Friday, February 1, 2013

Adios, soy sauce! Hola, Coconut Aminos!

by Leanne Ely

If you're trying to live a gluten-free lifestyle, no doubt, you're missing a lot of your favorite foods, including foods that don't seem like they should contain wheat. Foods like soy sauce.

Even if you're not trying to eat gluten-free, primal or grain free, you should be trying to cut out soy from your diet. In case you don't know why soy should be a forbidden food, you can go ahead and read this article I wrote about the evils of soy.

Now, before you go getting upset with me for ruining one of your favorite condiments on you, don't worry. You can still make your stir-fries and enjoy your sushi without missing the taste of your beloved soy sauce. How? It's coconut to the rescue!

Coconut Aminos, that is. Made from sea salt and the sap from coconut palms, this stuff is packaged just like soy sauce and it looks just like soy sauce but it's vegan, soy-free, GMO-free, dairy-free, wheat-free and grain-free. Oh and it tastes almost exactly like soy sauce (but without all the evil). It's made from coconut and it is chock full of amino acids (there are seventeen of them in there), minerals and vitamins. Oh, it's also delicious.

So what's the nutritional value of this stuff?

Well all of those amino acids can collectively help to promote prostate health, brain function and digestion, and aids in hormone regulation, stress prevention, cardiovascular health and even tissue repair.

Go ahead and ditch the soy, there's a better option out there. The only problem is that it's not very easy to find Coconut Aminos. Do check around the health food store next time you're there, and you can also buy it online.

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