Health

Coconut, the Tree of a Thousand Uses!

Just the word Coconut conjures up tropical thoughts. It has been called “the tree of a thousand uses”. The coconut palm yields up to 75 fruits per year. Nearly all parts of the palm are useful and it has significant economic value.
The flower is used in weddings, the husks are used in soil to help produce healthy trees and are also made into charcoal. Coir is the fiber from the husks of the coconut. This is used in making ropes, doormats, brushes, sacks, caulking boats and as stuffing fibers for mattresses.
The shells are made into bowls and utensils and crafts like buttons and soap dishes. They are used in theatre to make sound effects of horse’s hoof beats, and as musical instruments.

The dried meat of the seed is processed into low grade oil to make soaps.
There is much chatter in western society that has given coconut oil a bad name and many are under the impression that this oil contains unhealthy saturated fats and therefore creates clogged arteries and heart problems. Research shows the truth is that the saturated fat from coconut oil acts differently than the saturated fat from animal sources. Studies published in a dozen of the most respected scientific and medical journals have come to the amazing conclusion that coconut oil in it virgin form (unrefined) and cold pressed is a remarkable health food.
It is the one oil that will help to protect you from heart disease, cancer and other degenerative conditions. It will improve digestion, strengthen your immune system, protect you from infectious illnesses, and help you to lose excess weight.
Thailand’s cuisine is rich in saturated fat from coconut oil and in a recent study done by the World Health Organization, Thailand was at the bottom of the list of 50 countries studied for Cancer related deaths.
Koh Samui produces virgin coconut oil. The virgin coconut oil is used in detoxify programs where it is taken by mouth and also used topically on the skin.
The cavity is filled with coconut water, which is sterile when opened and mixes easily with blood. It was actually used for emergency transfusions during World War 2. This water is filled with good vitamins and minerals and provides an electrolyte balance. It is used in sports drinks. It is the nearest thing to breast milk and can be given to puppies and kittens.
The most commonly known use for coconut is in the culinary field. The nut provides oil for cooking or for making margarine. The white fleshy part of the seed, the coconut meat, is edible and used fresh or dried in cooking. This can also be ground down to produce coconut milk for curries and soups.
Sounds like we should all “put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up”
What is your favorite coconut dish or product?

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3 Tips for Improving your WordPress Website

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WordPress is a popular blogging platform that allows users to create their own blog or website, under a domain name and design and customise it to suit their brand. It is one of the easiest and fastest ways to create a website or blog and allows content creators to showcase their writing, photos, art and more.

Choose the Right Domain Name

Whether your WordPress Website is a personal blog, future business or company website, the domain name has to be professional, short, marketable and memorable. A catchy, short domain name is going to be visited a lot more than a long and confusing one. It is useful to have your company name or keyword in the domain name, this helps customers identify the website to the brand. Using the right keywords also improves the search engine optimization. For example, it is obvious that ‘Easy Slots’ is related to online casinos and gambling games. By using a name that is recognisable and relatable to the brand, it is easy for customers to remember and search for it again.

 

Themes are Very Important

The theme of your WordPress blog or website is very important. The template style, colours and layout need to be similar to the type of brand and content you are showcasing. The bonus of using WordPress is that there are a large variety of pre-set themes where you can easily distinguish the type of blog this would work for. A great tip is to use the search bar available where you can type keywords and filter specific themes you are looking for. This allows you to try and find the perfect theme for your blog or website. There are a lot of themes available for free and the rest can be bought for a small fee. The theme is very important for the readers of your blog, it needs to be readable and match well with the style of brand.

Remember, a theme is never set in stone, users can change the theme of their blog as many times as they desire. Changing the theme won’t delete any content or pages but simply rearranges the content to fit the theme.

Plugins are great

Plugins are added to WordPress blogs and websites to add extensions to the features that WordPress already provides. This improves the already built in functions and can expand your blog or website in more directions. There is a wide range of plugins available (around 25,000) including online store, photo galleries and a contact form. It is important you do further reading around plugins to ensure you choose the right plugins for your website. They are easy to install, with just a simple click, you can have several plugins to help improve your site without having to build the features yourself.

 

These are just a few tips and features that will put you in the right direction when you decide to create a WordPress website or blog.…

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