Go Nuts with Coconuts! - Uses and Benefits

December 11, 2018

The many uses and benefits of coconuts

 

Chilly, windy, and snowy it is definitely wintertime! Your skin and hair can probably tell you all about it. Feeling dry, flaking, or just plain undernourished? The weather can be completely responsible for that.

 

Put a tropical touch into your winter blues with the super fruit Coconut! Coconut and coconut oil’s unique combination of fatty acids can have positive effects on your health and overall person!

 

"The grass is in fact always greener underneath a coconut tree!"  

 

 

 

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Trying to limit your milk intake or looking for a replacement? You’ve probably already heard of almond milk, but give coconut milk a try too! Low fat options are available and are great in smoothies. There are even yogurts that are made from coconut milk which are delicious!
 
Coconut water is also a refreshing and ultra hydrating option. It is low in fat and rich in easily digested carbohydrates!

 

What's the Dish?
 

Coconut oil is a great source of energy, lipids and other nutrients. In fact it contains vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin E and K, plus calcium, zinc, and iron. More than 90% of coconut oil consists of fatty free acids. 

 

While this might not immediately sound like a good thing, these saturated fatty acids assimilate into the body’s systems as Lauric, Capric, and other positive acids. These acids help the body deal with viruses and diseases.
 

Health Benefits
 
 

Antimicrobial Effects: Coconut oil has been known to kill the viruses that cause influenza, measles, hepatitis, and herpes.

 

It also kills bacteria that cause throat infections, urinary tract infections, and pneumonia.

 

Coconut oil also plays a part in eliminating fungi and yeast such as those that cause ringworm, athlete’s foot, or thrush.

 

Diabetes: Pure coconut oil helps to control blood sugar, improving the secretion of insulin. This helps to promote the effective use of blood glucose, preventing and treating diabetes.

Bone Health: Taking in coconut oil also helps the body absorb important minerals including calcium and magnesium, which are vital for the development of bones.Boosts Energy: It has fewer calories than other oils and its fat content is easily converted into energy. Due to this, athletes and bodybuilders who are dieting often choose it.

Increased Fat Burning: The medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil have been shown to increase calorie burns. Even more, the fatty acids can significantly reduce appetite!

 

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It also kills bacteria that cause throat infections, urinary tract infections, and pneumonia. Coconut oil also plays a part in eliminating fungi and yeast such as those that cause ringworm, athlete’s foot, or thrush. 

 

Pure coconut oil helps to control blood sugar, improving the secretion of insulin. This helps to promote the effective use of blood glucose, preventing and treating diabetes. 

 

Taking in coconut oil also helps the body absorb important minerals including calcium and magnesium, which are vital for the development of bones.  

 

Boosts Energy: It has fewer calories than other oils and its fat content is easily converted into energy. Due to this, athletes and bodybuilders who are dieting often choose it.

 

Acupressure Relief Tip!

While practicing your favourite acupressure positions and points, use some coconut oil on the spot to make your personal massage more relaxing and smooth.

Cosmetic Uses and Coconut!


 

Skin:

  • Studies show that using coconut oil on dry skin can vastly improve its moisture content

  • Has anti-aging, wound-healing, and anti-inflammatory properties

  • Topical application reduces the severity of eczema and psoriasis

  • Can also be used to treat burns and help to repair the skin’s barrier in general

 
Hair:

  • Women in tropical coastal regions of the world use coconut oil for their gorgeous shiny hair

  • Due to low molecular weight, the coconut oil is able to penetrate the hair shaft, this prevents damage and reduces protein loss

  • Excellent deep conditioner and helps the re-growth process of damaged hair

  • Regularly massage your head with it to help keep your scalp dandruff free

 

Teeth:

  • Swish coconut oil around in your mouth, ‘oil pulling’

  • This helps reduce plaque formation and plaque-induced gingivitis

  • Helps to whiten teeth

  • Kills harmful bacteria and bad breath

To Use:

If you are using topically, just melt the oil or put in a small bowl and warm it
 
You can use coconut oil for coking in your recipes. It is a great replacement for butter or vegetable oil!

 

 

“For I am a coconut, and the heart of me is sweeter than you know.” –Nikki Grimes

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