DAY 1: Local Food Health Challenge – Coconut [VIDEO]

Health Benefits of Coconuts:

Coconut  stabilize blood sugar; lowering cholesterol; healing; hydration; and even replaces blood plasma in an emergency.

Referred to as kalpa vriksha (Sanskrit for “the tree that supplies all that is needed to live”) in ancient India, the coconut palm is a top immune booster, antifungal, antibiotic, antiviral and antibacterial remedy for thousands of years all over the world.

  • Lower cholesterol
  • Improve digestion
  • Ward off wrinkles
  • Stabilize glucose levels
  • Fight off viruses
  • Build cells
  • Regulate hormones
  • Increase thyroid production
  • Lose weight
  • Increase metabolism
  • Fight infections
  • Stave off memory loss
  • Kill bacteria
Warning: Being high in calories and fat, especially saturated fat, it is smart to use coconut sparingly, infrequently, or in small quantities in our diet.

Kate Tutu

Social Entrepreneur,Business Consultant, Editor of Feint & Margin, a young woman who's passionate about Africa's people and development.