Give Your Health a Touch of Nutrition With Coconut

Science and research elucidates an up-to-date inventory of the plants of the Andaman & Nicobar area. There are a total of 2649 plant taxa, comprising 2508 species, 32 subspecies, 103 varieties and 6 forma under 1109 genera in 238 families belonging to 4 different plant groups, namely bryophytes (mosses), pteridophytes, gymnosperms and angiosperms dwelling in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The flora of Andaman and Nicobar Islands also brimming with plenty of herbal plants with full of advantages like Coconut. Coconuts have slowly become a very versatile and useful food commodity, and are being used in everything from our daily cuisine to our beauty regimens. Not too long ago coconuts had a bad reputation as being an artery clogging, cholesterol packed food that contributed to heart disease. In this article let’s discuss about the golden gift of the nature- Coconut. Coconut prevents body fat growth through accelerating metabolism, providing a quick source of energy with fewer calories than other fats. People, who regularly use coconut products, say they have developed a stronger ability to go without eating for several hours with no effects of hypoglycemia. It improves Heart Health by providing healthy short chain and medium chain fatty acids (MCFA). Studies have shown that populations in Polynesia and Sri Lanka, where coconuts are a dietary staple, do not suffer from high serum cholesterol or heart disease. Apart from other advantages, the unique features of coconut also contain a huge amount of lauric acid, which is indeed the predominant fatty acid located in mother’s milk. Coconut supplies a remarkable 61% dietary fiber! Foods contain two types of carbohydrates – digestible and non-digestible. Digestible carbohydrates consist of starch and sugar and promote calories. Non-digestible carbohydrates contain no calories indeed. It has no effect on blood sugar. Since the body cannot absorb and digest the dietary fiber in coconut, no calories are derived from it. The best raw materials and high-quality extracts are the two important features of Andaman Plantations. Coconut oil has been demonized in the past because it contains saturated fat. In fact, coconut oil is one of the richest sources of saturated fat known to man, with almost 90% of the fatty acids in it being saturated. However, new data is showing that saturated fats are mostly harmless.

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