Coconut nutrition facts

Coconut nutrition facts

Coconut is probably one of the oldest “fruits” around. Named “cocoa nut” meaning “skull nut” it has now claimed it’s place in almost any store, in any home, in any form.

For me, coconuts is typical of Asia and a must if you are in the region. But it is common in most tropical parts of the world.

In Asia I saw coconut being used as a multipurpose product first hand. Nothing from the coconut is allowed to go to waste.

The outer skin of the coconut is used as fuel or base for garden pots or fertilizer for plants.

The meat is eaten raw or squeezed in water to make coconut milk like they do it in Sri Lanka.

Some make an income by drying coconuts on the ground selling them to coconut oil factories. I saw an 87 year old woman in the Philippines who dried coconuts in front of her home on the asphalt everyday. That was her only income.

In western countries, coconut has become more and more accepted as one of the must have health products. We don’t use it solidly as coconut milk in cooking but for hair oil, in baking and in cosmetics as well. Coconut water is now bursting it’s way into becoming the number one health drink.

But coconut does actually live up to its reputation.

Coconuts contains a high level of electrolytes that controls your body fluid. Drinking a coconut when your dehydrated or suffering from getting to much sun is often a better choice than a glass of water since the coconut hydrates more.

Coconut also:

Improves digestion

Relieves stress

Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth.

Functions as a barrier from harmful free radicals that promote premature aging and degenerative disease.

has benefits to your skin. One tablespoon a day of coconut oil can keep your skin clear and problem free. Mosturising your skin from the inside.

There are different types of coconuts. Like the famous King coconut, green and yellow to mention a few. I will write about the different ones and their different benefits in a later post. So don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter and Like me on Facebook to get the latest updates.

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