Health Tips - Coconut Water

 
Coconut Water

“Coconut water” is the liquid found inside young green coconuts. As coconuts are allowed to mature, the liquid hardens and becomes part of the white meat.

“Coconut milk” is made from the meat of a mature coconut by grating and squeezing it through cheesecloth several times. In Western nations, most consumers buy canned coconut milk, which contains thickening agents and fillers. Unfortunately, all prepackaged coconut milk or water is pasteurized, destroying essential enzymes and vitamins.

Benefits of Coconut Water

  1. Coconut water is the ideal way to replace fluid and minerals that are lost. To find out when you should drink it in particular, read Dehydration Solved.

    In one cup of coconut water, there are 600 mg. potassium, 252 mg sodium, 60 mg. magnesium, 57.6 mg. calcium, 48 mg. phosphorus, 4.8 mg. Omega 6 fatty acids, plus trace amounts of other minerals and vitamins. There are only 45.6 calories in one cup.

    Coconut water is almost identical to human blood plasma, the clear yellowish fluid part of blood. In cases of emergency, coconut water has been used for intravenous hydration instead of the standard intravenous fluid. During World War II, many wounded soldiers were saved in the Pacific because of emergency transfusion using coconut water as plasma.

  2. Coconut water helps your immune system fight viruses, bacteria and parasites. It contains high levels of lauric acid, used by the body to produce monolaurin. Monolaurin is a disease-fighting substance, used to kill viruses such as Herpes (Epstein Barr Virus, cytomegalovirus, etc.), flu, HIV, plus various bacteria, parasites and fungus. It is naturally sterile, so it is perfect for babies.
  3. Coconut water is ideal to reduce fevers and vomiting. It helps settle irritated or sensitive digestion.
  4. Drinking coconut water regularly helps to break up kidney stones due to the particular mineral ratio it contains.

Boost your energy and fight germs, by cracking open a coconut today. Look here for videos on how to open coconuts.

Read all my nutrition tips to find out how easy it is to keep yourself healthy, and how to get healthier faster.

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