Health benefits of Coconut oil
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 was called coco which means “monkey face” because the appearance of coconut looks like the face of monkey. Coconut is a high source of nutrients, fiber, minerals and vitamins. Almost one third of the world’s food supply 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 is a high source of antioxidants and electrolytes and can help to prevent dehydration and energize the body. Coconut water is much healthier for athletes than energy drinks that have high levels of sugar and artificial color. Coconut water was used in WW2 to heal wounded soldiers and it's known for its electrolytes and anti-inflammatory properties.
Coconut water's 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 can improve healthy teeth and bones. Coconut is a great anti-inflammatory and can boost the body’s immune system; it also lowers the level of cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart diseases.
Coconut can relieve stress and anxiety and reduce 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.