8 Interesting facts about coconut you may not know

Coconut is a drupe obtained from cocos Nucifera palm belonging to the palm family Arecaceae. Coconut is a healthy nut that can be used in our foods and is also beneficial during pregnancy. Read on to know more about the health benefits and Interesting facts about coconut.


Health benefits of coconut

Some of the health benefits and Interesting facts about coconut are:

High fiber content:

Coconut is rich in insoluble fiber content. Fiber has been found useful in lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose levels. It also helps in promoting good bowel health. Fiber also is helpful in weight management as it promotes satiety.

Improves digestion:

Coconut is beneficial in improving digestion. It also helps in reducing nausea or vomiting. It promotes better absorption of nutrients. Medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil help ease the digestion process.


Improves immunity:

Coconut has anti-carcinogenic, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties. Coconut oil contains lauric and caprylic acid which helps in improving immunity further. The medium-chain fatty acids act as an antibiotic. It also inhibits pathogen maturation. Human trials conducted in babies as well as HIV-infected adults exhibits coconut oil’s role in improving immunity.

Aids in hair growth:

Coconut oil improves the thickness of hair and provides shine to the hair. There is also a reduction in hair damage. Coconut oil also helps reduce protein loss that can occur in hair. Virgin coconut oil is better to use as it goes through less processing.

Good for the skin:

Coconut oil also helps reduce acne, pimples, and moisturizes the skin.  It can also reduce dandruff, itchy, or flaky skin.

Good source of potassium:

Coconut water is a good source of potassium which helps in the maintenance of fluid-electrolyte balance as well as helps in the reduction of blood pressure. It is a good alternative to water.

Aids in oral health maintenance:

Coconut is a good source of calcium and magnesium and helps in maintenance of healthy teeth and bones.

Good source of nutrients:

Coconut is a storehouse of fats, energy, electrolytes, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, folates, niacin, and pyridoxine.

Divya Lakshmi Pillai

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