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Young Coconut
Coconuts are one of Thailand’s greatest nutritional treasures. Young coconut water (from green coconuts) has been slow fi ltered for 9 months through the entire length of a palm tree, so it’s one of the purest liquids you can fi nd, anywhere. Its water is naturally high in electrolytes making it a great drink to re-hydrate after exercise or after a long day in the sun. The soft, white meat that lines the inside of young coconuts is an excellent source for Lauric acid, an anti-fungal, antibacterial, heart-healthy type of saturated fat that’s such a powerful detoxifi er that it’s now being used in laboratory tests as a possible treatment for HIV.
Sea Salt
Natural Sea Salt
Salt from the sea is a mineral-dense super food that tastes much better than table salt that’s been chemically processed and often bleached to give it that powdery-white color. Natural sea salt is slightly grey in color and clumps together. It contains over 84 trace minerals with an optimal ratio of sodium to potassium, which means it won’t make you bloated the way table salt usually does. In Thailand, the best sea salt comes from the southern gulf coast.
Sesame Seeds
Whole sesame seeds (with the husk) are the most abundant natural source of calcium on the planet and also contain protein, copper, tryptophan, manganese, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin B1. These tiny, mineraldense seeds are best eaten raw on salads or ground up as sesame paste (tahini).

Chilli Peppers
In nearly every kitchen in Thailand you’ll fi nd chili peppers fresh, dried, cracked, or powdered. Chili peppers add an amazing depth of fl avour to food, and in moderation, they are also extremely healthy. The chemical compound capsaicin is what gives chilies their fi re, and it’s also what makes them so healthy. Capsaicin is known to clear clogged arteries, relieve pain, stimulate digestion, kill food-borne bacteria, and lower cholesterol levels. Chilies are also high in beta-carotene and vitamin C; two powerful antioxidants that can help prevent cancer and premature aging. For spicy food lovers, this is good news - but don’t over do it. If you eat too many chilies, you’ll end up with digestive problems and diarrhea.
Papaya contains papain enzymes that are powerful digestive aids. As the fruit ripens, its active enzymes decrease, which is probably one reason why Thai cuisine traditionally favours the green version. Papaya is one of the most widely available, year-round fruits in Thailand, so if you have digestive problems, this natural remedy may be your saving grace. Papaya also contains vitamin C and carotene, and the fruit’s fl esh can even be used as a natural ointment for cuts and burns.
Enzyme-rich mangos aid in digestion, boost metabolism, and cleanse the gastrointestinal tract. The powerful anti-oxidant beta carotene is responsible for mangos’ orange coloring, and they also have high levels of potassium, magnesium, iron, and vitamins C, B1, B2, B3, and B6 making them, without adoubt, a Thai super food.



You are advised not to drink the tap water on Koh Samui, although you can use it for brushing your teeth. Most of the first class hotels on Koh Samui offer free bottled drinking water. We would advise in only drinking from bottled water.If you drink in a public place dont be afraid of ice cubes in your drink, these are safely made from drinking water ( the thais dont use tap water themselves for these kind of things).

Most of the first class hotels do have hig quality filtering systems for the water they use. But still its adivsed to drink from bottled water.


When buying food from foodstalls makes sure that the food has is covered and no flies are lurking around the food.

Beware of thai spicy food, Thais use large amount of chilli in their food so let them known if your not into spicy food when ordering in a restaurant etc..

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