Coconut is among the healthiest fruits on the planet. 

Beyond its oil which is used on the skin and the hair, coconuts also have great health benefits when consumed orally.

Here are seven reasons you should eat coconuts.

Heart diseases

There is a misconception spread among many people that coconut oil is not good for heart health because it contains large quantities of saturated fats. 

In reality, it is beneficial for the heart.

It contains about 50% lauric acid, which helps in actively preventing various heart problems like high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure.

Weight loss

Coconut oil is very useful for weight loss. It contains short and medium-chain fatty acids that help in shedding off excess weight.

Immunity

It strengthens the immune system because it contains antimicrobial lipids, lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, which have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties.

Digestion

Internal functions of coconut oil occur primarily from its use as cooking oil.

It helps to improve the digestive system and thus prevents various stomach and digestion related problems including irritable bowel syndrome

Candida

Candida, also known as Systemic Candidiasis, is a tragic disease caused by the excessive and uncontrolled growth of yeast called Candida Albicans in the stomach.

Coconut provides relief from the inflammation caused by candida, both externally and internally.

Dental care

Calcium is an important component of our teeth. Since coconut oil facilitates absorption of calcium by the body, it helps in developing strong teeth. It also stops tooth decay.

Coconut oil and Alzheimer’s disease

A research conducted by Dr. Newport asserts that the oil is useful in treating Alzheimer’s disease.



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