Till recently, the numerous health benefits of young coconuts were not known to many people. Now, the whole world is going gaga over the multiple benefits of consuming young coconut...
Coconut water is called the dew from the heavens as it contains some of the most divine qualities to nourish the body. Coconut water contains a variety of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, growth factors and phytonutrients. Coconut water is rich in potassium and also contains a variety of other elements such as zinc, selenium, iodine, sulphur, manganese, boron and molybdenum which are in the form of electrolytes and are easily absorbable by the human body.
Another interesting component of coconut water is the growth hormone, cytokinin. Cytokinins are a group of hormones that facilitate growth, development, and aging of human tissue. This is why Cytokinins are known as anti-aging hormones. They promote cell division and greatly influence the rate of aging.
Normal human cells go through a sequence of irreversible changes until a particular stage at which they die. Young cells are bouncy and smooth but as they age they become rough and dry. The process of cell division slows down and finally it stops before dying. This process of aging can be effectively delayed by incorporating Cytokinins which is an active ingredient present in coconut water.
When cytokinins are added to the culture medium the normal sequence of aging slows down and the cells do not undergo the degenerative changes that normally occur. Although the total lifespan of human cells is not increased much, the cells tend to remain more youthful and remain functional throughout their lifetime. The cells that are treated with Cytokinins look fresh and they function like the cells half their age. Treated cells do not go through degenerative changes that are experienced by untreated cells. Cytokinins have been tested for the treatment of age spots, wrinkles, sagging, and dry skin. It is found that wrinkles and sagging skin is the effect of aging and the breakdown of connective tissues in the skin. Connective tissues are responsible for skin strength and elasticity. When cytokinins are applied to the skin topically, they encourage cell division of these connective tissues. This in turn replaces the older tissue with the younger tissue. Due to this reaction, wrinkles tend to vanish eventually. The old dry, aging skin is replaced with a much smoother and softer skin. This discovery has influenced cosmetic manufacturers to add cytokinins to their facial creams and lotions.
Coconut water has been found to be the richest natural dietary source of Cytokinins. It is found that consuming a rich source of cytokinins, such as coconut water may produce an anti-aging effect on the human body, thus reducing risk of developing several age related diseases.
This way Cytokinins also prevent the possibilities that may lead to the development of cancer. Normally, cancer treatment includes keeping the healthy cells alive while all the cancerous cells are programmed to die, thereby preventing them from spreading further. Soon after the discovery of Cytokinins, several researches that were conducted have one thing in common, which is the fact that these Cytokinins are incredible in their attribute in fighting cancer, which means coconut water, a rich source of Cytokinins can actually help in treating cancer patients by quickening the healing process as the hormone kills the cancer cells and prevent the cancerous cells from regenerating.