Benefits of King Coconut
The countless health benefits of the King Coconut can be summed up by the term “living pharmacy”, the Sri Lankan term for this orange color miracle. Ranging from the abundance of vitamins and minerals to the similarity to saline due to its sterility, the benefits of this wonder are vast and numerous. There is a possibility that all the benefits that this coconut has to offer humankind is yet to be discovered.
To start with, the King Coconut water is a thirst quenching, cooling, rejuvenating beverage that invigorates your mind, body and spirit on a hot and humid day. In addition to this, it is rich in potassium, magnesium, manganese, calcium, sodium, phosphate, folate, bromium, zinc, iron, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E, protein and fat. This nutritious liquid contains more potassium than a banana, more phosphorous than peas, more magnesium and calcium than an orange, more calcium, and amino acids such as arginine, alanine, cysteine, and serine than cow’s milk. Given the above, it’s easy to understand why the locals revere this beverage and drink hundreds and thousands of these coconuts on a daily basis.
Important information for pregnant women:
- It is recommended for pregnant and nursing mothers as it supplies essential nutrients and cools the body.
- The folate in King Coconut will assist the development of the fetus during the first few months of pregnancy.
- King Coconut water is better than Infant Formula for babies as it contains Lauric Acid which is also an ingredient in breast milk.
- It is irritation free for a baby’s fragile intestinal track and can also be given as a treatment for diarrhea, cholera, vomiting and bloating.
- Is safe to apply on babies to reduce prickly heat rashes.
What Kind of Ailments Can King Coconut Cure?
- Cools the body by regulating body temperature.
- Helps gain healthy bodyweight.
- Alleviates kidney disorders, urinary tract disorders, bladder infections, gall bladder disease and gastritis.
- Soothes rashes when applied topically and subdues various allergies.
- Known to purify blood by flushing out toxins.
- Cleanses the urinary tract and improves urination.
- Reduces the formation of kidney and urethral stones.
- Will alleviate headaches.
- Will help overcome malnutrition in children.
- Increases the production of semen and improves fertility due to the micronutrients present, such as Zinc and Selenium.
- Aids digestion and improves constipation.
- A popular Aruvedic laxative when “Aralu” power is added to the coconut water.
- Due to the high level of carotenoids and antioxidants, King Coconut can lower the risk of heart disease and cancer as well as improve eyesight.
- Can prevent heart attacks and high blood pressure due its high mineral content.
- Regulates cholesterol levels by increasing HDL and reducing LDL.
- An abundance of antioxidants will improve the function of the human immune system and can protect the body from viral infections and viral attacks.
- The antioxidants will also protect your skin from getting damaged by free radicals and keep your skin supple and healthy over a long period of time.
- Will prevent formation of bacteria and fungus in the body due to its anti-bacterial and antifungal properties.
- Traditionally, the water is given to rehydrate diarrhea patients due to its high content of electrolytes and the abundance of nutrients present.
- It can effectively replace any high-performance sports drink due to the high quantity of electrolytes it contains and will prevent dehydration and fatigue. It is the most natural form of an energy booster with no side effects. Due to this reason, Marketers have labelled King Coconut water as “Mother Nature’s Sports Drink”.
- King Coconut is believed to have an anti-aging effect on the human body due to a rich source of cytokines and further reduce the possibility of age-related diseases.
- King Coconut oil prevents premature greying of hair and hair loss and prevents formation of dandruff.
- In Sri Lanka, after a heavy night of alcohol consumption, the locals will always consume King Coconut the morning after. Any sign of a hangover, however strong will vanish within an hour or so after you consume this wonderous beverage. Added to this, as King Coconut water acts as diuretic in the human body, therefore it will flush out the remainder of the alcohol reducing any ill effects that would cause your body further harm by lingering in your system.
Please note that King Coconut cannot be substituted for prescribed medication so be sure to consult your physician for medical advice for any ongoing medical issues.