In this section of Seattle Organic Restaurants I’m going to talk about the health benefits of coconut and coconut oil. Coconut was first discovered in Spain and called coco which means “monkey face” because the appearance of coconut looked like the face of monkey. Coconut is a high source of nutrients, fiber, minerals and vitamins. Almost one third of the world’s food and economy is dependent on coconut.
In Asian countries coconut palm is called the “tree of life”; coconut is very well known in Asian culture for its health benefits and medicinal use. Pacific Islanders used coconut oil to heal many illnesses. Medical publications show that coconut has many health benefits such as killing viruses that cause AIDS, flue, influenza, sore throat, rashes, infections, herpes and hepatitis C.
Coconut has high source of antioxidants and electrolytes that prevents dehydration and energizes the body. Coconut water is much healthier for athletes than energy drinks with all the sugar and artificial color. Coconut water was used in WW2 to heal wounded soldiers with its electrolytes and anti-inflammatory qualities.
Coconut water molecular structure is very close to human blood plasma which means our bodies can digest it easier. Coconut also helps with magnesium and calcium absorption and improves healthy teeth and bones. Coconut is anti-inflammatory and boosts the body’s immune system; it also lowers the level of cholesterol and the chances of heart disease.
Coconut relieves stress and anxiety and reduces health problems caused by diabetes. Coconut lowers fatigue and dissolves kidney stone. Coconut is also low in calories and can help with weight loss. Coconut helps obesity and slows down aging by preventing wrinkles and age spots.