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Coconut Power

Coconut water is the clear liquid from young coconuts and is one of nature’s most refreshing drinks consumed worldwide for its nutritious and health benefiting properties. It contains electrolytes, calcium, potassium, magnesium, enzymes, zinc, selenium, Vit C and amino acids. It is low in fat and carbohydrates and has a similar chemical profile to our blood plasma.

Many studies have shown that coconut water has antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities and may help with a number of minor to severe health conditions.

This nutrient rich drink has been used to regulate blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels, and it has been found to boost energy levels and increase metabolism in the human body. Other conditions that it has been found to be effective at treating include stomach flu, dysentery, indigestion, constipation, intestinal worms, cholera, urinary abnormalities, urethral stone, malfunctioning kidneys, dry and itchy skin, age spots, and wrinkles.

Research on these health benefits:

  • The cytokinins and lauric acid help regulate the cell growth and their divisions and can minimize the aging of skin cells, balance PH levels, and keep the connective tissues strong and hydrated.

  • The high potassium levels and lauric acid can help regulate blood pressure and can help increase HDL (good) cholesterol, which makes it a wonderful natural treatment for maintaining good cardiovascular health.

  • The high potassium levels and minerals helps to regulate our internal fluids and replenish and rehydrate the body so great after exercise, in warm climates and after dysentery.

  • The natural electrolytes help increase the body’s metabolism and may benefit people who are struggling with weight issues.

  • Lauric acid in coconut water is converted into monolaurin which has great antiviral, antiprotozoal and antibacterial activity which helps fight against intestinal worms, parasites, lipid-coated viruses and other gastrointestinal tract infections in children and adults.

Coconut oil has shown to protect heart function and cardiac tissue and is protective against cardiovascular disease. It is a medium-chain fatty acid helping with energy production, speeding up the rate at which the body burns fat and supporting healthy fat metabolism. It is also a great oil to cook with as it does not become a trans fatty acid and can be heated up to 120C. It is so versatile that it can also be used on the body as a natural moisturizer, as remember anything you put on your body you should be able to eat too!

It is such a versatile plant providing us with food, medicine and fuel. Incorporate this amazing plant in to your life and allow your health to benefit.


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