Sugar is prevalent in much of what we consume and hidden in many of our foods. While many say it is not addictive, we are easily tempted to eat foods that provide little more than a temporary pleasure.One product of the last few decades that has been showing up in all manner of food, from fruit-flavored drinks to energy bars, from low-fat yogurt to English muffins is High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). Made from corn starch, HFCS contains two basic sugars, fructose (55%) and glucose (45%). It tastes sweeter than regular sugar and is less expensive to produce, thus making it an economic decision for food manufacturers to use. And use it they do, extensively. Recently, there has been some evidence that HFCS, specifically the fructose, is absorbed into our systems differently than regular sugar, altering our metabolic-regulating hormones, causing the liver to kick out more fat into the bloodstream.
Coconut and Coconut Milk are the latest boutique "miracle cure," This one, however, seems to have some real science behind it. It has been found to give us a lot of health benefits including help with blood pressure, diabetes, and a lot more. And it is yummy, although many brands are tasteles so pick the good ones. Also use the unsweetened kind and add your own Stevia or Agave Nectar. I sometimes mix it with Almond milk. Really good.
This is a good video on the benefits of Coconut Milk.