7 And A Half Benefits Of Coconuts!
Coconuts are natural superfoods with incredible properties. If you could, you should replace water with coconut water every time you prepare a smoothie. Coconuts are so healthy that this post would be many pages long if I would decide just to write about its benefits.
In ancient India, they would refer to coconuts as the fruit that supplies everything need to live. If that was so, you could live just eating coconuts all your life! I´m not sure I could live eating only coconuts for breakfast, lunch and dinner, day in and day out, but I´m sure eating coconuts regularly improves my health in many ways.
The coconut tree is actually a grass, a very tall grass indeed. It sucks water from the soil and filters it before storing it inside its seeds, the coconuts. This coconut water is so powerful that it´s almost identical to human blood plasma. That means that when we drink it, we get an almost instantaneous blood transfusion. Our blood gets renewed, so our heart works better, our cardiovascular system flows easier and everything else in our body (blood just impregnates all our systems and organs!).
The coconut flesh is also very powerful and full with health benefits. Antibacterial, antibiotic, antioxidant, antifungal, antimanythings, but specially, antiviral. Most virus can´t stand against the coconut´s powers. Coconut´s saturated fats and fatty acids make it impossible for viruses to attach to anything in your body. The virus just slips and gets confused trying to escape from the powerful coconut.
But you´ve read right, most virus, not all. Herpes type virus actually likes to feed on coconuts, so if herpes is your problem, better avoid coconuts.
Coconut is also great for your skin as you probably already know. And for your teeth and gum (antibacterial). Scrub some coconut oil to clean up your mouth instead of using toxic toothpaste…
This coconut post is very informative, kind of like a wikipedia text I´m thinking now. But that´s kind of how my superfoods posts are… But I don´t want to bore you with too many paragraphs!
So just a couple of more details: coconut is much better for cooking than other oils because it can stand very high temperatures Click To Tweet, coconut is great for lowering bad cholesterol, for losing weight and gaining lean muscle, for regulating thyroid problems and as an aphrodisiac.
I prefer to use pure raw coconut instead of soap, body lotions, refined juices, toothpaste, sex lubricant, antibiotics, etc. But I´m not a doctor, so just do what you think is best for you!