Today I was thinking really hard of what I should write about first. No surprise, coconuts came to mind. Coconut is an incredible superfood I use every single day and I would love to share with you why. I use every part of the coconut either in cooking or on my skin. It is delicious and beneficial for all aspects of your health inside and out.
Modern medical science is now confirming the use of coconut in treating many conditions I have written bellow. Published studies in medical journals show that coconut, in one form or another, may provide a range of health benefits.
-Kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum disease and cavities, pneumonia, and gonorrhea, and other diseases.
-Kills fungi and yeasts that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete’s foot, thrush, diaper rash, and other infections.
-Expels or kills tapeworms, lice, giardia, and other parasites.
-Provides a nutritional source of quick energy.
-Boosts energy and endurance, enhancing physical and athletic performance.
-Improves digestion and absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
-Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose.
-Relieves stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body.
-Reduces symptoms associated with pancreatitis.
-Helps relieve symptoms and reduce health risks associated with diabetes.
-Reduces problems associated with malabsorption syndrome and cystic fibrosis.
-Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth.
-Helps protect against osteoporosis.
-Helps relieve symptoms associated with gallbladder disease.
-Relieves symptoms associated with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and stomach ulcers.
-Improves bowel function.
-Relieves pain and irritation caused by hemorrhoids.
-Supports tissue healing and repair.
-Supports and aids immune system function.
-Helps protect the body from breast, colon, and other cancers.
-Is heart healthy; improves cholesterol ratio reducing risk of heart disease.
-Protects arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis and thus protects against heart disease.
-Helps prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay.
-Functions as a protective antioxidant.
-Helps to protect the body from harmful free radicals that promote premature aging and degenerative disease.
-Does not deplete the body’s antioxidant reserves like other oils do.
-Improves utilization of essential fatty acids and protects them from oxidation.
-Helps relieve symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.
-Relieves symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement).
-Reduces epileptic seizures.
-Helps protect against kidney disease and bladder infections.
-Dissolves kidney stones.
-Helps prevent liver disease.
-Is lower in calories than all other fats.
-Supports thyroid function.
-Promotes loss of excess weight by increasing metabolic rate.
-Is utilized by the body to produce energy in preference to being stored as body fat like other dietary fats.
-Helps prevent obesity and overweight problems.
-Applied topically helps to form a chemical barrier on the skin to ward of infection.
-Reduces symptoms associated the psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.
-Supports the natural chemical balance of the skin.
-Softens skin and helps relieve dryness and flaking.
-Prevents wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots. (use coconut oil as a cleanser and moisturiser)
-Promotes healthy looking hair and complexion.
-Helps control dandruff. (I use it as a hair mask)
-Does not form harmful by-products when heated to normal cooking temperature like other vegetable oils do so it’s not carcinogenic.
-Has no harmful or discomforting side effects.
Coconut is completely non-toxic to humans. The best coconut oil and young coconuts on the market are the Aclara Health Gourmet Foods Organic coconut products as they have no pesticides.
My information was sourced from an amazing book I have read.
Coconut Cures, Preventing and Treating Common Health Problems with Coconut
By Bruce Fife, N.D. Foreword by Corrado S. Dayrit, M.D.