Health Benefits Of Coconuts

health benefits of coconuts


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 gettingĀ  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. ItĀ  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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Emerging from the athletic heartland of Rift Valley, Eka Kaoo was destined to have a relationship with sports. However, instead of lacing up running shoes, Eka picked up a pen, weaving narratives around the athletes who brought pride to Kenya.

Growing up, Eka was deeply inspired by the marathoners and middle-distance runners from his region, often finding himself amidst training camps and local races, absorbing stories of dedication, sweat, and sheer willpower.

Eka pursued his passion academically at a renowned university in Kenya, specializing in Sports Journalism. This formal education, combined with his intrinsic understanding of the Kenyan sporting ethos, allowed him to produce articles that resonated deeply with readers. His pieces, rich with local anecdotes and broad insights, began to get attention both within the university and in the national press.

Upon graduation, Eka became a sought-after name in sports journalism. His writings, spanning across various sports but with a soft corner for track and field, offered a fresh perspective, blending personal athlete stories with technical analyses.

Eka Kaoo's articles soon began appearing in international sports magazines and journals, elevating him to the status of an ambassador for Kenyan sports on the global stage. He covered major events like the Olympics and the World Championships, consistently providing readers with unique, Kenya-centric viewpoints.

Beyond his journalistic endeavors, Eka has been instrumental in organizing grassroots sports events in Kenya, aiming to unearth hidden talents and provide them with a platform to shine.

Today, as one of the leading voices in sports journalism in Africa, Eka Kaoo continues to champion the stories of athletes, always reminding the world of the heart, soul, and spirit of Kenyan sports.

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