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Coconut - Benefits & Uses
Coconut is consider one of the superfood out there in the market. You've seen it in the form of water and milk and it's getting more popular than ever. The reason - it's profound positive effects on health and beauty. This fruit was discovered during the 15th century in the tropical islands throughout the Indian Ocean. It is part of the palm family and the brown outer shell depicting a grinning face of a monkey earns it's name " coquo" (coco). Currently, coconut trees are found growing near coastal waters all over the world. Benefits: 1. Coconut water is a natural rehydration remedy. It contains easily digestible carbohydrate in the form of sugar and electrolytes. The fruit has more potassium than bananas and is a healthier alternative to a sport drinks. 2. This fruit aids in weight control. The fat content in coconut water is extremely low and it also suppresses the appetite and help you feel full longer. 3. Due to the high content of fiber, it aids in indigestion and reduces the occurrence of acid reflux. 4. The fruit is rich in nutrients - fibre, vitamin (C, E, B1, B3, B5, and B6), iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous. Uses: 1. Milk substitution for those that are lactose intolerance. 2. Damage repair and moisturizer for skin and hair. 3. Natural energy booster. 4. The whole coconut tree are used for furniture and other wooden utensils.
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Coconut oil is a miracle worker! My started using it in baking, but now I use it as a conditioner, a lotion, etc!
3 years ago·Reply
I'm really bad at drinking water because I don't like the bland taste. The only way to get me hydrated is coconut water! It tastes amazing and it doesn't dry out my throat like tea.
3 years ago·Reply
My coworker was talking about coconut water all day today so now I'm really interested!
3 years ago·Reply
@galinda if you ever encounter indigestion or constipation. It gets the job done. lol
3 years ago·Reply
I love coconut water. It really helps your potassium levels, which helps regulate your blood pressure and keeps your heart healthy!
3 years ago·Reply
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