Health Benefits Of Coconut

Health Benefits Of Coconut

Health Benefits Of Coconut:There is a common saying in Telugu states that, it is better to grow a coconut tree instead of raising a son. This shows how valuable coconut trees are and undoubtedly it is the most demanding fruit across the world. Starting from the leaves, every bit of coconut is widely used in various fields. Its usage in Ayurvedic medicines is enormous and it is the most lovable one in the field of cosmetics. Then, does such a beneficial fruit has cons ? definitely, says some experts. But let us see what are the pros before going to cons.

Water Benefits
  • Coconut is full of many minerals, vitamins and nutrients. Generally when we talk about coconut benefits, the first thing that comes into our mind is its water.
  • Coconut water is the best for avoiding dehydration problem. It has more electrolytes that boost up our energy by maintaining effective nervous system. That is why, health experts recommend it instead of other drinks and juice.
  • Its water has more potassium than a banana, which is quite essential for a healthy heart and muscles.
  • The specific plant hormones present in coconut water stops aging and brings freshness in the face.
Grated coconut
  • Uses of coconut in cuisine are countless, the grated coconut is widely used in almost all recipes of Indian cuisine. In addition to making chutney, it is served as a tasty side dish in breakfast also.
  • Apart from using as one of the spice, it is also used in making delicious sweets, cookies, cakes etc.
Oil Uses
  • One of the most demanding resultant of coconut tree is its oil. It is widely used in cooking, especially in Kerala state. It has low cholesterol levels and greatly reduces the belly fat.
  • The uses of it as a hair oil is extraordinary, it protects hair from damaging and improves brain function.
  • It is also a great moisturizer for whole body, that is why it is well used for massaging new born babies.
Shell uses
  • At present, the outer shell of coconut has high demand as it is widely used in Arts and handicrafts.
  • The charcoal obtained from it is extensively used in laundries and blacksmith shops.
Fiber Uses
  • If we discuss the benefits of coconut fiber this list will go endless. Going in brief, the coconut fiber is widely used in making ropes. The ropes made with this fiber are very strong and are largely utilized in shipyards.
  • Due to its water holding capability, coconut fibers are highly preferred for irrigation process in farming.
  • Along with that, it is also used in making furniture, mattresses, floor mats, cleaning brushes etc.
Roots and leaves
  • In addition to medicinal product, coconut tree roots are well used in making toothbrush, floor mats etc.
  • The leaves are used in making toys as well as cooking. Not for intake, but to wrap the food items for steaming purpose. And finally, they are also used for making toothpicks.
Drawbacks
  • As we know excess of anything becomes worse, the same thing applies for coconut also.
  • Although fresh meat of coconut is healthy, excess eating of it results in indigestion.
  • Some varieties of coconut contains more sugar levels which leads to obesity in elders. so they are advised to choose the types that have low sugar levels.
  • Due to its high fatty contents there is a chance of gaining more weight and heart stroke when taken excessively.
  • As we said earlier coconut oil is a very good moisturizer, it may find allergic in some people who are very skin sensitive.
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Published On Thursday, 6th September 2018