Health: The Wonderful Coconut

The Aussie Over 50s Guide to Healthy Living!

Coconut a natural food! It should be understood that a laboratory can ever replace the value of what is found in nature! Many peole have tried but Mother Nature wins out every time in the incredibly generous in the way she provides.

By offering fruits and vegetables rich in minerals, vitamins and nutrients to nourish your body so you can enjoy a long healthy life.

A stand out fruit in particular, the sweet round coconut - they say that it is abundant in its healing properties and the coconut tree is refered by some as "the tree of life."

For generations, people living in island countries, like the Philippines, thought the coconut was "The Cure for all ailments" and consumed the rough interior or the meat, drank the milk and used the coconut oil daily.

Go buy some Coconuts they are a "functional food" which is rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber - considered to be the essential nutritional building blocks for perfect health.

Coconut could be responsible for Filipinos and islanders lovely youthful complexion, soft wrinkle-free skin, very low skin cancer. Keep in mind these people are excessively exposure to the sun.

More energy and helps prevent obesity

Coconut is high in fibre with helps prevent obesity because when consumed it speeds up the metabolism, providing an immediate source of energy and has many fewer calories than other fats. Those that consistently use coconut products, report a much stronger ability to go without eating without the pangs of wanting food for several hours with no affects of hypoglycaemia.

Some of the potential befits of eating, drinking the milk and using the oil of the Coconut

Coconut can improve Heart Health! Studies have shown that populations in Polynesia and Sri Lanka, do not suffer from high serum cholesterol or heart disease because coconut is a part of there diet. Unlike other fats, the unique properties of coconut milk contains a large amount of lauric acid, which is the predominant fatty acid found in mother's milk.

Coconut is high in dietary fiber

Coconut is able to supply an impressive 61% dietary fiber rivaling other fiber sources such as psyllium, wheat bran, oat bran, and rice bran.

It should be noted that foods contain two types of carbohydrates:-

1. Digestible

Digestible carbohydrates consists of starch and sugar and promote calories.

2. Non-Digestible

Non-digestible carbohydrates contains NO calories.

As the body cannot digest the dietary fiber in coconut, no calories are derived from it and it has no effect on blood sugar.

Low Glycemic Index or GI

Low GI referes to the measure of how fast available carbohydrates in food raise blood sugar levels.

Consuming coconut fiber will slow down the release of glucose, therefore requiring less insulin to utilize the glucose and transport it into the cell where it is converted into energy.

Lower Stress Levels

Coconut will also assist in relieving stress on the pancreas and enzyme systems of the body. Thus reducing the risks associated with Diabetes.

Like sweets but need to say NO!

Coconut reduces cravings and improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose. The healthy fat in coconut will slowsdown the rise in blood sugar and will assist to reduce hypoglycemic cravings.

Improves Digestion

Coconut can improve digestion and many of the symptoms associatedwith digestive and bowel disorders, by supporting absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids and also provids very beneficial dietary fiber.

What a Quick Energy Boost?

Coconut can provide that boost a super nutritious source of extra energy. Coconut is utilized by the body and actually produces energy. It supports improved endurance during physical and athletic performance. Not to mention, it promotes healthy thyroid function and will helps to relieve any symptoms of chronic fatigue.

Coconut contains NO Trans-Fats, is Gluten-Free, Non-Toxic, Hypoallergenic

Coconut also contains Antibacterial, Antiviral, Antifungal, and Anti-parasitic healing properties. Coconut also assist to aid and support overall Immune System functions.

Coconut is overall one GREAT FOOD!

Please Note: No medical information is published on this website and articles show are not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice and the reader is advised not to take any action before consulting with a health care professional.

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