Health Benefits of Coconuts

Updated at: Jul 14, 2018
Health Benefits of Coconuts

A coconut can be used for many purposes, one of the most popular use is consuming the water and eating the pulply layer. Why? Because, it has immense health benefits.

Bhadra Kamalasanan
Exercise & FitnessWritten by: Bhadra KamalasananPublished at: Jan 04, 2018

When Mrs. Bhaskaran was going through menopause, she was advised by her doctor to undergo surgery for relief from menopause complications. But, her neighbour, who is an Ayurveda expert, advised against the surgery and suggested that she drink tender coconut water every day. And Alas! Mrs. Bhaskaran never had to undergo surgery. Such is the wonder of coconut.

There is a reason why coconut is so popular in tropical locations and almost everything from decoratives to cutlery is made of coconut in the places.  Apart from being an incentive to interior designing, coconuts are amazing for health as well. Some of their benefits are listed below:

Coconuts are anti-obesity

Obesity is a popular concern in almost every country, especially the U.S. This endemic can be ticked off with the help of coconut. It has been found that those people who regularly consume coconut products every day can go without eating for several hours without running the risk of hypoglycemia.

Improve heart health

Coconut is enriched with short and medium-chain fatty acids that are very good for the heart. In the book Coconut Cures:Preventing and Treating Common Health Problems with Coconut, Bruce Fife says that those people who eat coconut oil as part of their diet every day tend to have a low incidence of heart disease. In fact, he adds, people who consume the most coconut oil have the lowest rate of heart disease in the world. No wonder, people in Philippines consume coconut as a staple diet.

Reduce cravings for sweets

This is for diabetics! Coconuts make sure that there is improved insulin secretion and the optimum utilisation of glucose present in the blood. They have healthy fats that ensure the slowdown of rise in blood sugar levels, thereby reducing hypoglycemic cravings.

Quickly boost energy

A coconut acts as a super nutritious and an instant source of energy. When you drink coconut water or bite a few pieces of the fruit, the body utilises the nutrients present in it to produce energy instead of storing fat, supporting an improved endurance when one is engaged in an athletic or physical performance. Besides, it promotes healthy functioning of the thyroid, relieving all the symptoms of chronic fatigue.

Improve digestion

By enhancing the absorption of nutrients like minerals, vitamins and amino acids present in coconut, it allows for improved digestion. Besides, it proves to be beneficial in treating constipation as it has a good amount of dietary fibre in it.

Coconut, if you see, a must food because of its super nutrients.

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