What is Coconut?
The coconut is a fruit of the coconut palm, which is an important member of the palm family. The coconut palm can grow up to 30m tall and is sometimes referred as "The Tree of Life" this is because every part of the coconut palm can be utilized in some way. The coconut has a smooth green covering. The outer shell, which is one to two inches thick, is made of a fibrous husk and the inner shell is brown and hard.
Benefits of The Coconut
Because the high content of saturated fat in the coconut, it is once mistaken that consumption of coconut is bad for the body and health. However, modern research has proven that the saturated fat found in coconut is different from the fat found in meat or other vegetables. To be specific, the saturated fat found in the coconut is identical to the fat found in human breast milk. Studies have shown that the coconut oil can improve digestion, the immune system, and also protect you from bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. Moreover, the coconut oil can also promote weight loss! This is because the coconut oil is composed of medium chain fatty acids, which do not circulate in the blood stream. Instead, the medium chain fatty acids are sent directly to the liver and converted into energy rather than stored in the form of body fat. In addition, the medium chain fatty acids found in the coconut oil can help speed up the body's metabolism.