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Coconut for Diabetes

Posted on March 29, 2015 | No Comments on Coconut for Diabetes

Coconut, which is dubbed as the tree of life can provide a person a complete meal. Coconut, both the water and its flesh or meat is good for diabetics. Meanwhile the coconut pulp or “gata”, which is high in sugar and fat, is bad for diabetics.

Coconut water is low in calories and has nutrients that can be beneficial to diabetics. It is a superb electrolyte replenishment pact with essential salts, potassium and sodium, calcium, phosphorous, zinc, manganese, iron and copper and amino acids as well as Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants which contribute in controlling blood sugar. It also helps in improving blood circulation, which is a major problem of many diabetics. It can cure atherosclerosis or the building of plaque inside the arteries, which weaken blood circulation. Coconut water also helps in preventing unnecessary hunger and reduces abnormal appetite of diabetics. It helps in improving metabolism that burns sugar and fat.

The coconut meat or flesh is also great for diabetics because it is high on fiber, which keeps the gastrointestinal tract healthy. Fiber also helps in decelerating the release of sugar during digestion.

Apart from the above direct benefits to diabetics in eating coconut, some people claim that coconut oil actually helps in curing diabetes. Coconut oil has been used as alternative source of medicine since time immemorial. However, some people claim that taking coconut oil actually improves the general health of a person including the ability of preventing diabetes.

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