THE COCONUT NUT IS THE GIANT OF ALL NUTS
This playbook on Superfoods is not complete without stressing the humongous importance of the most underutilized, ever available and often taken for granted giant of all the nut world. Maybe because it grows in abundance mostly in underdeveloped and warm countries, so that its food and drink values, potent protein, meaty plant substitute and its medicinal qualities have not been studied or appreciated much. Today, scientists, doctors and researchers have derived a number of studies showing the great food, drink and medicinal purposes of this wonder superfood.
These are 10 benefits of Coconut Oil:
- Boost in Good Cholesterol
- Good for Blood Sugar and Diabetes
- Helps Fight Back Against Alzheimers Disease
- Helps Stop Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure
- Aids in Liver Health
- Boosts Energy
- Aids in Digestion
- Acts as a Salve for Wounds and Burns
- Acts as an Anti-aging Component
- Helps with Weight Loss
The coconut meat is especially high in manganese, which is essential for bone health and the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and cholesterol. They are also rich in copper and iron, which help form red blood cells, as well as selenium, an important antioxidant that protects cells. The juice derived from the coconut acts as a digestive. It helps in quick digestion and prevents bloating after meals. Regular consumption of coconut water also helps in maintaining the electrolyte balance in the body and thus, keeps blood pressure in control and improves digestive functions.
THE SCIENCE: Ways to Take Coconut Oil Especially for Weight Loss
“Coconut oil also can help with weight loss, as it acts as a fat burner and a calorie burner, especially with doses of unrefined coconut oil. It also acts as an appetite suppressant. One study shows that the caprylic acid in coconut oil helps boost thyroid performance, which in turn reduces a body’s resting heart rate and aids in burning fat for an increased energy boost. Best to start just with limiting your daily intake of cocout oil to two tablespoons (30 ml) that should leave enough room in your diet for additional fat nutirents, like nuts, olive oil, and some fruits.” Use coconut oil in baking, frying or simply adding a tablespoon in your coffee or tea.
“ Ways to Take Coconut Oil “ Written by Brian O’ Connell
Written by: Loudette Hizon Guevara