National Coconut Day 2021: From Beautiful Skin To Shiny Hair, Here Are 7 Amazing Benefits Of Coconut
National Coconut Day 2021: The Coconut Coalition of the Americas has designated a day – June 26 – to celebrate the coconut which has become National Coconut Day. Coconut is a beloved fruit used around the world. Beyond baked goods, this versatile ingredient enhances the flavor of any kitchen. While we love to consume this delicious fruit, it is more than a kitchen staple. It is also loaded with health benefits. For example, coconut oil contains triglycerides (MCTs) which help with weight loss, moisturize skin and hair, and are a great source of energy. Coconut water contains nutrients that have antiviral and antimicrobial properties. As well as elevating your flavor play in the kitchen, this fruit has a lot to offer. Here are the incredible benefits of coconut.
Improves skin health
Coconuts contain cytokinins, kinetin and trans-zeatin which have anti-thrombotic, anti-carcinogenic and anti-aging effects on the body. Some skin care products contain coconut oil in cosmetic form which improves the health and appearance of the skin.
The virtues of coconut oil for hair have been reiterated throughout history. It has been passed down from generation to generation. Coconuts contain vitamin K and iron which improve the health of the scalp and give it shine.
Good oral health
Water and coconut oil can also be used to rinse your mouth as it helps kill bacteria. It also reduces bad breath and improves overall dental health because they contain lauric acid which when digested forms a substance called monolaurin.
Prevents skin cancer
Coconuts help increase the moisture and lipid content of the skin, which helps prevent skin cancer by blocking 20% of harsh UV rays.
Helps in weight loss
Coconut contains a medium chain fatty acid which not only helps in weight loss but also boosts metabolism. It also keeps you hydrated.
Helps blood circulation
Eating coconut regularly increases oxygen in the skin and promotes blood circulation. Oxygen is vital for healthy blood circulation. Healthy blood circulation contributes to a healthy and flawless complexion.
Prevents scalp infection
Coconuts contain antibacterial and antifungal properties that protect waste from dandruff, lice, and itchy scalp which are often one of the main causes of hair loss.
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