Coconuts have slowly become a very hot and versatile food commodity, and are being used in everything from our daily cuisine to our beauty regimens.
Not too long ago coconuts had a bad reputation as being an artery clogging, cholesterol packed food that contributed to heart disease.
Today however, the coconut is making a huge comeback as the new miracle food. Coconuts are highly nutritious, rich in fiber, and packed with essential vitamins and minerals.
From culinary creations to magic beauty potions, coconuts pack a good punch.
Listed below are ten health benefits of eating coconuts.
1.) Supports immune system health: it is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-parasite.
2.) Provides a natural source of quick energy and enhances physical and athletic performance.
3.) Improves digestion and absorption of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
4.) Improves insulin secretion and symptoms associated with diabetes.
5.) Helps protect the body from cancers due to insulin reduction, removal of free radicals that cause premature aging and degenerative disease.
6.) Reduces risk of heart health and improves good cholesterol (HDL).
7.) Restores and supports thyroid function.
8.) Helps protect against kidney disease and bladder infection.
9.) Promotes weight loss.
10.) Helps keep hair and skin healthy and youthful looking, prevents wrinkles, sagging skin, age spots, and provides sun protection.