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How Coconut Is Good For Health?

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Coconut have slowly become a versatile food commodity. They are being used in everything from our daily meal to our beauty regimens. They are highly nutritious, rich in fiber and full of essential vitamins and minerals. There are many benefits of including coconut in your diet. Here are seven benefits of coconut that you should know.


1. Keep the Body Hydrated

The water in young coconut is filled with electrolytes that are responsible for keeping your body properly hydrated. This nutritious beverage will also keep your nerves and muscles functioning properly.


2. Good for Dry Skin

If dry skin is making your life unhappy then use coconut oil as it nourishes your skin and repairs the damage caused due to dryness. Coconut oil contains antioxidants that lower the aging process. It also cleanses your skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.


3. Beneficial for Bones and Teeth

Eating coconuts improves the ability of your body to absorb manganese and calcium, which is important for development of bones and can also help to prevent osteoporosis. Moreover, the coconut meat can help to kill the unnecessary bacteria present in your mouth and protect your teeth and gums from cavities or infections related to root canal.


4. Reduces the Risk of Diabetes

Did you know coconut improves insulin secretion and symptoms related with diabetes? It is rich in anti-oxidants and anti-stress nutrients that are good for those suffering with diabetes. The medium chain fatty acids found in coconut are easy to digest but harder to convert into body fat, helping keep the blood sugar under control.


5. Gives Your Hair a Shiny Look

Coconut is a rich source of monolaurin and lauric acid which makes it antifungal and antibacterial in nature. These properties will protect the scalp from dandruff, lice and itchy scalp which are mainly responsible for reducing hair growth, helps in healthy growth of hair and gives your hair a shiny look.


6. It Might Lessens the Chance of Alzheimer's

Early studies show that consuming Medium Chain Triglycerides helps to improve the symptoms of alzheimer's disease. The MCTs are richly found in coconut and have ketogenic properties which might help in preventing Alzheimer's disorders. Fundamentally the therapeutic properties found in coconut fat keep mental health in check.

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7. Help to Loss Weight

If you want to loss weight then you should look into consuming coconuts. Even with saturated fat, it is unlike the saturated fat soaked in high calories and cholesterol. Coconut oil is rich in a medium chain fatty acids that can help boost metabolism and aid weight loss. The fat burns off as energy instead of sticking to your belly.


Coconuts provides highly useful nutrients. It contains moderate amount of saturated fats, so it is better to enjoy it in a moderate amount.

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Nian (author) from Pakistan on September 09, 2021:

Thankyou Rozlin for your kind comment. Much appreciated,dear sister.

Many Love and Blessings.

Rozlin from UAE on September 09, 2021:

Well researched and well written article on coconut, Eman. I learnt a lot from your hub. Every part of the coconut and coconut tree is useful. None of the part goes waste. It is used in some other ways. thank you for sharing this hub on coconut.

Many blessings to you, dear sister.

Nian (author) from Pakistan on September 09, 2021:


Misbah Sheikh on September 09, 2021:

Aww... Eman, thank you so much. You see the good in me because you are the best. What we see in others is a reflection of ourselves. Thank you so much, dear sister, for your kind words. It means a lot to me. Allah bless you always. Ameen!

Nian (author) from Pakistan on September 09, 2021:

Thankyou Misbah for your beautiful comment. You are a generous person with beautiful soul.

Many Blessings to you,dear sister.

Misbah Sheikh on September 09, 2021:

Eman, This was an interesting and informative article about the benefits of cocunut. I enjoyed reading it. Thank you so much for sharing this, dear sister.

Blessings and Love to you

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