NUTRITIONAL HEALTH BENEFIT OF COCONUT WATER

  • Nwakunite Lawrencia Chinasa FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC OKO

Abstract

ABSTRACT

 

Coconut is one of the most valuable foods known to mankind importance and the various edible products of coconut palm only enhance the of this remarkable tree and it is widely distributed in the tropics. This paper gives an insight on the nutrition and health benefits derived from coconut water. The lauric acid present in coconut water has anti-fungal , anti- bacterial and anti-viral properties ,which boost the bodys immune system. It improves digestion and absorption of other nutrients. The potassium and magnesium benefits blood pressure and heart functions. Above all, it contain lower calories.

Keywords: coconut water, anti-fungal , anti- bacterial and anti-viral properties

Author Biography

Nwakunite Lawrencia Chinasa, FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC OKO
FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT.LECTURER 111

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Chinasa, N. L. (2018). NUTRITIONAL HEALTH BENEFIT OF COCONUT WATER. Innovare Journal of Food Sciences, 6(1), 6-7. Retrieved from https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijfs/article/view/25334
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