Coconut is a fruit which you can found in the kitchens of India. You may love to drink coconut water or use it in kitchen recipes. But do you know, coconut is also a good for your diet and skin and health.
Coconut also make for a good moisturiser, toner and make-up remover. A green coconut is used for drinking its delicious water. The mature nut is used in the kitchens. Coconut’s outer part is green colored and it turns brown as it matures.
Coconut is known as ‘Nariyal’ in Hindi, ‘Kobbari Bondam’ in Telugu, ‘Tenkay’ in Tamil, ‘Karikkin’ in Malayalam, ‘Thengina Kai’ in Kannada, and ‘Narikelera’ in Bengali.
Fresh green coconut contains sweet water which is very beneficial for health. It is mainly reaction free.
Health Benefits of Coconut:
Coconut has a high amount of saturated fats. The fatty acids in coconut are absorbed by the body.
Fiber rich food-
It has high value fiber, more than 61%. It slows down the release of glucose. It also helps in relieving stress on pancreas.
Coconut improves insulin secretion. It helps to control diabetes. Coconut benefits quick digestion. It supports absorption of nutrients and minerals while providing dietary fibre. It also reduces vomiting.
Works as anti-ageing-
Coconut is anti-thrombotic, anti-carcinogenic and anti-ageing.
Coconut is very important to boost immunity. It has antiviral, antifungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-parasitic properties. Consuming coconut in its raw form can help to treat some of the worst and most resilient illness like throat infections, bronchitis, urinary tract infection, tapeworms and more.
It is especially beneficial to treat colon and breast cancer.
Keeps you hydrated-
Coconut water has electrolytes which keeps you hydrated. People should use coconut water in their diet who are having workout and other stressful activities.
Nutritious and healthy-
Coconut water is more nutritious and healthier than milk. It is naturally sterile. It also cures hangover. Coconut water has a natural isotonic beverage in the same level as that in the blood.
Improves blood cholesterol-
It helps to improve blood cholesterol level in the body.
saturated fats in coconut raise the good cholesterol in the body and control the LDL to a benign subtype. This improvement in cardiovascular risk factors theoretically leads to reducing risk of developing heart diseases.
Beneficial during pregnancy-
Coconut water is sterile and is very good for pregnant ladies. It is good for mother and baby. It protects baby from infection and other disease.
Healthy bones and teeth-
Eating coconut can help you develop healthy bones and teeth. It improves calcium absorption.
Coconut for Skin care:
Coconut is a natural moisturizer. Apply virgin coconut oil on your skin, make your skin hydrated.
Coconut is also a natural toner. Coconut fat minimizes the pores which are open and can damage the skin.
Coconut’s toning property helps to prevent acne.
You can use coconut oil as a make-up remover. Rub coconut oil on your face gently. It will remove makeup and also excess oil. It makes your skin smooth.
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