Coconut Water Health Facts
Coconuts are one of my favorites here where I live in the Bahamas, in fact, the Caribbean is known for its wide use of coconuts both the coconut water, pulp and the husk. The water can be drunk right from the coconut itself, others prefer to have it mixed in drinks such as The Bahama Mama that is a popular drink.
The pulp that is also known as the jelly is eaten from the nut, this is very delicious or the pulp is hardened and then used to make coconut tart which is another favorite of the islanders. This tart makes a delicious desert. Coconut rolls and bread is also made from the pulp. The husk is used to make souvenir and sold to visitors that comes to the island.
Many persons travel every year to the Bahamas to get that island feel and to experience our culture, it is good to go beaching on those long hot summer days while relaxing in the shade and getting a fresh drink of that good old fashion coconut water, a drink like this sure do help to make the experience that more exciting.
There are many other uses of this nut such as coconut oil, cocoa butter, coconut drinks, Coconut hair grease, shampoos, house sprays, sunscreens and so on, the list of things that is derived from the coconut is just so amazing. In this article, however, we will be looking at the nutritional value of this nut and how it can really benefit us.
Vitamin Content of Coconut
One of the good things about coconut is not only it taste but the vitamins that they contain, here are the vitamin content of coconuts.
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Vitamin, B12, Thiamin, Iron, Zinc, Riboflavin Copper, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Managnese, Niacin, Dietary fiber.
Health benefits of coconuts
Besides the Vitamin content of coconut, coconut is also used to help bring natural healing to our bodies such as
1.Coconut water helps in good kidney functions.
2.Helps to lower blood pressure.
3.Helps to quench our thirst.
4.Aids in weight loss.
5.Is believed to help improve heart health.
6.Has antioxidants that help with the removal of free radicals from the body.
7.Helps with good bowel movements.
There is more that can be added to this list, but this is just a few benefits that the coconut serves. So make this nut a part of your diet and begin to reap the benefits.
It is so good to know that we can use natural remedies as foods that are packed with vitamins and to bring healing to our bodies, so let’s take advantage of all that nature has to offer and get on the road to good health.