Coconuts are known for their power to combat upset stomachs and hangovers. They are also full of electrolytes and are used for dehydration to replenish the body after exercise or even hangovers. And they have recently become a staple part of celebrity diets and beauty regimes, from coconut water to coconut oil.
The demand for coconut products has continued to rise, and UK sales have gone up 64% in 2015. A product called Vita Coco, which you may have seen at grocery stores or online, is one of key products out on the market. Celebrities such as Madonna, Matthew McConaughey and Demi Moore are investors in the company. Gwyneth Paltrow, Sienna Miller, and Rihanna are also investors, and they are often seen carrying coconut water after they finish their workouts.
Not only is the water a big craze, but coconut oil is another hot item. It is known to improve cholesterol levels, boost weight loss, and heighten brain function. It can now be found in the beauty aisle at the store because of its uses for skin and hair.
Sales in coconut milk have also risen this year as more unusual products have been hitting the shelves including coconut jam and mustards. Smirnoff is even launching a coconut-flavored vodka.
Some celebrities that add coconut oil to their daily routines include Angelina Jolie-Pitt, Miranda Kerr, and Gisele Bundchen. Angelina eats a spoonful of it with her breakfast, Kerr uses it to help make her hair shiny and Gisele applies it to her body after lying out in the sun.
Do you have any favorite coconut products, if so comment your favorites below!
Written by Alexa Furr