As one of the countries with large coconut production in the world, Vietnamese people have long been familiar with the refreshing beverage from this fruit. Coconut is highly appreciated by experts for the value that it brings. Coconut is not only a good source of mineral salts, but also supports the immune system in the body.
Scientifically proven in coconut water contains many nutrients such as glucose, amino acids, minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, copper, iron, especially manganese – substances involved in bone structure, activities. movement of protein, sugar, fat in the body, increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin in the absorption of sugar.
Besides, coconut water contains many electrolytes such as potassium and sodium. The electrolytes in coconut water are all readily absorbed into the body, helping to maintain the body’s water content, blood pH and muscle function. Minerals and electrolytes also work to prevent muscle cramps or spasms. Therefore, coconut water is considered as a natural sports drink with low calories and no caffeine. Coconut water is fat-free, cholesterol-free and naturally sweet to help satisfy thirst.
In addition, the high-quality amino acids in coconut water support muscle building after sports, bone, hair, skin, and antibody production. In particular, coconut water also contains many B vitamins, vitamin C, supporting the maintenance of cellular function, increasing immunity and metabolism, including vitamin B9 (Folate) necessary for the differentiation of cell development. cells, produce red blood cells, especially in infants and pregnant women. During the resistance war, our doctors used coconut water instead of infusion to save wounded soldiers.
Eating copra, drinking coconut water can make your face radiant, smooth skin and beautiful skin. It can be said that coconut from the intestine to the bark are valuable oriental medicine.
Benefits of healing and beauty of coconut
Hair care: Coconut oil is a great natural nutrient, not only helps hair growth but also makes hair shiny. If regular head massage with coconut oil will make the scalp clean, moisturize and treat dandruff. With this benefit, coconut oil has long been used to treat hair-related conditions such as dry, broken hair, especially using coconut oil to produce hair care and skin care cosmetics.
Reduce stress: After massage, use coconut oil to wash hair will create a feeling of pleasure, comfort and reduce fatigue, nervous tension.
Skin care: Using coconut oil to massage will increase moisture to the skin. The benefits of coconut oil are no different from mineral oils. Using skin care products derived from coconut oil will not leave side effects like using products with chemical origin, suitable for all ages. In addition, using beauty care products such as creams, shampoos, soaps, creams … also work to limit skin related diseases such as psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema … Coconut oil also helps prevent skin aging, diseases that cause skin degradation thanks to the antioxidants in coconut.
Reduce the risk of dehydration: Because coconut water is rich in potassium and other minerals, it regulates internal fluids and replenishes the body with water. It has been used to treat dehydration whenever you have dysentery, cholera, diarrhea, flu and electrolyte balance. Drinking a glass of coconut water every day helps reduce the risk of abnormalities of the digestive tract, goodbye to mouth heat and quickly recover the body after dehydration.
Limiting cardiovascular disease: There is a myth that coconut oil is not good for heart disease due to its high saturated fat content. In fact, coconut oil is good for the heart because it contains up to 50% lauric acid, while the saturated fat in coconut does not increase bad cholesterol (LDL) compared to other vegetable oils, while it has These components protect the vascular system and prevent atherosclerosis.
Weight loss: Coconut oil is useful for weight loss because it contains short and medium chain fatty acids that help reduce excess body weight.
Beneficial for thyroid and pancreas: In addition coconut oil also helps the thyroid and enzymes work better, increases the metabolism of the body, reduces pressure on the pancreas, and helps digest calories and fat faster. . There is evidence that people who consume a lot of coconut oil in their daily diets are less likely to be obese or overweight.
Enhancing digestion: Copra and coconut products work to improve the health of the digestive system, reducing the risk of intestinal irritation. The saturated fats in coconut oil have antibacterial, fungal and parasitic effects, and coconut oil also helps the body to absorb other nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids.