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Have you heard the story of COCO?
Haha, no, I don’t mean that! ; D’m Im Talking about fruit: D Coconut is a tropical fruit obtained from the coconut tree(cocos nucifera), the most cultivated palm in the world. Its outer shell is thick and has a fibrous mesocarp, in addition to a harder, brown interior. This is where the pulp is attached, which is white and very aromatic. It can measure up to 30 cm, with a weight of 2.6 kg.
Did you know …?
The ancient Portuguese explorers took it to Europe, its brown and furry surface with three holes, reminded them of a face like that of the ghost from the stories about COCO that are told in Spain and Portugal to children to scare them.
The properties of this fruit are a nutritional treasure. From the coconut you can drink the water that it keeps inside or you can eat the fresh pulp, from that, you can obtain oils, butters, milk and even flour. Among the many benefits that coconut provides, the ones that stand out the most are being an antioxidant, with the ability to lower triglycerides and regulate blood pressure. It is also rich in fibers and minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, iron and vitamins E, C and B. Bactericidal and anti parasitic, protecting our liver, stimulating our immune system and protecting the heart, according to the Spanish Heart Foundation.
The seed, when it reaches maturity, contains vitamins and trace elements, that is, essential nutrients for our body. Avoid obesity, osteoporosis, cardiovascular problems and fluid retention. Drinking coconut water helps lower blood pressure, great for heart health. Lowers triglycerides in those with cholesterol. In turn, its properties help control blood glucose levels, regulate muscle tone. Some of the minerals that coconut is composed of are wonderful antioxidants, which is why it is widely used in the manufacture of cosmetic products. It is recommended for young children in growth, as it has a great contribution of vitamins, being coconut water, a drink with natural sugar. Relieves vomiting, gas and urinary problems.
What extra benefits can coconut have?
Coconut water is a great moisturizer rich in vitamins A, B and E, thus preventing dehydration of the epidermis. Penetrates the deepest layers of the skin, being a powerful antioxidant against aging, promoting cell regeneration. Do not hesitate to include it in your daily facial cleansing routine, it will cleanse your skin in depth.
On the other hand, there is also coconut oil
This oil has lauric acid, vitamin E and K, promotes cell regeneration and provides softness. Another of its properties is that it preserves collagen and elastin, preventing the formation of expression lines and deep wrinkles. It also works as a “protective shield” against evil free radicals and external agents such as pollution and stress.
Many people use coconut oil for cosmetic purposes, as well as to improve the health and appearance of their skin and hair. A study published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, found that the application of virgin coconut oil produces anti-inflammatory activity by inhibiting the various levels of cytokines (cells responsible for the immune response), improves the protective function of the skin and protects against UV radiation. With the results of this research it was found that virgin coconut oil could be useful in the treatment of skin disorders, such as atopic dermatitis and eczema, diseases caused by a dysfunction in the skin to deal with irritants.
Have you heard “Coconut Oil” for hair?
Yes! Its high affinity with the proteins that the hair is composed of, makes it capable of penetrating the interior of the hair shaft and improving the appearance. Be cautious when purchasing coconut oil, as it could be so processed that it would have no benefit, but rather the opposite effect. Enjoy it anyway, as a snack, mask, drink, etc … whatever you want! And get all the benefits that it gives you.