The palm tree 

 

 

This tree has the reputation of being the Tree of Life and rightfully so! The Palm tree is one with a rich and long history being used for food, tools, fuel and clothing. But not many people in western society recognize the amazing medicinal benefits that this gift from above contains. The palm tree is something each and every one of us should try integrating into our diets! 

 

Although the countless uses of the palm tree could fill a book if need be, we here at Nujima will look at the amazing uses of the palm tree as it relates to food and healthy living. 

 

Coconut oil 

 

 

The magic in the Palm Tree begins in the rich oil found inside the mature Coconut. The presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid make Coconut Oil one of the healthiest oils your body can consume. The human body converts lauric acid into monolaurin which is claimed to help in dealing with viruses and bacteria causing diseases such as herpes, influenza, cytomegalovirus, and even HIV. It helps in fighting harmful bacteria such as listeria monocytogenes and heliobacter pylori, and harmful protozoa such as giardia lamblia. A testament to the benefits of Coconut oil can be seen in the fact that the traditional indian system known as Ayurveda heavily factored in coconut oil. Some research has indicated that a treatment of ingesting coconut oil daily can even cure some forms of Cancer! Most if not all of the benefits of Coconut Oil can be found in other coconut related products such as Coconut Milk (which coincidentally has the same composition sas human breast milk!) and Coconut Spread. 

 

The Benefits of Coconut oil include: 

 

  • hair care, 
  • skin care, 
  • stress relief, 
  • maintaining cholesterol levels, 
  • weight loss, 
  • increased immunity, 
  • proper digestion and metabolism, 
  • relief from kidney disorders, 
  • heart diseases, 
  • high blood pressure 
  • diabetes, HIV and cancer, 
  • dental care, 
  • bone strength 
And many many more! 


Coconut Sugar 




Another amazing property of the palm tree would be the nutrient rich sap that once tapped can flow for almost 20 years; if the Palm Tree is the tree of life then the coconut sap is the water of life!  You most likely know this rich syrup though it’s by product Coconut Sugar or evaporated palm sugar. Like almost every other by product of the palm tree this sugar contains an enormous amount of health benefits. Packed with minerals and vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, B6, iron, zinc, magnesium and potassium; that sure beats a multi vitamin! Due to its low glycemic index this makes it a great choice for people with diabetes or other conditions requiring them to watch their blood sugar. The glycemic index of coconut sugar is in the range of 35 to 54 GI per serving as opposed to refined white sugar, muscovado sugar, and molasses landing in the range of 65 to 100 GI per serving


The benefits of Coconut Sugar are: 

 

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Obesity
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Cancer  


You really can not afford to be without this amazing healing tree in your life. We remember the words that Hippocrates wrote: “Let thy food by thy medicine, and they medicine thy food.” We here at Nujima Living Foods believe that ALL disease is caused by the years of unhealthy eating and can be treated by restoring the natural balance of your body by eating the right sort of foods. Next time you enjoy using some Coconut Oil, or drinking some Coconut Milk or using Coconut Sugar think back and reflect on all the amazing healing properties you are getting!
 

Genesis 1:12

And the earth brought forth vegetation, and plants yielding seed after their kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after its kind: and God saw that it was good.