We love being “Powered By Plants”, and coconut just happens to be one of the super foods we’re most intrigued with. Check out these fun facts below to learn more about the incredible properties of coconut and what puts the “super” in this superfood.
Looking for an Immunity Boost?
Well, look no further than the round and elongated fruit with white, fibrous and oily meat encased by a brown and hairy shell. That's right, the coconut!
How can the milk of a coconut boost your immune system? Hang tight under that palm tree because we're about to dive in and give you the coconut milk benefits you could be missing out on…
This fatty acid is found in coconut milk which is actually used as a medicine, The lipid has the incredible ability to reduce the risk of infections and kill the cells in certain types of cancers. If that's enough for you, it also has antioxidant properties that aids in promoting weight loss. Need more? This powerhouse acid also has antimicrobial, antibacterial and hormone-balancing effects.
A mineral found in coconut milk that is essential for your body that assists in the breakdown of glucose, cholesterol, carbohydrates, and amino acids. Not only that, it also serves in reducing inflammation, bone formation and blood clotting. Furthermore, it can be used to treat conditions such as osteoarthritis, premenstrual syndrome and anemia just to name a few.
Another mineral on our list that is one of the seven vital microminerals. Potassium is also considered an electrolyte which helps in multiple body functions that include heart rhythm, digestion and muscle contractions. A single cup of coconut milk contains a whopping 631 mg of potassium.
Along with the 631 mg of potassium in a cup of coconut milk, you're also getting 89 mg of magnesium out of that same cup. That adds up to almost a quarter of your recommended intake. Magnesium is involved in over 300 chemical reactions in your body! It promotes brain function, maintains a strong and steady heartbeat and also contributes to maintaining a healthy immune system,
If you're looking to substitute your average cow milk with a dairy-free and vegan friendly alternative, coconut milk could be the plant based solution you've been searching for. Even if you aren't trying to switch to a vegan diet, no one can deny the benefits and boost to your immune system that coconut milk offers.