Ten health benefits of coconut!

Zee Media Bureau/Vasavi Garg

Coconuts have slowly become a very hot and versatile food commodity, and are being used in everything from our daily cuisine to our beauty regimens. Not too long ago coconuts had a bad reputation as being an artery clogging, cholesterol packed food that contributed to heart disease.

Today however, coconut is making a huge comeback as the new miracle food. Coconuts are highly nutritious, rich in fiber, and packed with essential vitamins and minerals.

Here are Ten health benefits of coconut:

  • Supports immune system which is beneficial for health as it is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-parasite.
  • Provides a natural source of quick energy, enhances physical and athletic performance.
  • Improves digestion and absorption of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
  • Improves insulin secretion and symptoms associated with diabetes.
  • Helps protect the body from cancers due to insulin reduction, removal of free radicals that cause premature ageing and degenerative disease.
  • Reduces risk of heart diseases and improves good cholesterol.
  • Restores and supports thyroid function.
  • Helps protect against kidney disease and bladder infection.
  • Promotes weight loss.
  • Helps keep hair and skin healthy and youthful looking, prevents wrinkles, sagging skin, age spots, and provides sun protection.
  • Considering the numerous health benefits of coconut, one should include this magical food item in daily diet.


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