Coconut: The Wonder Nut For Your Family

If you are a person who is fond of sun, sea, and sand – then there are good chances that you are crazy about coconuts as well. As far-fetched this assumption may sound, coconut – an exotic fruit in the western world, is the mainstay of the diet of nearly one-third of the world population. Right from being used as cooking oil, coconut is an integral part of several medications, beauty products, and health supplements. In fact, as almost each part of the coconut tree can be used in one form or another, it is seen as one of the most revered trees in several ancient eastern cultures.

What makes coconut a wonder nut?

It is the nutritional composition of this nut which makes it so versatile and highly beneficial for one’s entire family. Coconut is loaded with naturally sterile electrolytes, fibers, lauric acid, manganese, potassium, and phosphorus. Being predominately composed of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA), coconut does not have a negative impact on the arteries and has therapeutic effects on brain disorders like Alzheimer and epilepsy.

 One nut – So many uses

1. Virgin coconut oil

Virgin coconut oil, unlike the ordinary coconut oil, is extracted from the coconut milk obtained from fresh coconuts. As no heat treatment is used in this process, it has higher vitamin content, antioxidants, minerals, medium chain fatty acids, and protein content. Along with high nutritional value, virgin coconut oil also has longer shelf-life and does not go rancid easily.

Recent studies show that MCFA in the virgin coconut oil is highly beneficial in controlling thyroid. By accelerating metabolism level, the oil stimulates the thyroid function. Also, lauric acid plays the role of a hormone balancing ingredient and is highly beneficial for those undergoing menopause. MCFA also reduces the strain on the pancreas, thereby controlling the blood sugar levels.Contrary to popular belief, virgin coconut oil plays a crucial role in controlling the cholesterol levels and maintain the overall health of the heart. Our analysts have found that with increased awareness about the health benefits of virgin coconut oil, its market at the global level is expanding significantly. In fact, this is one industry which will register a CAGR of 10% by 2021.

2. Coconut milk

Highly preferred by vegans, coconut milk is an important ingredient in the Mediterranean cuisines. Being rich in healthy fats, not only does coconut milk prevent overeating, but also help you build muscles. Dieticians and gym trainers usually recommend consumption of coconut milk after rigorous exercise schedules. The magnesium and potassium present in coconut milk help repair the broken-down tissues and encourage them to grow back even stronger.

3. Coconut powder

Of late, the population of lactose intolerant has increased drastically. Several vendors are now switching to plant-based dairy alternatives to cater to this section of the population. Coconut powder is rich in protein, fiber, and healthy fats. As coconut powder is low in sugar and is gluten-free, it is usually recommended to those suffering from the leaky gut syndrome. Several confectionery items now have coconut powder as the main ingredient as it not only improves the flavor but also controls weight gain.

So, the next time you visit the grocery store. Make it a point to return with a bagful of coconuts and related products.

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