Can you think of a medicine, a single pill, that serves as an antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, and antimicrobial all in one?
Imagine if there was just one pill that fought off a viral infection along with the microbials that cause so many illnesses. Folks would flock to it in droves. The medical community would market it, charging and arm and a leg knowing the public would pay anything to enjoy its benefits.
Great news: This “pill” actually exists.
A short story: My wife felt sick the other day and I insisted we get this “pill” and mix it into a homemade shake. Off to the store we went. Thirty minutes after a nice, big, home-made concoction including strawberries, almond milk, and 2 baby coconuts, she felt much better. The “pill” I refer to is organic, baby coconuts (aka young coconuts).
For several years coconuts have been an important part of the Bright family diet. It has helped us, time and time again, to get over stomach bugs and avoid the flu. There have been many times when my wife and I were at work, surrounded by folks who didn’t share our views on the connection between diet and sickness. Co-workers would miss days of work – without pay – and spend time and money at the doctor’s office while my wife and I remained healthy, didn’t miss work and didn’t hand over our cash to a doctor.
How am I so sure all this is due to coconuts in our diet?
When we moved to Houston from Idaho Falls, it became a bit harder to maintain the organic, vegan lifestyle. One thing we bought less of was coconuts. We noticed a dramatic change in our health. We were more easily affected by sicknesses and weather changes. We gained weight and found it harder to lose weight.
Now that we have coconuts back into our diet things are quickly improving. This is not a coincidence.
I’m a big believer in the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” In other words, stick with what works!
I have no reason to fork over my hard-earned cash to a doctor who will, more than likely, prescribe some sort of pill or liquid which may cause a side effect worse than the sickness that brought me to his/her office in the first place.
The side effects of a homemade shake including coconuts: less hunger, enjoying great taste, arming my body with germ-fighting foods, and learning to be creative with my food. Those are side-effects I’ll happily deal with. One last side effect, keeping more of my money where it should be…in my bank account.
How about you SavvyReader. Are you familiar with young coconuts? Are there any fruits or vegetables that you rely on to help you maintain optimal health?