Coconut trees have been in existence since man inhibited the world. Coconuts are the typical diet of one-third of the world, yet they are considered exotic in the Western world.
A coconut is not just a fruit, but a nut and a seed as well, also known as a drupe. It has three layers: the outside layer is known as the exocarp; the fibrous husk or mesocarp is inside of it; and the thin woody layer surrounding the actual coconut “meat” is the endocarp.
- Plentiful with naturally sterile electrolytes, which feed your pH and muscle function as well as promote blood volume, heart health and prevent dehydration making it “nature’s sport drink”. (1)
- Reduces the level of cholesterol triglycerides and Low-Density Lipid (LDL) cholesterol which regulates blood pressure and prevent the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases. (2)
- Coconut has a high fibre content, which makes you feel full longer and helps regulate elimination. (3)
- Has a great antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-parasitic properties which promotes the body’s immune system to defend against harmful diseases. (4)
- Rich in medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA) which alters the lipid membranes of offending organisms and provides antimicrobial support to the immune system. (5)
- Lauric acid, converts to monolaurin which is the compound found in breast milk that strengthens a baby’s immunity. (6)
- They offer high levels of manganese, potassium, and phosphorus which ombine to prevent bone disease as well as control the rate at which oxygen is delivered to the body. (7)
- Contain cytokinins which are naturally occurring plant hormones that may work to reduce cancer cells. (8)
Coconut Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 100 grams, meat, raw
|Calories from Fat||280|
|Total Fat||33 g||52%|
|Saturated Fat||30 g||148%|
|Total Carbohydrates||15 g||5%|
|Dietary Fibre||9 g||36%|
|Vitamin A0%||Vitamin C||5%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.
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