What benefits does eating coconuts have?
Coconuts have a bad reputation because the pulp of this fruit is mostly composed of saturated fat. But while this may seem insane, science tells a different story. Scholars in the Philippines found that coconut oil is an excellent skin moisturizer and kills germs. Another fact is that most of the saturated fats in coconut are medium chain fatty acids. "These fats are burned for energy instead of being stored as abdominal fat," explains Cassandra Forsythe, a nutrition scientist at the University of Connecticut, in the United States.
Another positive contribution of coconut, the fresh water it contains, is found in young and green coconuts, contains potassium, sodium and glucose, in addition to tasting delicious. In fact, scientists in Malaysia concluded that it is an ideal drink to rehydrate after exercise. Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties, and this can help fight infections and pathogens. There are enough positive characteristics to consider coconut as one of the best fruits we can eat.