His pulp, his milk, his oil are an invitation to travel, but Coconut is also one of the few foods classified as a Superfood.
Coconut oil helps maintain a healthy weight
Coconut oil contains some fats known as Medium Chain Triglycerides that break down fats in your liver and help you burn energy. Coconut oil is also a natural appetite suppressant.
It has anti-mocrobial properties
Coconut contains around 50° of Lauric Acid. When coconut oil is enzymatically digested, it also forms a monoglyceride called Monolaurin. Both Lauric Acid and Monolaurin can kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi and even Candida Albicans.
The Fatty Acids in Coconut Oil can boost brain function and can help reduce Seizures
The MCTS in coconut oil can increase the blood concentration of Ketone bodies.
Some people have a reduced ability to use glucose for energy in certain parts of the brain. Ketone bodies can supply energy for the brain and provide an alternative energy source for the malfunctioning cells.
Coconut raises HDL
Raw coconut oil increase levels of good cholesterol.
It’s full of minerals and oligo-elements
Coconut contains more than 15% Manganese, 8% of Copper, over 6% of Phosphorus, Molybdenum an Iron, 5% of Zinc and Magnesium.
It helps to relieve hangovers
Alcohol dehydrates you and causes unpleasant nausea and horrible headaches. Coconut water rehydrates you. It contains about 45% of water.
Coconut soothes persistent skin conditions
Coconut oil can improve the moisture and lipid content of the skin and has a detoxifying effect on the complexion. It can also block about 20% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. It can also be very protective against hair damage and use in a process called Oil pulling; it can remove the bacteria and toxins from your mouth and improve dental health.
Way to incorporate more coconut in your diet
Refreshing, tasty and crispy, Coconut can be eaten, drink and cooked in different dishes. The easiest way to eat more coconut oil is to substitute it for up to half of the butter or others oils.