By Lindsey Armstrong

Benefits of eating coconuts

1) Supports immune systems

2) Prevents cancer

3) Promotes weight loss

4) Helps have healthier skin and hair

5) Restores and supports thyroid function

6) Helps protect against kidney disease

7) Reduces risk if heart health

8) Improves insulin associated with Diabetes

9) Provides energy

10) Improves digestion

Nutrients found in coconuts

Vitamins found in Coconuts - Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin B3

Minerals contain Copper, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Manganese, and Magnesium.

Chocolate-Coconut Macaroons

· 2 egg whites

· 1/2 tsp vanilla

· 1/8 tsp cream of tartar

· 1 dash salt

· 2/3 cup sugar

· 3/4 cup shredded coconut

2 ozs dark chocolate
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History of Coconut

Coconut originally came from Jamaica.

The term coconut dates back to the 16th century. It derives from the Spanish and Portuguese word coco.

Coconuts are usually found by Shore lines.

Another interesting fact

  • Wood from the trunk of the coconut palm was traditionally used to build bridges, houses, huts and boats in the tropics. The woods straightness, strength, and salt resistance made it a reliable building material.