>Crystal Cove shopping center in Newport Coast is not only beautiful, there’s a bounty of shops and dining experiences (Javier’s is one of my personal favorites), as well as a Trader Joe‘s market. More than half of all my ingredients for the week are purchased at Trader Joe’s, and the remainder from Whole Foods Market Laguna Beach. I especially love the ‘new products’ featured at Trader Joe’s, where I found my new favorite product.
Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Coconut Milk is perfectly formulated, containing excellent sources of calcium, Vitamins D & B12. Also containing MCFA’s (medium chain fatty acids), MCT’s are easily digested, absorbed, and put to use nourishing the body. Unlike other fats, they put little strain on the digestive system and provide a quick source of energy necessary to promote healing.One of the first scientifically recognized benefits of MCT is the unique manner in which they are digested and utilized by the body. These fats provide nutritional benefits that can improve overall health of both the sick and the well, the young and the old. Even athletes are now using them to boost performance and control weight. Unfortunately, few foods nowadays contain MCT; the best source is coconut oil. By adding coconut oil to your diet you can literally eat your way to better health (source: coconutresearchcenter.org).
Yours in Health,
Stella Metsovas B.S., CCN
Laguna Beach / Los Angeles