Coconut Cuisine: Featuring Stevia

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Sound, practical advice on how to use two of nature's prizes, the noble coconut and the remarkable sweetener stevia, can be put to use in over 130 tantalizing, easy to make recipes for the reader to enjoy.

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Jan London travelled to the Far East and lived in Europe for twelve years to learn more about the healing nature of foods. She studied macrobiotic cooking in harmony with Taoist principles and expresses these insightful teachings through her cooking. In Sri Lanka she discovered the nourishing properties of coconuts and when back in the U.S. was introduced to stevia. After experimenting with stevia's different forms, Jan decided to combine two of nature's prize foods to promote good health and good cuisine.

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After years of research, western medicine has just recently confirmed the profound healing properties of coconut, dispelling decades of misleading information. According to the results of these findings, coconut’s unique form of saturated fat actually helps prevent heart disease, stroke and hardening of the arteries. Unlike other oils and fats, coconut oil contains a large amount of the fatty acid known as lauric acid, which is the predominant fatty acid found in mother’s milk. The lauric acid makes breast milk easily digestible, it strengthens the immune system and protects against viral, bacterial and fungal infections. Studies have shown coconut oil’s effectiveness with HIV, SARS, Crohn’s Disease, as well as other chronic illnesses. It detoxifies the liver, helps to build lipoproteins, fats and hormones and bile, which is necessary for digestion. Coconut’s amazing healing properties are also attributed to reducing the risk of other degenerative conditions such as cancer, osteoporosis, and diabetes. The medium chain fatty acids help to create a healthy digestive tract, which in turn allows for better digestion and absorption of the nutrients in our foods. They also speed up metabolism providing an immediate source of energy while supplying fewer calories than other fats. It is the oil of choice for weight loss and hypothyroidism. Coconut oil helps protect against skin cancer and other blemishes and helps prevent premature aging and wrinkling. As a cooking oil, it is highly resistant to heat and spoilage. In fact, coconut oil has been called "the healthiest dietary oil on earth".

Most coconut oil sold in America is refined. The excessive heat, bleaching and chemical solvents used in the refining process creates a thick, yellowish-white product that is tasteless and odorless. Only the organic, extra virgin, expeller or hand pressed coconut oil retains its white color, light texture, and its mild taste and scent of fresh coconut.

Extra Virgin coconut oil is truly an ideal food: It is not hydrogenated, contains no trans fats and is very stable with a long shelf life. It is a wonderful substitute for butter or margarine and because it does not revert to trans fatty acids when heated, it is a healthy choice for cooking.

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