Welcome to Coconut Health Revolution!
The aim of this site is to guide you into the wonderful world of the coconut palm, Cocos Nucifera (Tree of Life). Here we look into the coconut’s many applications, both as a nutritional food and its medicinal uses, but that’s just the start.
The benefits of coconut oil are well-documented, yet coconut oil benefits are only part of a much bigger picture. We also reveal the countless health and medicinal uses of all parts of this plant, many of which go back tens of thousands of years.
Whatever you know, about this incredible tropical palm, there’s probably more to learn. Keep reading to find out why the world is so in love with this special tree. Discover how beneficial the large oval, edible seeds of the coconut are to humans, in ways that will surely amaze you.
Why Coconuts Are So Incredible…
This incredible unbranched evergreen produces fruit year round, and that alone is unique. There is one new rack of coconuts for every moon cycle for the life of the tree. There must be a reason why Mother Nature awards us with so much fruit so often from a single plant. As a food, the coconut is a great source of the dietary fiber that so many of us lack today. The coconut’s oil contains essential fatty acids, which have recognized and powerful therapeutic properties.
If you have an interest in food sustainability, you’re in the right place. In fact, coconut trees are now high on the list of Most Valuable Plants (MVPs). This is no surprise when you consider how this tall palm is a major source of food, drink, medicine and shelter for many. So if you’re keen to find out the medicinal benefits of coconuts, you’re also in the right place. And if you want to learn of all those lesser known facts of this ‘Tree of Life,’ you’re definitely in the right place.
The coconut is everything you could wish for in a superfood in every sense of the word. Moreover, no part of this plant goes to waste, not even the husk. Coconut history is as rich and as diverse as the peoples who have relied on it for generations past and present. Likewise, people of the world will continue to depend on coconuts for generations to come .
Here are some of the nutritional and therapeutic benefits of the coconut fruit:
- Zero trans fats
- Gluten free
- Contains antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal properties
- Contains anti-parasitic properties
- Supports immune functions
- Low in sugar
- Rich in electrolytes
- Contains vitamins A, B, and C, minerals, phosphorus, carbohydrates and protein
Not all Coconuts Are Equal
People usually think of either young green coconuts orthe brown mature ones, but there’s more. There are actually four colors to the seeds and various shades in each of those colors, which include: greens, yellows, oranges and tans (shades of brown) .
A typical tree can hold up to 14 bunches (or racks) of coconuts, but it takes six months before the flowers produce their first rack of edible seeds.
Each coconut type has its own name for the different stage of maturity:
- Baal : The young, tender coconut, a.k.a. the baby
- Madhyam : this is the middle-aged or half-mature seed
- Pakva : Fully matured
What’s interesting is that you can eat all coconuts in their various stages of maturity. The water, milk and flesh in each stage have their own unique tastes, textures, health benefits and uses. It takes around 14 months for the fruit to fully mature. The good news is that you don’t have to wait that long before you get to enjoy coconuts and their many advantages .
#1 Young Baby (Baal) Coconuts
The baby Baal is around 90-95 percent water which is why we call them the drinking coconut. According to experts, the Baal is the purest of them all and the most healing. The young coconut water (not to be confused with milk), for example, provides you with a refreshing and incredibly hydrating drink. The water is low in sugar and rich in electrolytes. These electrolytes are crucial minerals that determine how the human body feels and functions on a constant basis.
#2 Middle-aged (Madhyam) Coconuts
The middle-aged, or Madhyam coconuts have less water content than the babies but more than the mature coconuts. By now the water has become a little milky and the seed has developed some soft pulp. At this age we have a nutrition powerhouse. It contains vitamins A, B, and C, minerals, phosphorus, carbohydrates and protein.
#3 Fully Mature (Pakva) Coconuts
The Pakva has a thicker flesh, also called the coconutmeat, which is rich in healthy fats. It’s less easy to digest and typically used to make coconut cream, milk and oil. The health benefits of coconut oil are huge. On this site we look at all the creative ways to include coconut or copra oilproducts into everyday life. Those who don’t have coconut oil on the menu are missing out on one of life’s true super foods.
Beware of Falling PakvaCoconuts!
The grey-brown coconut is fully mature at around 14 months and this is when they start to fall from the trees. A falling coconut is not something to take lightly. It can cause severe injury to head, back and shoulders, and in some cases can be fatal. There are around 150 people killed each year by falling coconuts, usually while taking a nap under the trees. From a height of 24-35 meters, and weighing anything up to 4kg, is easy to see how they transform from fruit to lethal weapon .
Be careful where you nap!
Coconuts, this Site and You
As you explore this site you will begin to realize how beneficial coconuts can be to you and the lives of your loved ones. You will discover the true benefits of the different parts of the fruit and how to apply them into your life in so many interesting and positive ways. Here’s what to expect:
- Learn of the human benefits of coconut oil and other coconut products
- Learn all the nutritional facts of coconuts
- Which parts of the coconut hold the benefits YOU need the most
- How to use coconuts to maximize your health
- Where to source the products
- What to look for in a quality coconut oil
- What to look for in coconutcream, water and milk
This is just a summary into the wonderful world of this cherished palm. From coconut oil for skin care to hair care, heart health to anti-aging, coconut aids all. It benefits Alzheimer’s, inflammation, weight management and brain function to mention a few more. You’re going to be amazed before you’re even half way through this site. It’s time to let the coconut – in all its forms – become a part of your life and improve the way you get to feel, look and function as a person.
Welcome to Coconut Health Revolution!