The Benefits of Coconut Water, Milk and Oil

What are the benefits of coconut water and other products derived from coconut? Not that long ago, unless you lived in the tropics, you probably seldom thought about coconut. Perhaps you had a coconut flavored drink every so often (more likely than not, one containing alcohol!) – but you never considered coconut to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Now, however, it seems that every other product that’s for sale in a natural foods store has coconut in it!

Yes, we’re hearing about the benefits of coconut water, coconut milk and coconut oil all the time. Coconut oil is not only good for cooking, but it’s used in all kinds of skin care products. Coconut water is now becoming popular as an alternative sports drink. Coconut milk, meanwhile, is starting to become a leading milk substitute, especially as soy based products are becoming suspect in many ways. So let’s take a closer look at this coconut craze and see what benefits can be derived from this wonderful fruit from the…

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