It’s often referred to as the tree of life, and it’s often confused with being a fruit or a vegetable, but the famous nut, coconut, really is one of the worlds magical foods.
The scientific name is actually Cocos nucifera, but as we do in life we have shortened it to the easier to say coconut.
For centuries the nut has been used by society as a leading medicine and a vital part of islander diets.
For many coastal counties in their early years, coconuts, bananas and a few other foods were the sole make up of populants diets.
Nearly one third of the world’s population depends on coconut to some degree for their food and their economy
In terms of nutrients, the coconut provides a nutritious source of meat, juice, milk, and oil that has fed and nourished millions of people around the world for generations.
It’s highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals and is classified as a “functional food” because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content.
One of the most vital parts of the make up of the coconut is it’s oil, know simply as coconut oil.
Coconut oil is highly regarded because it possesses healing properties far beyond that of any other dietary oil and is extensively used in traditional medicine.
Many cultures consider coconut oil to be the cure for all illnesses, and swear by it’s benefits.
In short, the coconuts main benefits are that it kills viruses that causes influenza, measles, herpes, hepatitis, pneumonia and other diseases.
It also kills fungi inside your body and other yeasts that can lead to infections, and is also efficient in killing bodily bugs and other parasites.
And just to add to the list of great benefits, coconuts posses no harmful or discomforting side effects to humans.