THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF COCONUTS
Coconut which is botanically known as Cocos nucifera is a fibrous one seeded drupe, a fruit with hard covering over it’s seed like Olive and peach.
A coconut is special to man due to it’s taste, it is also packed with all round usefullness, from it’s main covering (husk) to the energy giving water in it.
According to Mary Luciano an author at Sunwarrior.com; fresh coconut can either be young or matured, young coconuts contains more water and soft gel-like meat, the mature coconut is cripsy and contains less water. Young coconuts have more health benefits, it is an high source of electrolyte. Electrolytes makes us adequately hydrated, it helps the nerves and muscles to function properly. You should know that the water in this coconut is better than sports drinks because it gives reliable energy; it is low in calories, carbohydrates, sugar and fat. The young coconut is high in ascorbic acid, vitamin B and Proteins.
The crunchy and edible part of a coconut is called it’s meat or flesh, this tasty part is processed in several ways to get a milk, cream, oil or flour, consuming this gives you some vital health supports. The meat of Young coconuts helps the body to restore oxidative tissue damage and contains healthy fats, proteins and various vitamins and minerals.
Coconut Oil –
It is gotten from a mature coconut with hard meat, it’s white flesh is sliced into small pieces and cold-pressed at 90 – 100 degree Fahrenheit (Mary Luciano- Sunwarrior.com), this oil is pure and healthy for consumption, It contains saturated fat but not high in calorie. This oil has alot of medium chain fatty acid that increase metabolism and helps in fat loss. It is metabolises immediately and the fat is burned off in the body as energy.
Pure Coconut oil detoxifies your body and balances the digestive tract. It is one of the most suitable oil for cooking because it does not release harmful vapour when heated like other vegetable oils. The coconut oil can be used on the skin and hair, instead of using dangerous lotions, this oil moisturises and nourishes you skin better.
Coconut Oil Protects From Heart Attack and Stroke
According to an article on Coconutresearchcenter.org, Scientists discovered coconut oil as a new powerful weapon against heart disease. Consuming the oil on a regular basis can reduce your chances of suffering a heart attack. Although coconut oil is saturated fat, it does not have a negative effect on cholestrol.
Eating Coconuts Helps your Body Fight Diseases
Coconuts helps the human body with it’s anti-parasitic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and antifungal power, this boosts the immune system against diseases.