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Prettly Tips: Coconut Craze

While once considered a diet no-no, coconut is now praised for it’s health and beauty benefits! It’s full of protein, fiber, nutrients, and (good) fats that nourish both your inside and outside. It’s not only delicious, but so healthy - and now there are so many new products to get your coconut fix! Here are some of #TeamPrettly’s favorite organic coconut products and where to buy.

 

Coconut Water: Vita Coco Coconut Water

Best For: Hydration

Don’t mix this up with higher calorie coconut milk - this light drink has often been considered a healthier alternative to sports drinks during workouts. It delivers a punch of potassium, which you sweat out while working out. It is an incredible hydrator at only 45 calories per 8 ounces. Look out for brands with little to no added sugar - like Vita Coco! We really love their 100% Pure Coconut Water - give it a try! Vita Coco is widely available at many stores, including Whole Foods, Holland & Barrett, and Waitrose.

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Coconut Oil: TIANA Organic Raw Coconut Goodness

Best for: Skin Health

This cold pressed coconut oil is 100% raw and delivers numerous nutritional benefits. TIANA Organic Raw Coconut Goodness contains protein, fiber, and almost 70% extra virgin coconut oil.  Also, it contains lauric acid - a healthy saturated fat promoting skin health! It is usually added to nutritional drinks, smoothies, sauces, curries, and even baking - this product is extremely versatile. Find it at Holland & Barrett, Planet Organic, and Revital!

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Coconut Flour: Coconut Merchant Organic Coconut Flour

Best for: Nourishing Energy

This is the perfect gluten-free and natural alternative to regular flour! It is full of protein, dietary fiber, and fat (don’t worry- a healthy kind) which makes items made with it exceptionally more filling for a similar calorie count. It’s a wonderful substitute in your favorite recipes. We love Coconut Merchant Organic Coconut Flour - find it at Holland & Barrett or online!

 

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Coconut Chips: Planet Organic Chips Raw

Best for: Digestion

Coconut chips are an ideal snack - they taste delicious, fill you up, and leave you satisfied. Coconut chips are full of healthy fats that not only give you energy and nourish your skin, but the high amount of dietary fiber aids in digestion! Try them alone or mix them into a trail mix with raw almonds and dried fruit. They can be found at Plate Organic or online here!

 

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Do you have any other organic coconut products you love? Let #TeamPrettly know below!