50 reasons why coconuts are amazing

Dear coconut gods: I love you. Thank you for bestowing your gifts of bounty upon me and this planet. Since the first time I visited Thailand I have been obsessed with coconuts. There is nothing like an ice cold coconut after a long night of partying to restore electrolytes and replenish, and no better natural moisturizer than coconut oil. If you’ve read my other work, you know I’m a sucker for anything simultaneously good for me and and the environment. I think it’s silly to waste time and money on chemical-products when nature provides better and more sustainably . The coconut is a perfect example.
Here is my ode to the glorious coconut. Enjoy this list of coconut lore, facts, and uses. Message me for CAA (Coconut Addicts Anonymous) meetings.

  1. The name coconut, comes from the Spanish and Portuguese word coco, which means “monkey face.” Do you think the holes in a coconut look like a monkey’s face too?
  2. In Sanskrit it is known as kalpa vriksha, meaning “tree which gives all that is necessary for living.” True words. How could you make a decent pina colada without coconut?
  3. The coconut is not in fact a nut, it is the largest seed known.
  4. Coconut oil is one of the best natural nutrients for hair. It provides the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair, thus helping hair grow strong, healthy, and sexy.
  5. Coconut water has been used in an IV emergency replacement. Since it is nearly identical to human blood, it is suitable for people of all blood types.

Read the full list here on travelettes.net