Is Healthy Always Wholesome?

Is Healthy Always Wholesome?

There is no denying that wellness is a serious business right now. There seems to have been a mass movement in the collective consciousness towards delving deeper into health and wellbeing. Old beliefs and paradigms are shifting and it looks like people are wanting more. More health, more balance, more joy, more meaning, more life…

UNVEILING A NEW FLOUR ECONOMY - PLANTAIN FLOUR

UNVEILING A NEW FLOUR ECONOMY - PLANTAIN FLOUR

“I began experimenting with plantain flour at The Real Coconut in Tulum when developing a pancake recipe for the restaurant's breakfast menu, which then led to loads of other baked goodies, including cookies. The cookies have been so beloved by guests, and plantain flour is incredible from both a nutritional and environmental standpoint, that I had to find a way to bring them to the U.S.,” offers Daniella Hunter of The Real Coconut. 

Grass Fed vs Grain Fed

Grass Fed vs Grain Fed

Due to increasingly unrealistic and unsustainable demands for cheap meat and dairy, something had to give. In order to supply a portion of the market with cheap meat, certain agricultural institutions started to modify the feeding and rearing practices of animals to make them more effective meat and dairy producers. Some animals are now fed on a processed feed which is high in grain, especially corn and soya, as it means that the cows can be fattened up quickly and cheaply. Grain breaks down into glucose which causes the animal to quickly gain weight. For dairy cows it also means that they have sufficient nutrients to keep producing milk throughout the Winter months when grass is lacking.

Why We Love Coconut Oil!

Why We Love Coconut Oil!

Coconut oil was an essential part of the discussion while we were dreaming up the concept and menu in the initial stages of The Real Coconut.  Back in the days where the plan was a simple one: a cosy beach front cafe where you could get healthy, tasty nibbles for all the family.  Little did we know it would become so much more and we see now how coconut oil was such a vital part of its success.

Body Talk: Happy Bowels!

Body Talk: Happy Bowels!

We need to talk about constipation because blocked bowels generally mean something’s not right. It’s very important that the bowels stay moving and fluid in order to maintain total body-health as the gut is where all your nutrition comes in and waste material leaves, so this needs to be a quick and efficient process. The good news is that there is a lot that you can do to bring movement and fluidity back into your body.