I had a neighbor who used to cook almost everything in coconut milk or oil. His friends and family often made fun of him for doing so. Admittedly, it was a bit funny to see it at times. I mean, nothing escaped his coconut-flavored world. He was really in love with his coconuts.
I’m not much different. Give me a bag of coconuts and I promise you that it will last no longer than a week. But while they were so busy observing his coconut rampage; they failed to observe the more important factors, which were all the benefits he was receiving.
This man, in his 60s, was in far better shape than all the younger folks around him. And while they all had various medical issues among themselves, he had none, he had a clean slate. I remembered all his peers had high blood pressure; he was the only one who wasn’t taking blood pressure medications. His appearance is always refreshed and new, with a very glowing presence. All those years of eating coconut had immensely rewarded him. He was the coconut man, and the source of his powers was not in doubt.
Should any of us be surprised by this? No, coconut is an extremely powerful plant, with tons of benefits that many of us are just not tapping into.
Coconuts are rich in almost all the major B vitamins including, B1, B3, B5, and B6. It is also high in calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, selenium and sodium.
For people with diabetes, coconuts help to improve the secretion of insulin. It is anti-fungal and anti-parasitic. Let’s also not forget about how great it is for the hair, skin, and teeth. Out of toothpaste, grab some coconut oil and baking soda. Coconuts are also a major support for the kidney and liver, you know – those organs that keep the blood nice and clean.
Coconut destroys candida and kills harmful microorganisms. Improves brain function and helps to restore memory in people with Alzheimer’s. It prevents heart disease, cancer, inflammation, reduces stomach ulcer and prevents osteoporosis.
This man knew what he was doing. I bet, wherever he is right now, he is having the last-laugh.
This is not where it ends; look forward to a coconut-theme week or two from us. We do have some very nice coconut recipes to share with you. Stay tuned.