Many Haitians cook everything with coconut Oil but do they understand the health benefits?


My Haitian cousin drinking fresh coconut water
I know in some parts of Haiti women use coconut in every food they cook... Especially in Les Cayes I've been told... But it wasn't until recently that I discovered that coconut oil is basically the best oil in the world... So I am wondering... Are these people aware of the health benefits or is it just an accidental habit?

Coconut, I am learning, has a lot great health benefits including weight loss...

I discovered that coconut oil can boost metabolism and reduce your appetite...

Hmmm... That's why I havent been feeling too hungry lately. I thought something was wrong with me... I thought it was stress... LOL...

The oil in coconut is not like the other oils we eat, I found out. Coconut oil is composed predominately of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA), also known as medium-chain triglycerides (MCT). Without getting too technical, it is the long-chain fatty acids (LCFA) that is bad for you and it is found in virtually all the fatty things you eat everyday.

I suggest you do a quick Google search on "Coconut health properties" and you will be amazed...

Now my question: do you think all the people who cook with coconuts in Haiti know how healthy it is or is just an accidental habit...

I would love to hear from some Haitian doctors in this matter.

Reply with your comments.

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Comments...

Jay I think they know because my mother have high-blood pressure she drunk a fresh coconut water every morning to lower her blood-pressure and she... see more
Reply · May 12 at 10:42 AM
Caridad Hilaire It is a very healthy oil, and Haiti needs to jump on the bandwagon. The world is now crazy about everything coconut, and it feeds the brain. The... see more
Reply · May 11 at 9:29 PM
Lena I am from Les Cayes my mother uses coconut milk in coffee that taste like cream in the coffee peas and rice, steam fish, most all food.
Reply · May 11 at 8:31 PM
Bwa San Fey They may not know the benefits of Coconut, but they use it for the flavor. Like myself I use in Acasan, corn meal, rice, beans and "labouyi" (pudding)
Reply · May 11 at 6:59 PM
Mizeliah Coconut oil also good for memory.
Reply · May 11 at 6:08 PM
Jocelyne I'm not really sure if they're know about it they just use it accidentally. When they know exactly they gonna feel very comfortable with it
Reply · May 11 at 5:24 PM
Jeanmitt I think ou forefathers they did know but haitian nowadays they do not know at all..
Reply · May 11 at 2:37 PM

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