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101 Reasons to Use Coconut

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Belle Piccio
Belle Piccio | Jun 06, 2013

Philippines as a tropical country is abundant of coconut trees.

The coconut industry is a dominant sector of the Philippine agriculture. According to the Philippine Coconut Authority of the Department of Agriculture:

  • Of the 12 million hectare of farmlands, 3.1M hectare is devoted to coconut
  • 68 out of 79 provinces are coconut areas
  • Over 324M bearing and non-bearing trees
  • 3.5M coconut farmers
  • 25M Filipinos are directly or indirectly dependent on the industry
  • 59% share in world coconut exports
  • Among the top 5 net foreign exchange earners, average of US $760M per year

Did you know that there are more than 101 reasons to use coconut as a home remedy to improve your health naturally?

(NaturalNews) Coconuts are a versatile superfood providing nutrition, health benefits, and amazing medicinal properties all wrapped in one delicious package. Coconuts are totally natural, easily available and affordable; and every part of the fruit is useful.

Green coconut water uses:

  • Natural, healthy source for hydration, energy and endurance, making it the perfect sports drink.
  • Restores electrolytes after exercise, vomiting, diarrhea.
  • Antiseptic properties provide antibacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal agents to purify blood -- helps killing measles, herpes, influenza, hepatitis C...
  • Useful for emergency transfusions due to being close in composition to human plasma.
  • Used to prevent vomiting, nausea and replace lost fluids in cases of malaria, typhoid, influenza...
  • Dissolves kidney stones alkalizing urine pH.
  • Used as a natural cleanse, coconut water mixed with olive oil eliminates intestinal parasites.

Coconut oil medicinal uses:

Virgin coconut oil tastes and smells like coconut. Expeller pressed oil has no scent or taste and both types can be used medicinally.

  • Kills bacteria causing urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, gum disease, staphylococcus, MRSA...
  • Destroys fungus causing candida.
  • Kills viruses causing flu, infectious disease, typhoid,...
  • Inhibits parasite growth such as tapeworm, liver flukes, giardia...
  • Eases acid reflux, relieves gallbladder disease.
  • Enhances proper bowel function and lowers incidence of hemorrhoids when oil is consumed.
  • Relieves and heals intestinal disorders, ulcers, colitis, IBS, and Crohn's disease.
  • Stabilizes blood sugar and insulin production.
  • Eases neuropathies and itching from diabetes.
  • Protects against osteoporosis and reduces problems from cystic fibrosis.
  • Enhances pancreatic function, enzyme production and reduces pancreatitis.
  • Improves magnesium and calcium absorption, promoting stronger bones.
  • Reduces joint and muscle inflammation, supporting repair of tissues.
  • Regulates thyroid function.
  • Protects against cancers of colon, breast, and digestive tract.
  • Medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) protect against development of Alzheimer's disease.
  • MCFA strengthen heart and circulatory system protecting against artherosclerosis and heart disease.
  • Prevents oxidation of fatty acids.
  • Provides antioxidants to fight free radicals slowing aging and degenerative diseases such as arthritis.
  • Relieves symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Reduces incidence and intensity of epileptic seizures.
  • Stabilizes female hormones reducing hot flashes and vaginal dryness during menopause.
  • Lessens symptoms associated with prostate enlargement.
  • Strengthens the liver and protects against degeneration.
  • Soothes earaches when mixed with garlic and olive oil.

Topical uses for coconut oil:

  • Forms a chemical barrier on skin to protect and heal infections.
  • Topical applications relieve pain and swelling from hemorrhoids.
  • Moisturizes and softens dry skin.
  • Reduces bags, puffiness and wrinkles under eyes.
  • Lessens occurrence and appearance of varicose veins.
  • Preps skin before shaving.
  • Mixed with baking soda, coconut oil makes an effective toothpaste.
  • Soothes sunburned skin and promotes healing of burns and blisters.
  • Heals psoriasis and eczema lesions.
  • Stops pain, burning, and itching of bug and snake bites.
  • Prevents itching from poison ivy, oak, and sumac.
  • Promotes firm skin tone, preventing age spots, sagging and wrinkles.
  • Eliminates head lice.
  • Removes makeup easily.
  • Heals nail fungus under finger and toenails.
  • Prevent nosebleeds by applying light film inside nostrils.
  • In combination with cornstarch and baking soda, coconut oil makes an effective deodorant.
  • Makes an excellent massage oil, a natural personal lubricant, and great sunscreen.
  • Conditions hair, prevents split ends, reduces frizz, and controls flaky scalp and dandruff.
  • Removes scars and stretch marks.
  • Repairs cracked, sore, dry nipples from nursing.
  • Heals diaper rash and removes cradle cap on babies.

Nutritional uses for coconut oil:

  • Enhances absorption of nutrients and improves digestion.
  • Provides a quick energy source and stimulates metabolism.
  • Produces immediate, usable energy source rather than being stored as fat.
  • Increases metabolic rate, stabilizes body weight, and controls food cravings.
  • Enriches milk supply for breast-feeding women.
  • Doesn't form harmful by-products during cooking when used at high heat.

*Note: Not all claims are already medically proven.

(reference: Museum Café's Lifestyle by JB Bardot | www.pca.da.gov.ph | www.naturalnews.com | www.coconutresearchcenter.org/ | /www.organicfacts.net | www.earthclinic.com)

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