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

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?

My Haitian cousin drinking fresh coconut water
My Haitian cousin drinking fresh coconut water

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.

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Jay says...

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 always said its good for your health.

They may know all the health benefits about

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Caridad Hilaire says...

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 water is sterile enough to be used as IV, and the milk is great for cooking or baking.

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Lena says...

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

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Bwa San Fey says...

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

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Mizeliah says...

Coconut oil also good for

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Jocelyne says...

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

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Jeanmitt says...

I think ou forefathers they did know but haitian nowadays they do not know at

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