Coconuts and Their Health Benefits

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  • Coconuts and their health benefits: It’s a known fact that coconuts are very nutritious, rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. A coconut oil, which is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts, has been gaining special interest lately because of its wide range of healing properties. Although coconut oil has been widely used in traditional medicine among Asian and Pacific populations for generations, in modern medicine recent published scientific studies now also confirm that coconut oil may provide a wide range of health benefits. Some of these health benefits include: kills viruses causing influenza, herpes and other illnesses; kills bacteria causing ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum disease, cavities and other diseases; kills fungi and yeasts causing candidiasis, ringworm, athlete’s foot, thrush, diaper rash and other infections; expels or kills tapeworms, lice, giardia and other parasites; improves digestion and absorption of nutrients including vitamins, minerals and amino acids; helps relieve symptoms and reduce health risks associated with diabetes; improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth. To learn all the health benefits and other coconut uses, read the full article.
  • Five misconceptions of a healthy stool: Proper digestion and healthy stool are an important part of a healthy lifestyle. However, there are several misconceptions out there that might keep many people from having a regular and healthy regime. Here are five most common misconceptions: 1: daily pooping is normal, and optimal; 2: poop is supposed to smell bad; 3: our colon needs a good flushing; 4: spending your time sitting on a toilet is beneficial; 5: more daily bowel movements can help with weight loss. See full article explaining each misconception in detail.
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