What Are The Benefits Of Coconuts?

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What Are The Benefits Of Coconuts?

Summer is finally in full swing and with lots new “summer” products coming, a lot of them seem to be coconut, pineapple or watermelon flavored/scented. But today we are only going to be talking about coconuts, one of the most eaten fruits around the world (yes it’s a fruit not a nut.) There are so many health benefits to them that people sipping their piña colada don't know about! Here are five things to consider as you read vacation tips.

1. The oil can kill bacteria

Coconut oil has been proven to kill pathogens such as viruses and fungi. Since this oil is 50% lauric acid, it is able to kill any bacteria when it is digested. Not only that but lauric acid can also turn into monolaurin which has been researched to find that it can kill off components in yeast infections.

2. Coconut water has high levels of potassium

Potassium is an electrolyte needed for daily functioning, it can mostly be found in bananas. It regulates your water level so you don’t get dehydrated. The water, or juice as some call it, inside the coconut is rich in potassium, making it a great source of hydration and electrolyte supplier.

3. Coconut meat and oil improves hair and skin

Many people use coconut oil to protect and improve their hair, skin and nails. Since coconuts have a moisturizing agent, eating it can bring moisture to your skin, making it a healthier skin care option. The agents in these coconuts also have the power to restore damaged hair and make it grow fuller and healthier.

4. Coconut can burn fat

The triglycerides in coconut oil and coconut “meat”  have been shown to increase calories burned over 24 hours by as much as 5%. Meaning that calories and fat can be burned a lot quicker with the aid of coconut oil in case anyone was looking for a more effective way to lose fat.

5. Coconut water contains antioxidants

Coconut water holds many antioxidants which can protect cells from too many free radicals. Not only that but these antioxidants lower the risk of infections from bacteria or viruses the skin and blood may have been exposed to and further boosting the metabolism system.

To summarize these points, coconuts have various benefits including killing bacteria, burning fat and providing and apt amount of potassium to the system. The benefits also aid with healthy skin, not just internally, making coconuts the perfect natural skin care provider.

Delicious smelling, but definitely not tasting, coconut soap bars can be found here!

 

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  • Alice Kazakov
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