Where did the coconut come from?
Mainly from tropical countries. It is used for its bactericidal, antioxidant, antiparasitic, hypoglycemic and immunostimulating properties. The main benefits of this fruit come from its seeds; once ripe, it contains many vitamins, minerals and trace elements, which are essential nutrients for humans. It provides us with calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, selenium, iodine, zinc, fluorine and manganese, among other elements. Coconut is a fruit whose seeds are eaten. It is large and contains water and milk inside. It is white inside and brown outside. It is a food that is used for anti-stress diets and those that increase weight, to treat osteoporosis, for its beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system and to avoid water retention.
All those who exercise daily must consume milk or coconut water because of its many properties:
It is moisturizing: it contains a high percentage of water and minerals that prevent dehydration. It is useful to us during training, then during competition. Being low in fat and sugar, it is therefore low in calories. It is the favorite drink of those who live in hot regions, because it quenches thirst immediately!
It is remineralizing: it regulates muscle tone and improves cardiac function.
It is antioxidant: some of the minerals contained in coconut (selenium and zinc) have antioxidant action; this is also why coconut milk is often used in skin treatments, beauty creams and sun creams.
It is energetic: it is good to consume it after a busy day during which you have spent a lot of energy, or when you are in places where it is very hot.
It helps to balance the blood pressure: its saturated fats provide a reserve of quality energy for the body. They are found in pulp and coconut milk.
Coconut water: excellent for the heart and very thirst-quenching, it can lower blood pressure in addition to its antidiabetic properties.
Coconut oil: impressive and, after breast milk, it is the product that offers us the highest concentration of fatty acids available. It strengthens our immune system and allows our body to cope with diseases, bacteria, infections and viruses. And is also in the “all-you-can-eat” formula.
Coconut milk: is good for the cardiovascular system and above all it has a “detoxifying power” that allows to rid the kidneys of any harmful substances.
Some ideas for tasty coconut recipes
To enjoy all the health benefits and virtues of coconut, try these recipes that are tasty, quick and easy to prepare!
Le Dominicana :
In a blender, stir in coconut milk, orange and mango juice, banana and a few ice cubes. To make a satisfying breakfast, add a portion of protein powder.
Coconut and lime rice
Cook basmati rice in vegetable broth and coconut milk. Before serving, add a little coconut oil and lime juice.
Homemade coconut granola
Trade the oil for coconut oil and add large dried coconut flakes to your favourite homemade granola recipe. Don’t forget to watch the granola and mix often so that it doesn’t burn.
Cut a mango, pineapple, red pepper and chives into a julienne. Mix with finely sliced hot pepper, a little grated ginger and chopped basil. Serve with a vinaigrette of lime juice, coconut milk, salt and pepper.
Creole chicken with coconut sauce
Coat chicken breasts with a mixture of cajun spices. Cook. Serve with hot pineapple puree sauce with coconut.
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