Like porridge or pea soup, coconut is considered superfood. It’s tastier though, as you would suspect, and widely available in tropical destinations. So there’s no excuse to not benefit from its nutritive and curative properties when you are on holiday in the Caribbean.
First of all, this fruit is a high protein source of food – almost 5% of the coconut is pure protein. It has a lot of fat too, but don’t worry too much about this, since its oil is easily digestible and dissolved in the organism. You could also find calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamins C and B, fibre and, of course, loads of moisture on them – a perfect meal in a nutshell.
The old saying tells you that if it tastes good it can be good for you. But none of that works with our friend the coconut – it’s delicious and offers natural health benefits and curative properties.
Your tummy will be much better with coconut. Eating fresh pulp gives you a cure for indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea and flatulence.
Urinary problems are also a thing from the past with coconut water and its diuretic properties. It’s even helpful with bilious fever, ascites, intestinal warms and cholera – what a champion.
The beauty of it, is that you can enjoy it on the go – just stick a straw in it and you will be immediately super-fed. But, for a more refined option, there are thousands of recipes all around the world where coconut is a key ingredient. From Colombia’s rabbit stewed in coconut milk to prawns in coconut rum sauce in Jamaica – coconut anyone?