COCONUT..AND ITS VARIOUS BENEFITS.
Every year on 2nd September is celebrated as Coconut day. The basic idea is spread the awareness of utility of Coconut .Coconut also known as Shrifal or Fruit of The Gods is used in several dishes. It is used in sweets, in rice, in chutney, in soup and many other preparations.
COCONUT MILK: Coconut milk which can be used to make smoothies, icecreams, yogurt has been found to ease sore throat and is said to be good even for stomach ulcer.
COCONUT OIL: Coconut oil has both health and cosmetic benefits. It can be used for deworming. The ripe coconut flesh can be used for deworming. It is said to heal cut , scratches, burns and sunburns. It also makes the skin soft and smooth. It is a good moisturizer, so massaging it gently into the face makes the skin glow naturally.One part of sugar and one part of coconut oil is said to be good exfoliating body scrub. It also acts as a natural lip balm. Its application can prevent stretch marks during pregnancy.
A five minlute hair massage increases circulation and accelerates hair growth.
COCONUT FAT: As per nutritionist though coconut has saturated fat it is the right kind of saturated fat. This fat was high in medium-chain fatty acids, which rather than being stored as fat, are quickly turned into energy and actually help the body burn fat and reduce hunger Around half of this fatty acids are lauric acid which is found in human breast milk and which has powerful antibacterial properties. So in sensible quanity coconut fat was considered good for heart.
COCONUT WATER: Coconut water has essential electrolytes which makes it great for rehydrating after exercise. It is high in potassium and contains calcium and magnesium and alkalizes the body. It is also a store house of Vitamins D, E, and K. It has anti-inflammatory Omega 3 fatty acids. It boosts immune system and has not only elements which rehydrates the body but also cools the body temperature. Coconut water is said to be healthy for kidney and bladder problems. Coconut water also has anti-viral and an antifungal property that helps you in sickness likes flu and herpes. It also promotes water loss. Coconut also helps prevent obesity by speeding up metabolism and provides an immediate source of energy with fewer calories than other fats.
DENTAL BENEFITS A mixture of baking soda and coconut oil is said to be good toothpaste. Further Lauric acid from Coconut oil can reduce plaque and lower risk of gingivitis.
NATURALSWEETNER Coconut blossom nectar are used by many as natural sweetener.