COCONUTS: ALL ABOUT THE COCONUT OILS, Coconut WATER, AND COCONUT FLESH
I already enjoy the flavor of coconut shreds on cookies and chocolate-covered coconut shreds! I didn’t even know there were any health benefits until I looked them up! Here are some of the coolest facts on coconuts, coconut water, and coconut oil.
COCONUT MEAT AND COCONUT WATER: GREAT FOR THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM!
You could be thinking, what is coconut meat!? Coconut meat is the white insides of the coconut, beyond the brown hairy outside of the coconut. Some people also call it the flesh.
Coconut meat is amazing for the digestive system! Most of the fiber in the meat is insoluble, which means it will not be digested. But instead, it helps your digestive system by bulking up your stool and helping your body absorb a lot of nutrients from other foods. It also helps with smooth bowel movements. Lastly, fiber makes you full, so coconut can be contributing to your fullness.
Coconut water is the water from an immature coconut, basically the water is the white meat before it solidifies.
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Coconut water is extremely healthy for you especially if you drink coconut water fresh from the fruit. It is rich in antioxidants and potassium. It also helps break down foods in the stomach. Coconut water can even detoxify and clean out your body. In fact, it actually helps the body get better at cleaning itself out.
COCONUT: GOOD FOR THE BRAIN AND BONES
Did you know coconut is good for the brain!? It helps your memory by helping prevent memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease.
Coconut oil is great for memory as well as helping with weakened or hurt brains and also helps with Alzheimer’s.
COCONUT WATER: ENERGY BOOSTER!
Coconut water has electrolytes that boost your energy as well as blood acidity as well as create new and build body tissue. Coconut water is also a great drink for athletes and post-exercises for theese same benefits.
COCONUT OIL: BOOSTING METABOLISM!
Even as coconut oil has many skin benefits such as killing bacteria off of the skin and for some people even helping with dry skin and eczema, coconut oil is great for consuming in meals as it is great for the immune system.
COCONUT WATER: GOOD FOR YOUR BLOOD SUGAR
When drunken regularly, coconut water can help regulate blood sugar.
FACT VERSUS FICTION: COCONUTS
Q: do coconuts raise your cholestrerol?
The answer is yes and no-in my opinion. Most sites say while coconuts, coconut oil especially, raises LDL (bad cholesterol) it also raises HDL (good cholesterol.) I personally think in the long run, I think it will do no harm as long as you eat coconut oil and coconut in moderation.
Q: are coconuts full of fat!?
Yes they are! But that doesn’t mean it’s bad for you! This has a lot to do with the fact that the saturated fats found in coconuts creates cholesterol. But coconut isn’t bad for you as long as you eat it in moderation!
And those are the basic amazing health facts about Coconuts.