Coconut is one of those foods that can be had in many different forms, often surprisingly tastier than anticipated. It is a fruit, gives milk, can be made into oil or powder. There are many benefits coconut provides as a part of the diet, which is not surprising since it has plenty of minerals and vitamins. It also has emotional value, as it reminds us of vacation and leisure time. When taken as coconut water, it is really good in hydrating our bodies, and as a rich source of potassium it is beneficial to those suffering from hypertension.
- While coconuts are caloric, their fiber content reduces appetite by making you feel satiated.
- The potassium in coconut helps maintain the body’s pH balance alkalizes the body, protecting against high blood pressure.
- Vitamin C, vitamin B9, manganese, copper, iron and phosphorus are all present in coconut.
“Coconut contains a lot of fiber: about 9 g per 100 g. A peculiarity that makes this fruit a real ally for the digestive system, because the fibers promote intestinal transit and in particular make it possible to fight against constipation.”