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Things You Didn't Know About Coconuts

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    nhassall Senior Member

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    Did You Know...
    That coconuts are oneof the wonder foods on earth that amply provides for all human needs? They caneven save your life!
    Few people (evenfewer doctors) understand how important the coconut is to stabilizing bloodsugar; lowering cholesterol; healing; hydration; and even replacing bloodplasma in an emergency.
    Referred to as kalpavriksha (Sanskrit for "the tree that supplies all that is needed tolive") in ancient India, the coconut palm has been recognized as a topimmune booster, antifungal,antibiotic, antiviral and antibacterial remedy forthousands of years all over the world. Yet, it has only been recently that modernresearchers have begun to fully discover the massive health benefits thisamazing fruit seed offers.
    To give just oneexample of coconuts' live-saving properties, they were used extensively in thePacific during World War II. Since blood plasma supplies were scarce, it wasvery common for medics to siphon pure coconut water from young coconuts to beused as emergency plasma transfusions for soldiers who were injured. Sincecoconut water is nearly identical to human blood, it was suitable for people ofall blood types.
    Because of its strongantioxidant properties, the coconut can be used to:
    ==> Lowercholesterol
    ==> Improvedigestion
    ==> Ward offwrinkles
    ==> Stabilizeglucose levels
    ==> Fight offviruses
    ==> Build cells
    ==> Regulatehormones
    ==> Increasethyroid production
    ==> Lose weight
    ==> Increasemetabolism
    ==> Fightinfections
    ==> Stave offmemory loss
    ==> Kill bacteria
    ==> And more!
    Considered one of themost treasured foods of all time, coconut products -- including coconut flesh,coconut water, coconut oil, and coconut cream -- each deliver superb healthbenefits.
    Coconut oil, forinstance, is considered the best and safest oil to use for cooking -- evensuperior to extra virgin olive oil when it comes to giving the body what itneeds for optimum health. Unlike other fats and oils that we typically use forcooking and baking, coconut oil does not form polymerized oils or dangerousTrans fatty acids in our bodies, which can raise our cholesterol levels; clogour arteries and even make our skin sag and wrinkle. Plus, this ultra-safe oilcan give your body important antioxidants that can help build stronger cellsand improve your overall health and well being.
    Here are a few waysthat you can use coconut products to stave off disease and to recapture thelook and feeling of youth:
    Coconut Water - Thecoconut is a natural water filter. It takes almost 9 months for a coconut tofilter every quart of water stored within its shell. This makes the resultingcoconut water completely pure and sterile, which is one reason why it can beused for blood transfusions.
    Another benefit of coconut water is the fact that it has thehighest concentration of electrolytes than anything else found in nature. Thismakes it an excellent source of hydration.
    Coconut Oil - Inaddition to being superior for cooking and baking, coconut oil also makes asuperb topical oil that can help to naturally rid the skin of dangerous toxins.It also gives the skin the perfect mix of hydration and antioxidants that itneeds to stay healthy, smooth and younger-looking longer.
    Another great benefitof coconut oil is in protecting your teeth from the bacteria that can causecavities and disease. Simply rubbing a little fresh coconut oil on your gumsand teeth can keep them stronger and healthier than virtually any other dentaltreatment.
    [FONT=&quot] Mostpeople don't realize that coconut oil can actually help you lose weight! Yes,simply changing your cooking oil from the unsaturated fat variety to coconutoil can help you lose those extra pounds. Here's why: Unsaturated fats found incanola, corn and other vegetables oils, as well as margarine suppress themetabolism, which makes it harder to lose weight -- and easier to gain it. Overtime, this metabolism suppression may result in 20-30 pounds of excess
    [/FONT]weight that your body cannot get rid of. Coconut oil, on theother hand, helps to increase thyroid function and boost your metabolism -- 2important components to shedding unwanted pounds.
    Coconut Cream - Thebest skin treatment product one can use to achieve flawless skin may quitepossibly be coconut cream. Unlike traditional skin creams which can actuallyintroduce fats and oils to the skin that will break it down over time, makingit look older, creams derived from the coconut can actually replenish the skin,giving it a more youthful and healthy glow than most other skin care productson the market.
    When it comes tobuying coconut products, coconuts are not all created equal. Wild coconuts arealways best, but can be hard to obtain if you don't live in a tropical country.Whether you are using this wonder food to boost your immune system; increaseyour metabolism or fight wrinkles, using products from young coconuts will helpyou reap the most benefit.
    Young coconutscontain the purest unsaturated fat, compared to the fat found in the more maturevarieties. This is why they offer the most rejuvenation properties for thebody's tissues. But how can you tell how old a coconut is? Young coconuts areusually green in color and oddly shaped. The brown hairy ones are maturecoconuts, and while they offer a lot of healthy benefits, they aren't nearly asgood for you as younger varieties.
    The best place tofind young fresh coconuts is, of course, in the markets of the tropics, so besure to seek them out if you travel to those areas. Coconut-producing regionsexport coconuts all over the world, however, so it's relatively easy to findcoconuts at your local health food store or Asian grocer.
    All About Coconuts :Coconut Oil Benefits
    Coconut oil is greatfor your metabolism, and it will help you loose weight.
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  2. Anthony Lawrence

    Anthony Lawrence JF-Expert Member

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    Nimekusoma mkuu. Asante kwa elimu nzuri. Wabongo tumezoea kunywa soda na juice za viwandani, ambavyo havina cha maana katika lishe na tunaacha vitu vizuri na 'original' na ambavyo vinapatikana kwa wingi na kwa urahisi katika mazingira yetu. Tuamke Watanzania turudi kwenye asili yetu. Tutumie vyakula vya asili kwa wingi kwa kadiri inavyowezekana.