Top 5 benefits of coconuts
From our kitchen tables to our vanity tables, coconuts are the miracle food that are making a huge impact in our daily routines.
Rich in fibre, and packed in vitamins and minerals, this drupe (a fancy way of saying a fruit, nut, seed hybrid!) offers amazing benefits. These amazing fruits have elevated our culinary creations, beauty regimens, and so much more!
Not convinced? Let’s explore some of the amazing benefits coconuts have to offer.
They’re rich with naturally occurring electrolytes that feed your pH and aid muscle function.
Often deemed Nature’s Sports Drink, coconut water (often harvested from young coconuts) are a great hydrator for light workouts. They can serve up more than 10 percent of your daily dose of potassium per serving. They replace the electrolytes you lose through sweat!
Promotes weight loss, immunity, and improves digestion and absorption of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
Although one may think that, being rich in fats, coconuts would contribute to weight gain, studies have proved the contrary! Filled with medium-chain triglycerides, caprylic, capric, and lauric fatty acids, the fats found in coconuts are antibacterial, antiviral, antiprotozoal. As such, this superfood can help promote energy levels, immunity and even help with weight loss!
Helps keep hair and skin healthy and youthful looking, prevents wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots
Coconuts are widely known to provide highly moisturizing benefits and have been popularly used to treat dry skin and hair. But did you know that coconuts are also a great in anti-aging? Cytokinins, kinetin and trans-zeatin present in coconut have anti thrombotic, anti-carcinogenic and anti-ageing effects on the body, helping you feel youthful inside AND out!
Improves several pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, cancer, blood cholesterol and more.
The coconut’s low level of carbs and high healthy fat content (which is perfect for Keto diets!) can increase ketone bodies in the blood to reduce seizures. They help to raise the good cholesterol in the body to improve overall cholesterol. To top it off, coconuts can offer anti-cancer properties, especially beneficial to treat colon and breast cancer.
Coconuts are super versatile and delicious
The wonders of coconuts never cease to amaze.
They can add flavor, variety, and healthy nutrients to our diet. With countless coconut products on the market, there are countless ways to use coconuts in the kitchen!
Fans of coconuts these days are raving about the health and beauty powers that range from consuming coconuts both externally and internally, and coconut is finally getting the respect it deserves.