The Health Benefits of Coconut

Coconut juice, milk, cream and the shavings of the coconut flesh are highly beneficial to your health. Luckily, this healthy nut is also a tasty ingredient for soups, stews, curries, desserts and drinks.

The coconut palm grows in warm, humid climates. The word “coco” originally meant “monkey”, and the coconut was given its name because of the three spots on its shell that resembles a monkey’s face.

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This large nut contains vitamins, minerals, natural oils and fiber.

Coconut for Sportsmen and Women

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Coconut boosts energy and endurance, enhancing physical and athletic performance. It quickly creates a nutritional boost of energy that lasts. It supports tissue and muscle healing and repair, which means that it can help sore muscles after a heavy work out to repair quickly, enabling the body to endure heavy exercise sooner.

Coconut flesh, water, milk or cream is utilized by the body to produce energy in preference to being stored as body fat like other dietary fats. It also improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose.

Coconut as a Weight-Loss Assistant

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Coconut increases the metabolic rate of the body, which means that energy is consumed faster and excess body weight is burned off. This process is completely natural, and doesn’t cause the body any harm.

Coconut prevents weight and obesity problems by speeding up the metabolism.

Coconut as a Beautifying Agent

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Coconut contains a PH that is good for the skin, supporting the natural chemical balance of the skin. It softens the skin and helps to relieve dryness and flaking. Coconut can prevent wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots.

Coconut promotes healthy looking hair and helps to control dandruff. For both the skin and hair, coconut protects from the damaging, aging effects of the sun.

Coconut for Kids

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Coconut contains many of the vitamins and minerals essential for healthy growth in children.

It improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth. Coconut helps to protect the skin from the harmful effects of the sun, while promoting a healthy complexion and beautiful hair.

This nut is a tasty boost of energy for kids.

Coconut for Relieving Complaints and Illnesses

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Coconut kills the contagious viruses that cause the common cold, influenza, hepatitis C, measles and herpes.

As an antibacterial, it kills the bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum disease and cavities, pneumonia, and gonorrhea, and other diseases.

It also has antifungal agents that kill fungi and yeasts that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete’s foot, thrush, diaper rash, and other infections.

Expels or kills tapeworms, lice, giardia, and other parasites.

Coconut relieves stress on the pancreas and enzyme systems of the body, therefore reducing the symptoms associated with pancreatitis.

For diabetics, coconut relieves the symptoms and health risks associated with diabetes.

It reduces the problems associated with melabsorption syndrome and cystic fibrosis.

Coconut helps to relieve the symptoms associated with gallbladder disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and stomach ulcers.

It improves digestion and bowel function, solving the complaints of diarrhea or constipation.

Coconut also reduces the symptoms associated the psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.

Coconut as a Preventive Measure against Disease

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Coconut helps to protect the body against osteoporosis, kidney disease, liver disease and bladder infections. It also protects the body from breast, colon and other cancers.

Coconut is heart healthy; it improves the cholesterol ratio and protects the arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease.

It helps to prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay.

Coconut also helps to protect the body from harmful free radicals that promote premature aging and degenerative disease.

Coconut isn’t just a versatile tropical nut that adds flavor to curries, soups, stews and desserts; it is also a highly beneficial health food.

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  1. amazing coconut, it’s really the fruit of life….

  2. Great article. Who’d of thought coconut had so many health and medicinal uses? I knew about the anti-aging capabilities of coconut but didn’t know about some of the other health benefits. It’s fantastic for reducing wrinkles

  3. wow,i like this article.hope you’ll continue to share.

  4. >.< < @(-.-)@

  5. interesting articles. thanks.

  6. *cough* where are the sources, credible references, etc?

  7. WOW .. Who new that Coconut is so amazing. Thanks for such an informative article and educating me on how incredible the Coconut is….

  8. wow i never knew coconut can help things…i just thought its like candy(the coconut milk)..ya know makes your teeth rot and stuff like that but it actualy prevents/treats things like that…i kinda feel bad for people who are allergic to coconut related things..nice articles they are realy usefull

  9. Thank you very much for such illustrative effort. I’m drooling for one now!

  10. i have a pain in my back three months ago and last week 2 weeks i have uti, but the antibiotics did not work for me, i try a lot of remedies like apple cider, more water intake, more vegetable, but it did not stop the pain, one time i search the internet about the benefits of this God’s wonderful and medicinal creation, and it works! i really thank god that im on my road to recovery and not need to go to my doctor again, i just take one can of coconut juice, drinking lots of water, and also taking a half cup of coconut milk and it really really works, especially on my skin! i hope this story can help people who suffer uti like me..

    and also avoid salty and fatty foods.. help your self

    god bless us all

  11. thanks a lot. i will never let coconut go waste. i’ve really been enlightened.

  12. I just ate a quarter cup and could not believe that there was 20 grams of fat in it! But good fat none the less. Do you get the same benefits out of consuming just the oil as opposed to the actual meat of the coconut?

  13. I’ve started adding coconut milk to my morning protein shakes, and I absolutely love it. A can costs the same as a raw coconut, but you don’t have to crack that stubborn shell to get to the good stuff. My only small concern is that there are some preservatives in the can of coconut milk, but what can you do…

  14. To have more vitamins using the coconut eat the shell then smack it on your head so that it well make you a stronger than ever it has been tested by the AB normal class and the hole world ! ! ! ( – _ – )…………….garanty buy most Doctors if they hate you be carefull…………

  15. wow, excellent this is awsome. Infact, coconut is the tree of life. May the Almighty God richly bless you for this research.

  16. This is really fantastic advice, thank you so much .

  17. ^.^ I love coconut. I am basically a coconut retard! And thanks, I can enjoy what I love, while still looking like a 16-year-old-model-lol/

  18. if i will ask question,what is the health benefit of coconut?

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