Top Health Benefits of Coconut Meat, Coconut Oil, Coconut Milk & How to Use in Daily Diet

Dream vacations are made of bright sun, powder white sand and....coconuts! A vacay on our favorite beach is incomplete without posing for pictures sipping a stylish drink straight out of a coconut. Besides, did you all know that September 2, 2020 will be celebrated as World Coconut day? A popular summertime indulgence, coconut is a complete food. Moreover, it is rich in vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients. Popular across Indian kitchens and in religious ceremonies, it can be consumed in various ways. For example, coconut flour can be used in baking, coconut milk to make curries, soups & coconut oil can be used in daily cooking.

As a matter of fact, did you know that coconut water provides more potassium than bananas and helps tackle mild infections? Furthermore, loaded with health benefits it also helps quench thirst, replace electrolytes & relieves stomach ailments. Likewise, it makes an interesting mixer that can be used to craft cocktails as well as hydrating beverages. Moreover, with it's natural subtle sweetness it goes well with spirits like gin and rum. For some delicious beverages that can be made with coconut water, read our previous article

Let's see the various health benefits of coconut meat:
  • High in fiber, consumption of coconut meat helps maintain gut health & avoid constipation.
  • Coconut meat contains good amount of manganese that helps maintain a healthy nervous system.
  • It is also a good source of minerals such as copper, calcium & iron.
  • Also, the antioxidants present in coconut meat, helps reducing free radical damage.

Health benefits of coconut water:
  • High in electrolytes, coconut water is a great alternative to artificial performance drinks present in markets.
  • Due to it's low calorie count, coconut water is a great choice as compared to sugar laced drinks.
  • A natural drink, it is low of sodium content & can be safely consumed by all.
  • Some studies show that drinking coconut water helps clear up skin. Moreover, topical application of coconut water also helps tone the facial skin.

Health Benefits of Coconut Milk:
  • Extracted from flesh of the mature fruit, coconut milk is an healthy addition to our daily diet.
  • Consumption of coconut milk helps boost immunity levels.
  • Studies show that coconut milk aids in weight loss
  • Can be safely used as a lactose substitute.

How do I use coconut in my daily life:
  • Make delicious soups, stews and curries with fresh coconut milk. Additionally, coconut milk is a great addition to smoothies if you suffer from lactose intolerance.
  • Use coconut flour as a gluten free substitute in baking cookies, cakes and more.
  • Desiccated coconut powder, flakes can be used to make delicious Indian sweets & desserts
  • Due to it's high smoking point, coconut oil can be used in daily cooking. Moreover, the high lauric acid content present helps boost immunity.
  • Cold pressed coconut oil can be used to make homemade chocolates in place of butter.

Benefits of virgin coconut oil for skin:

Virgin coconut oil is extracted from fresh, mature coconut kernels by cold compression method. As a result, this oil has high nutritional content. To know more about the benefits of virgin coconut oil for skin & hair, click here

Known as "kalpavriksha", the entire coconut plant can be used in multiple ways. Hope you enjoyed reading this article. Do tell us in the comments section what are your favorite coconut based recipes.


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