Coconut is well-known for its resourcefulness, its uses range from cooking to skin care. They form a regular part of the diet of people in the tropics and subtropics. The greasy coconut oil is white, hard, and has long shelf life, it fries things nicely.
It’s also the world’s new wonder food. In the western world, this tropical nut has gained popularity recently; it’s being used on the skin and hair, as cooking medium, improving athletic performance and so on…
Coconuts stand apart from other fruits for the presence of large quantities of water when they are tender or immature. Coconuts are a rich source of vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, selenium, sodium and phosphorous
Coconut Oil Contains Fatty Acids with Powerful Healing Properties: Unlike other fats and oils that are popular for cooking and baking, coconut oil does not form dangerous trans fatty acids in our bodies, which can raise the cholesterol levels.
Helps Fight Diseases: It helps in regulating blood glucose levels and prevents strokes, Alzheimer’s, and arthritis.
Promotes Oral Hygiene: Rubbing a little fresh coconut oil on your gums and teeth can keep them stronger and free from bacteria that can cause cavities.
Helps Burn More Fat: It aids in weight loss, by reducing appetite and increasing fat burning. Coconut oil is especially effective at reducing belly fat.
Coconut Oil Can Protect Hair Damage, Moisturise Skin and Function as Sunscreen: It’s the best skin treatment product. Unlike traditional products that release fats and oils to the skin and make you look older, coconut oil actually replenishes the skin, giving it a young and healthy glow.
Helps Gain Endurance: Athletes looking for quick energy boosts consume coconut oil in a liquid form.
Coconut oil being a saturated fat most experts agree that consuming it in moderation isn’t likely to harm, but most studies so far on its properties have been short term. Further long-term studies need to be initiated to conclusively determine whether coconut oil is really a wonder food.
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