Coconuts are among the most nutritionally dense foods. Coconut, especially its oil, is a powerful destroyer of all kinds of microbes, from viruses to bacteria, fungi, to protozoa. Over 50% of its fat is an immune-boosting fat called lauric acid that has also been shown to stimulate weight loss, support heart health and healthy thyroid function and more.
Whether you’re eating the meat, drinking the juice, or consuming it as oil, coconuts are a delicious and nutritious source of fibre, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It has tons of calcium, potassium, and magnesium, as well as plenty of electrolytes. In fact, coconut water is known to have the same electrolyte levels as human plasma, and has even been used for plasma transfusions!
The oil is excellent for keeping one young and beautiful. Its antioxidant properties slow down the ageing process by protecting the body from harmful free radicals.
Best eaten: You can blend the coconut into a juice or just eat it plain.