Recently, coconuts have been christened as the new miracle food. Learn about the Benefits of Coconuts: It is no surprise, to be honest, as coconuts are extremely nutritious, rich in fiber and packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Coconuts can be found in everything from culinary creations to ‘magic’ beauty potions these days. There is no doubt that many find coconuts tantalizing, and for good reason, as coconuts can be used as both food and medicine.
Coconuts boast many heath benefits and some of the most notable include the fact that coconuts support immune system health. Coconuts are anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasite. Coconuts also improve digestion and absorption of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Coconuts are also full of electrolytes, and provide a natural source of quick energy plus they have been known to help enhance physical and athletic performance.
Coconuts are also well-known for promoting good cholesterol which is great for heart health. They also boost thyroid function and help to stabilize metabolism. It has also been proven that coconuts can improve insulin secretion and symptoms associated with diabetes, as well as providing relief to bladder infections.
More important health benefits of coconuts come from using the coconut by-product of coconut oil. Coconut oil is fantastic and it helps keep hair and skin healthy and youthful looking. It also helps to prevent wrinkles and age spots as well as provides sun protection.
When it comes to buying coconuts, fresh coconuts can be either young or mature. Young coconuts are typically found in Asia, and although we have both varieties here in Phuket, it is the young coconut that is the more health enhancing of the two as it contains more water and soft, gel-like meat. Mature coconuts have firm meat and less water.
As mentioned earlier in this article, coconut water is full of electrolytes. If you are not aware, electrolytes are responsible for keeping the body hydrated so that nerves and muscles can function normally. It really is more beneficial to drink coconut water from a young coconut after an intense workout rather than sugary sport drinks we often see advertised on television.
All of us at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center consider ourselves lucky that there is an abundance of fresh coconuts here on the island of Phuket, where we are located. We have an ample supply of coconuts on offer for our guests to enjoy after their fitness classes, yoga classes, spa treatments and during their detox programs.
If you are interested in learning more about the health benefits of coconuts, or exploring a detox at our center located high in the hills of Kata overlooking the spectacular Kata Beach, simply fill out the enquiry form below and a dedicated member of staff will get back to you. We look forward to speaking to you about our health journey over a fresh young coconut!
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