Now, your lovely fruit from the so called “tree of life” is among those awesome foods that are not just brilliant because of their irresistible and delicious taste. Your coconut has so many things to offer your health and overall wellness. Are you ready? Here we go.
If you have not heard, coconut is another friend for our sisters who are on their way to losing weight. Coconut effectively speeds up one’s metabolism thus providing an immediate source of energy for the body to utilize and it also has lower calorie levels as compared to other fats. People who have been consuming coconut are found to not feel hungry for considerably longer periods of time.
Coconut is also a good friend to the heart. Coconut, just so you know, provides short and medium chain fatty acids that are found to be important to maintain good health. Many fatty acids are long chain fatty acids which are bad for the health. On the other hand, short and medium chain fatty acids pose no threat to one’s cholesterol levels. Actually, they even help cut the risk of atherosclerosis and provides good defense against other heart ailments.
Coconut is also high in dietary fiber which is a good thing. Dietary fibers are non-digestible carbohydrates that contain no calories. Thus, no calorie is derived from coconut and it poses no threat to one’s blood sugar levels.
Coconuts are also found to have low glycemic index. This means that coconut fiber slows down the release of glucose thus needing less insulin to utilize and transport the glucose into cells where glucose is converted into energy. It also is found to help in easing stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body thus lowering the risk of diabetes.
Consumption of coconut could also ease our sweet tooth. Coconut consumption improves the secretion of insulin and usage of blood sugar. Coconut’s health fat content slows down any significant rise in the blood sugar level and deals with our hard-to-control sweet cravings.
Since coconuts are rich in fiber, they are also good for digestion. They improve absorption of important nutrients like vitamins, minerals and amino acids thus reducing the risk of digestive and bowel disorder symptoms.
Coconut is also a good source of instant energy. The body uses the coconut as a quick source of energy rather than storing its fat. It also improves one’s endurance during intense physical activities like sports. It also promotes healthy thyroid function thus reducing the occurrence of chronic fatigue.
Aside from the abovementioned benefits of coconut, we should also celebrate the fact that coconuts have no trans-fat, gluten, and toxin. Moreover, it is hypoallergenic, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-parasitic. It improves the efficiency of the body’s immune system.
Another good thing about coconuts is that it is not just a simple product that we eat. We could consume its coconut water, coconut oil, and coconut milk. Some people also create a coconut-flavored ice cream. Truly, coconut is nature’s miracle from a tree that is also a miracle itself.