7 Surprising Ways Eating Coconut Can Improve Your Health
Ever since childhood I have loved the flavor of coconut. In the mornings I put coconut milk in my coffee and my dairy-allergic son uses it for cereal or in protein shakes. Now I am beginning to use coconut oil more often in cooking, preferring it over other alternatives. The more research I read about the health benefits of coconut, the more convinced I am that it should become, in moderation, a more steady part of my family's dietary intake. Here are 7 of the known health benefits of coconut! - By Jessica Cohen
Coconut oil may help heal wounds
It has long been thought that coconut, particularly virgin coconut oil, has healing properties with the ability to be an anti-inflammatory and analgesic. One study from India found that virgin coconut oil can be effective against chronic inflammation, while another out of Thailand found that coconut can be helpful in healing burn wounds.
Source: Department of Pharmacology,KMC International ... more