Coconuts are one of the miracle foods on earth and have multiple health benefits.
Considered one of the most precious foods of all time, coconut products — including coconut flesh, coconut water and coconut oil — each deliver amazing health benefits.
Coconut water is found in young green coconuts. It has an amazing amount of electrolytes, including magnesium, potassium, vitamins and antioxidants. Coconut water is completely pure, sterile, and isotonic, which is one reason why it can be used for blood transfusions. Drinking coconut water has multiple benefits; it can elevate HDL, the “good” cholesterol in the blood. Folic acid boosts your metabolism. Coconut water stabilizes blood glucose level and can even contribute to losing weight! It activates cell renewal, and gives you smooth skin, shiny hair and has detoxifying effects. Another benefit of coconut water is the fact that it has the highest concentration of electrolytes than anything else found in nature. This makes it an excellent source of hydration. Drinking coconut water after exercise is the ideal thirst quencher! Because of its unique composition, coconut water is even ideal for pregnant women and will contribute to increase production of amniotic fluid.
Coconut oil is considered the best and safest oil to use for cooking — even superior to extra virgin olive oil when it comes to giving the body what it needs for optimum health. Coconut oil contains a high amount of medium chain fatty acids. “Medium chain” refers to the number of carbon chains, and medium chain fatty acids contain between 6 and 12 carbon chains. This prevents coconut oil from forming polymerized oils or dangerous trans fatty acids in our bodies. It delivers even antioxidants that can help build stronger cells and improve your overall health and well- being.
The most predominant medium chain fatty acid in coconut oil is lauric acid. This makes up for about 50% of coconut oil. Coconut oil is nature`s richest source of lauric acid. Coconut oil has antimicrobial and even antiviral effects by nature.
Coconut oil is actually ideal for skin care. It helps protect your skin from the aging effects of free radicals, and can help improve the appearance of skin with its anti-aging benefits. Coconut oil gives the skin perfect hydration and is a source of antioxidants. It will make your skin healthy, smooth and looking younger longer.
Another great benefit of coconut oil is in protecting your teeth from the bacteria that can cause cavities and disease. Simply rubbing a little fresh coconut oil on your gums and teeth can keep them stronger and healthier.
We hope we could give you some inspiration to appreciate nature`s gift- the wonderful and amazing coconut!
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