Health Benefits Of Coconuts

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Coconut plants grow naturally in the coastal lands of Kenya, along the beaches of Mombasa City, Voi Town and Malindi, among many other regions. A coconut tree is tall and slender. It has no branches, making it a strenuous experience to attempt climbing it if one is an inexperienced cocconut tree climber. Even though getting  the coconut from the tallest plant is difficult, the effort is worthwhile owing to the great benefits that coconut products have for the human body.

A mature coconut fruit gives the following important, edible products:

  • Coconut milk

  • Coconut oil

  • Coconut water

Health Benefits

The above components of a coconut fruit are rich in essential nutrients that keep the human body healthy. Here is a brief description of a coconut's health benefits:

  • Coconut water is rich in potassium and sodium. It  also boosts the energy levels of the body

  • Coconut milk is rich in fiber, vitamins and other important minerals. It is understood that coconut improves the body's digestive process and absorption of nutrients. It is used in most baked foods including confectioneries and snacks. They are also used for the treatment of throat infections, ulcers, gum and urinay track infections.

  • Coconut oil has a number of healing properties including the healing of skin infections such as bruises, rashes, lice and ear aches. It also have therapeutic effects on common brain disorders such as Alzheimer's and epilepsy. It also makes hair soft and moist.

From the above examples, it is clear that coconuts are healthy fruits. You can eat these nuts, and trust me you won't go nuts!

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