Benefits of coconut
Health benefits of Coconut
Exotic and nutritious fruit, which we can afford a bit of tropical sunshine.
Nowadays it is almost impossible to imagine that the store shelves were not stocked with a selection of desserts with addition of coconut and the beauty section with a large range of beauty coconut products.
The fruit, which was in the past completely unknown to Europeans, was first discovered by Portuguese and Spanish explorers, who called it Cocoas or twisted face. Why? Because of the typical oval fruit with brown hair and bare three circles.
Coconut or Cocoas nuciferia is a fruit, which supply man with its fruit meat, milk, juice and oil – because of its extremely nutritious and useful values in some tropical areas is an important part of everyday diet.
Coconut is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Coconut oil is often used to treat many medical conditions. In traditional medicine is coconut used to treat variety of health problems, ranging from asthma to baldness, bronchitis, bruises, burns, colds, digestive problems, fever, influenza, gonorrhea, menstrual problems, kidney stones, lice, toothache, and more.
Coconut in modern medicine
Modern medicine, with a colorful variety of research confirmed the positive effects a coconut in one form or another and in the treatment of various types of diseases.
Coconut can help to kill the viruses that cause influenza, herpes and hepatitis C, and bacteria that cause all kinds of infections, destroying fungus, tapeworms and lice, decrease cholesterol, help protect against cancer, help reduce the number of seizures and have favorable impact on the health of the liver, kidneys and more.
Since coconut is rich in antioxidants, protects the body against damaging free radicals that cause premature aging. Help to prevent wrinkles, skin sags and age spots, and is expected also to contribute to healthy hair.
As coconut has a beneficial effect on digestion, it may be one of the effective tools in the diet – even though it contains some fat that for the body is not harmful. On the contrary, coconut fat our body absorbs very quickly and instead of being stored it is used for immediate energy.
100 grams of coconut contains:
- Vitamin B: 10 mg
- Vitamin C: 2 mg
- Calcium: 21 mg
- Iron: 2 mg
- Phosphorus: 98 mg
- Fat: 35 mg
- Carbohydrates: 14 mg
- protein: 3.4 mg
- Calories: 359
Benefits of coconut
- antiviral, antibacterial and reduces inflammation
- impact on blood cholesterol
- protects skin and body against damage and aging
- help to restore the scalp and removes dandruff
- prevents heart disease and liver disease
- prevents various cancers
- helps in weight loss
- regulates metabolism and promotes digestion
- regulates blood sugar
- strengthens the immune system
- heals candida and prevents fungus
- protects against pneumonia, infection of the throat, food poisoning, meningitis
- reduce the chance of osteoporosis