Monday, March 31, 2008

6 Super Foods to Know

PARADE magazine, 3/30/08, page 8

The coconut is an unusual fruit: It's rich, and the fat is mostly saturated. In the South Pacific, traditional diets use copious amounts of coconut oil, yet studies there have shown that people don't get heart disease. In the U.S., research to support the heart-healthy claim is still being conducted. But we do know that coconut flakes, coconut milk and cream, and coconut oil contain lots of an antiviral, antibacterial fatty acid called lauric acid-one of the immune-boosters babies get from breast milk.

Cooking Tip Mix a can of coconut milk with a pint of chicken stock and some grated ginger for a coconut chicken soup.