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Coconut cider follows the same process to make apple cider but instead of apples, coconut sap is used. Both ciders are great at fighting germs, cut the risk of heart disease, and help you burn calories. However, coconut cider is a bit sweeter and contains more nutrients such as potassium, B vitamins, all nine essential amino acids and eight non-essential amino acids.
Coconut Liquid Aminos
Coconut aminos is the healthy replacement for soy sauce as it contains less sodium than the latter. It’s gluten-free, non-GMO, soy-free, and vegan! Since this condiment is made with coconut nectar and sea salt, it comes with all the healthy, coconut goodness such as protection and reduction from disease risks, helps maintain the weight, boosts the immune system, and among others!
The world is already filled with healthy alternatives to white sugar, but why coconut sugar? Because it has a lower glycemic index when compared to white or refined cane sugar. It is safer for diabetics and those watching their sugar intake. It tastes good, too.
Culinary Coconut Oil
Culinary coconut oil is a versatile cooking oil perfect for frying, baking, sautéing, and can even be used as a butter replacement. It does not affect the taste and odor of the food when used in cooking despite its slight-almost-to-neutral coconut taste. This oil is purposely made to provide a healthy and safe cooking alternative as compared to vegetable and palm oils we usually cook with.
MCT stands for medium-chain triglyceride. ECHOstore’s MCT oil is certified organic and obtained from 100% virgin coconut oil using absolutely no heat (ANH method), which preserves the natural properties of the oil. MCT oil is the healthiest part and the highest grade of coconut oil, making it easier for the body to absorb it. This oil helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels, promote healthy weight management, and is good for people who have increased energy needs.
Virgin Coconut Oil
ECHOstore’s VCO does not go through big production. It is cold-pressed and filtered but not deodorized and bleached with heat. It has a light coconut taste and aroma and made from fresh coconuts. The less processing that is done to coconut oil, the more nutritious and beneficial it is. This means that virgin coconut oil is better than highly processed coconut oil. VCO helps strengthen the brainpower, muscles, digestive and immune system.
Home and Body Products
All natural and organic products do not contain harmful chemicals such as pesticides, synthetic hormones, antibiotics, extenders, additives, and preservatives. ECHOstore believes that everything that is natural and/or organic is good for our body, our health and our community.
Beauty without Bunnies
A program started by PETA, this label assures that ECHOstore does not promote and conduct (or supply from companies that conduct) animal-testing on any items sold. This also means that ECHOstore home and body products are made without harming or killing animals. We do not use ingredients using animal byproducts obtained by killing the animals.
Goods and services that are environment-friendly (or eco-friendly) are produced with minimal or no harm upon the environment and ecosystems. This means that these products are usually made with no harmful chemicals and made to be sustainable. An ecosystem is where a community of living things systematically interact with non-living things in a particular area. Therefore, we are responsible in maintaining our ecosystem habitable primarily because this is where we live and where the future generation will live.
Parabens are man-made preservatives widely used in cosmetics and personal care products, which companies use to extend product shelf life and reduce bacteria growth. However, parabens are linked to health risks such as breast cancer and fertility issues. To avoid this, ECHOstore produces only all natural and paraben-free body products.
Using SLS-free products helps encourage people to become more sustainable and responsible in their daily lives. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, or SLS for short, is a harmful cleansing agent used in many personal hygiene products that serves as a surfactant. From low to high concentration, studies show that SLS causes irritation of the scalp, gums, and skin. It is also known to be toxic to groundwater and emits poisonous fumes when heated. This is also used to make shampoo and soap more bubbly. Since ECHOstore products are SLS-free, less water is used when rinsing because there’s less bubbles.
Free-range animals are kept in natural conditions usually with more space to roam, giving them freedom to move. Free-range animals look for healthy food on their own around the farm rather than being fed corn or commercial feeds. They are also not given harmful antibiotics but instead they also find their own natural medicines and remedies around the farm, unlike caged animals who spend their entire lives behind bars and are fed unnatural supplements to help them get fatter at a faster rate.
Grass-fed animals may continue to live on grassland for the rest of their whole lives and would eat mostly grass, making their meat meatier, healthier, and tastier to eat. Its meat is more alkaline than regular corn-fed cows and is better for our health.
Naturally-raised animals are not given antibiotics nor added hormones and they are fed a pure vegetarian diet.
Sustainably-farmed animals and vegetables are produced to protect the environment, public health, and both human and animal welfare. Sustainable farming is small-scale farming that primarily grows food produce just enough to be consumed by a specific number of people. Sustainable farming reduces waste by not over-producing farm products.
A person who is semi-vegetarian and mostly eats a meatless diet, but would sometimes eat meat and fish in little amounts.
A diet that excludes gluten, a protein composite found in wheat and related grains, including barley and rye. Gluten is also used by food manufacturers as thickening agent. The diet includes naturally gluten-free food, such as meat, fish, nuts, legumes, fruit, vegetables, potatoes, pseudocereals (in particular amaranth, buckwheat, chia seed, quinoa), only certain cereal grains (corn, rice, sorghum), and minor cereals (including fonio, Job's tears, millet, and teff).
Gluten Intolerance or Celiac Disease is a condition that makes a person allergic to gluten or it gives them a hard time to bread down the gluten protein. When a person who has gluten intolerance consumes gluten, this often leads to inflammation, diarrhea, stomach upset, and nausea.
The keto diet, also known as low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet, where the body uses energy from ketones produced in the liver. This diet makes your body produce and use ketones as an alternative body fuel instead of glucose. During this diet, your body becomes a fat-burning machine. With proper practice, it’s proven to help you lose weight and give you lots of energy.
A person who eats meat, animal byproducts, and plants.
A person who doesn’t eat meat but eats fish and plants.
A person who doesn’t eat meat but eats animal byproducts such as eggs, dairy, and honey.
A person who doesn’t eat meat nor animal byproducts.