One thing about being a foodie is appreciating the various flavors and textures that food can offer. However, being a foodie requires one to be vigilant about their health as well as the nutritional value of the food that they regularly consume. One of the healthiest types of food that people readily consume on a daily basis is the coconut. From lavish gala dinners to a wedding catering in the Philippines, various parts of the coconut may be found in many different dishes.
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From their husk to their oil, the coconut is technically a super food that a person could subsist on whether they are hungry, thirst or both. The coconut has a lot of nutrition as well as electrolytes, the ingredient found in most sports drinks so they also offer the energy needed while hydrating the person consuming them. Furthermore, coconuts have many uses and benefits and listed here are some of the many benefits that people can derive from them.
One of the many wonderful things about coconuts is that many of their parts can either be consumed or put into use. A good example is their oil. Coconut oil is believed to be able to contribute to weight loss, improve digestion and boost immunity. The secret behind these almost miraculous effects is the composition of the oil. While most oils will saturate and turn into fat, coconut oil has been proven to be able to help loosen up arteries as well as restore the body’s natural digestive abilities.
Coconut oil is also used in skin care as well as hair care. Coconut oil is convenient to store too and it may be found anywhere, not just in tropical countries.
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Coconut meat is the white, creamy lining found inside the shell of a coconut. They are juicy, tender and delicious to boot. Coconut meat is healthy because they contain good cholesterol which help combat heart diseases as well as weight related issues. They are proven to be effective energy boosters (while maintaining all of their health benefits) because once consumed, the body then directly digests the coconut meat transforming it into energy. Basically speaking, because the coconut meat is digested immediately, the fatty content that it has is no longer a threat because it will not circulate the body as well as deposit fats in human tissue.
Coconut milk is delicious, creamy and affordable. Unlike dairy milk, coconut milk is lactose free so people suffering from lactose related diseases such as lactose intolerance can actually enjoy the taste and benefits of coconut milk. Research also shows that when consumed in moderation, coconut milk is actually healthy as it contains fiber as well as numerous vitamins and minerals that are essential to the body’s health.
Coconuts are also readily used in many recipes around the world. From their oil to their milk, people have found good uses for the trusty coconut whether it be an appetizer, the main course and especially dessert. (Buko pie, anyone?) Coconuts are wonderful fruits and their many benefits are simply waiting to be harvested and put into good use.
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