While coconut oil should be consumed in moderation due to its high content of saturated fatty acids, coconut can be a healthy snack, provided that you know how to dose it. Coconut oil contains a high amount of fibre, phenolic compounds (antioxidants), B vitamins and many minerals: manganese, iron, calcium, fluorine, sodium, copper iodine, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, selenium, etc. In addition to its remineralising virtues, coconut also has antioxidant, antibacterial, immunostimulant and hypoglycaemic properties.
How to choose the right coconut water?
Coconut water is rich in potassium, a factor that is taken into account in water retention. We generally consume too much salt, the cells are often deficient in potassium which makes them “retain water”. An intake of potassium can therefore help to solve this problem gently.
Ideally, of course, it should be eaten fresh in a freshly opened coconut. I have prepared a video on opening fresh coconut. You will see that it is not very complicated. The most difficult thing is to find beautiful coconuts soaked in coconut water. The fresher the coconut, the better. It is best to choose coconuts that are still green with a fine white pulp inside. If you can’t find fresh coconuts, you can buy them in a brick. Prefer organic coconut water, without preservatives, pasteurisation, sterilisation or freezing.
The benefits of coconut oil
Numerous studies have demonstrated the health benefits of consuming coconut oil, even on weight loss, increased energy, as well as regulating blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure. It has also been associated with slowing down the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. It is believed to have positive effects in cases of under-activity of the thyroid gland, as it stimulates metabolism and increases energy.
In addition, this oil offers antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral properties, and can kill pathogenic microbes such as Candida albicans. It is even anti-inflammatory, especially in the intestine, the very opposite of other saturated fats found in animal proteins, eggs and dairy products! It is ideal for skin and gum care.
Coconut can also enhance your pets’ diets.
Coconut oil boosts your cat’s immune system. The latter will thus be better protected against viral and bacterial infections and will be less likely to develop allergic reactions. It is also beneficial for oral diseases, and is particularly effective against bad breath. All the more reason to mix it with your cat’s food! Coconut oil is good for dogs and is a valuable ally. It improves the appearance of its skin and hair and contributes to its good health. Find out which coconut oil to choose and how to apply it to your dog.