorite! And, I think I ate my last two bars on the long flight to Gerogia this week… 😦
They also have some fun items like Caramel Corn. Coconut Caramel corn that is not only healthy but vegan, too? YES PLEASE!
They also make an apple coconut granola. I would be lying if I said I had not scooped handfuls of this granola straight into my hungry mouth. It’s addicting. It’s slightly spicy from the ginger, sweet from the apples and of course the distinct taste of coconut.
Cocomo Joe is located in southern LA and is trying to branch out to stores all around. The next time you are in your local Wholefoods or natural food store, see if they carry Cocomo Joe products. If not, you can always contact them directly.
OR you can enter my giveaway to win FREE product!
There are many ways to enter:
- Leave a comment telling me how you like to incorporate coconut into your daily life.
- Like Cocomo Joes on Facebook.
- Follow Cocomo Joe on Twitter.
- Join their email list (towards the bottom of the page)
- Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry you complete.
I will be announcing the winners on Friday, May 11th.
Again, thank you Cocomoe Joe for giving me the opportunity to taste your product. It is truly amazing and I wish you nothing by success in the years to come!