Haven’t we all hated the 12 glasses of water a day rule? What if you could substitute that with the refreshing coconut water which is a rich source of electrolytes thus replenishing your body’s lost minerals? Coconut water is a nutritious superfood that is tasty, healthy, and guilt free.
Some benefits of coconut for your body are:
Keeps your heart healthy
Providing your body with MCFAs (Medium-chained fatty acids), this superfood lowers your risk of atherosclerosis, a symptom that leads the walls of your arteries to thicken thus causing heart diseases. It has no negative effects on your cholesterol and is thus your secret to a healthy heart.
Improves your digestive system
With 61% dietary fibre, coconuts can help heal constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and stomach cramps. Moreover, being non-digestible, no calories are taken from this super food thus making the roughness of the flesh cleanse your colon without adding the calories.
Balance your blood sugar levels
A low glycemic index of coconut regulates your sugar levels by slowing down the release of glucose in the blood thus decreasing the requirement of insulin. It thus relieves the strain on the pancreas to release insulin and on other enzyme structures of the body, in turn preventing diabetes. It also keeps you from sugar cravings and keeps you fuller for long thus aiding weight loss.
Lowers your cholesterol
With the risk of heart diseases increasing everyday, it is surprising that coconut helps balance the cholesterol by increasing the HDL or good cholesterol due to the high content of saturated fats and decreases LDL or bad cholesterol.
Improves your thyroid function
This nutritious superfood helps increase your metabolism and restore your thyroid function leading to weight loss. However, if you are of thyroid medication already, it is best to consult your physician before shifting to coconut healing elements.
Increase anti-aging components
While age can’t be stopped, the signs of ageing can be slowed down or minimized with the use of coconut oil that contains essential emollients. It reduces wrinkles and moisturizes your skin to avoid dryness. Filler with anti-oxidants, it also fights off free radicals, which are a cause of early ageing and wrinkles. It helps maintain the skin’s elasticity as it removes the outermost layer of dead cells.
Increase Sperm count
Coconut flesh functions better than other food as a sexual-fluid builder. While the normal process of chewing food, incorporating into the blood stream, bones and lymphatic fluids and finally into producing reproductive fluid takes 35 days, coconut flesh would do it within one day.
Provides healthy fertility
True to being called ‘Tree of Life’, coconut meat enhances the quality of breast milk thus ensuring a healthy child. Moreover, when conceiving, coconut flesh turns into breast milk almost immediately. Also, coconut water, oil, cream, and milk are all used extensively during and after pregnancy.
Maintains overall body health
Coconut water helps dissolve kidney stones and eliminate associated pain. Coconut helps prevent Cholera due to the concentration of albumin and organic sodium. It promotes a balanced hormone function and helps detoxify the body preventing it from cardiovascular diseases or hypoglycemia.