20 Amazing Health Benefits of Coconut

Coconut, one of the most common fruit is known for its height and also for its expansion of roots under the ground. The tall tree has the ability of spreading its roots in over hundred feet below the ground. Though many coconut trees die early, it is not quite surprising for a coconut tree to live for 75 – 100 years. Coconut water can be used for quenching your thirst while its flesh can be used to make several mouthwatering dishes.

20 Health Benefits of Coconut:

Source of energy
Coconut is a great source of minerals, vitamins and calories, which can fulfill the daily requirement of energy, vitamin and minerals in any human being.

Increases HDL Cholesterol Level
Lauric acid present in coconut is known for boosting the HDL cholesterol level in the body. This cholesterol has positive effect on health and improves the functioning of coronary arteries, reducing the risks of vessel blockade.

Source of Saturated Fat
Coconut is a great source of calories, which is concentrated in its flesh. This fruit is also comprised of different bioactive compounds, which are needed for the improvement of overall health.

Helps in Digestion and Increases Metabolism
The refreshing water of coconut is full of minerals, electrolytes, sugar and many bioactive compounds like cytokinin. Presence of different enzymes, like polymerases, peroxidase, dehydrogenase, catalase and phosphatase in high density boosts the digestive system. This in turn, increases the metabolism rate.

Anti-aging and Anti-Thrombotic
Coconut water is rich in cytokinins, which helps in reducing the signs of aging and also acts as anti-thrombatic an anti-carconogenic agent in body.

Nourishes Hairs
Oil made from dry nut is a great source of emollient agent. It can be used for cooking and also for treatment of your hair. The emollient agent used for the treatment of hair can nourish hair from within, reducing hair fall.

Source of Vitamin B-complex
Coconut is a great source of vitamin B-complex, like pyridoxine, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin and folates. These vitamins are required for replenishing the body.

Great Source of Potassium
The flesh of this food contains huge amount of potassium and can fulfill the daily requirement of the body. This is the reason why it is preferred than any other energy drink.

Maintaining Body Temperature
The water of this tropical fruit is refreshing and can keep the body cool.

Oxygen supply
The water of this fruit supplies various natural nutrients as well as oxygen to all cells.

Detoxification of blood
Coconut water is widely used for detoxification of blood and for promoting overall health.

Replenish body fluids
The water of this fruit has a natural ability of replenishing your body fluid. Therefore, it is recommended to drink coconut water after exercising.

Good for obese people
Both coconut and its water are good choice for reducing weight. All coconut products, including coconut oil can increase the thyroid functioning of the body by twenty percent. This in turn, boosts the metabolism system and energy production.

Develops immune system
This small fruit has positive effect on the health of people and boosts the immune system.

Good for preventing infection
Coconut, especially oil has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial property that can help in preventing infection.

Protects against different viruses
Coconut develops immune system and also acts against viruses of herpes, flu as well as AIDS.

Good for Diabetic Patients
Though coconut meat is restricted for diabetic people, coconut water is good for controlling sugar level of body.

Improves Blood Circulation
Coconut and coconut water is rich in proteins and minerals, which improves blood circulation.

Reduces cancer risk
Coconut water has the natural property of balancing pH level, which allows it to reduce the risks of cancer.

Increases Plasma Level
Coconut water is recommended for those having low plasma count.

Sources: Instant Pharma, Nutrition And You, Wikipedia

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Mani Karthik

As an NRI (Non-Resident Indian), I've lived in the USA, India & Middle East for over a decade, in over 6 cities like Mountain View, Dubai, San Jose, Fort Lauderdale, Kochi, and Chennai. I've worked for small and big companies and recently started my own startup. On this blog, I share everything I've learned in life, living abroad as an NRI with my roots in India. Everything from personal finance to immigration. I'm on a mission to help all NRIs return to India. WhatsApp me at +001-408-489-4785 if you have questions.

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