Thursday, March 15, 2012

Health Benefits of Coconuts

Coconuts can add flavor, variety and--best of all--healthy nutrients to your diet. Coconuts are rich in lauric acid, which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal, and boosts the immune system. 

Fresh coconut juice is one of the highest sources of electrolytes known to man, and can be used to prevent dehydration, for instance in cases of diarrhea or strenuous exercise, instead of a sports drink. Some remote areas of the world even use coconut juice intravenously, short-term, to help hydrate critically ill patients and in emergency situations. 

Other health benefits of coconuts and coconut oil include: 

Help you lose weight, or maintain your already good weight 
Reduce the risk of heart disease 
Lower your cholesterol 
Improve conditions in those with diabetes and chronic fatigue 
Improve Crohn’s, IBS, and other digestive disorders 

Prevent other disease and routine illness with 
its powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agents 
Increase metabolism and promotes healthy thyroid function 
Boost your daily energy 
Rejuvenate your skin and prevent wrinkles