Coconuts seem almost miraculous in their abilities to help us stay healthy or heal from digestive issues, but the question is….which coconut is better for us, the brown or the white ones?
Today, we are going to demystify the health benefits of coconuts and which ones are best to eat.
Brown coconut meat is just as valuable as the young soft meat as far as the medium-chain fatty acids are concerned for heart health, but the young coconut meat has one other benefit to them. They are softer in form and higher in enzymes – which tends to be better for improving digestion and nutrient absorption.
In addition, the young meat is also easier to consume, especially in smoothie form. However this meat does not and will not last as long as the harder white meat from the mature coconuts (brown), so you can store the mature meat longer. (3 weeks versus 1 week).
42 outstanding health benefits of coconuts
1. Eating coconuts will help to kill viruses that cause influenza, herpes, measles, hepatitis C, SARS, AIDS, and viral illnesses.
2. They kill bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum disease and cavities, pneumonia, and gonorrhea, and other diseases.
3. Fungi and yeasts that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete’s foot, thrush, diaper rash, and other infections can NOT thrive.
4. Coconuts expel or kill tapeworms, lice, giardia, and other parasites.
5. When eating coconuts, you’ll experience a boost in energy and endurance – enhancing mental and physical performance.
6. Want to improve digestion and absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids? You guessed it, eat coconuts.
7. Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose.
8. Relieves stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body.
9. Reduces symptoms associated with pancreatitis.
10. Helps relieve symptoms and reduce health risks associated with diabetes.
11. Reduces problems associated with malabsorption syndrome and cystic fibrosis.
12. Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth.
13. Helps protect against osteoporosis.
14. Relieves symptoms associated with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and stomach ulcers.
15. Improves bowel function.
16. Relieves pain and irritation caused by hemorrhoids.
17. Reduces inflammation in the entire body.
18. Supports and aids immune system function.
19. Helps protect the body from breast, colon, and other cancers.
20. Is heart healthy; improves cholesterol ratio reducing risk of heart disease.
21. Protects arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis and thus protects against heart disease.
22. Helps to protect the body from harmful free radicals – which promote premature aging and degenerative disease.
23. Does not deplete the body’s antioxidant reserves like other oils do.
24. Improves utilization of essential fatty acids and protects them from oxidation.
25. Helps relieve symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.
26. Relieves symptoms associated with prostate infections and tumors.
27. Reduces epileptic seizures.
28. Helps protect against kidney disease and bladder infections.
29. Dissolves kidney stones.
30. Helps prevent liver disease.
31. Is lower in calories than all other fats.
32. Supports thyroid function.
33. Promotes loss of excess weight by increasing metabolic rate.
34. Is utilized by the body to produce energy, in preference to being stored as body fat like other dietary fats.
35. Helps prevent obesity and overweight issues.
36. Applied topically helps to form a chemical barrier on the skin to ward of infection.
37. Reduces symptoms associated the psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.
38. Prevents wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots.
39. Promotes healthy looking hair and complexion.
40. Provides protection from the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
41. Helps control dandruff.
42. Will not form harmful by-products when heated to normal cooking temperature, like other vegetable oils do. This is a great oil to use when you are cooking.