Monday, February 22, 2010

Coconut Water

Coconut water, the liquid from a young unripe coconut, is a natural isotonic beverage filled with immune boosting vitamins and nutrients. This healthy drink offers replenishing electrolytes, as well as potassium, calcium and magnesium.

This nutrient rich beverage contains organic compounds with beneficial growth properties that can dramatically improve your health. It is completely free of chemicals and is save for children and babies. Some pregnant women prefer drinking coconut water as a natural aid for digestive problems during pregnancy. The lauric acid found in coconut water is the same as human breast milk.

Regular consumption of coconut water can naturally improve immunity, increase metabolism, alter HDL and detoxify the body. Consistent consumption of coconut water can help regulate intestinal function which is known to provide a wide variety of health benefits including a clearer complexion. Coconut water also contains monolaurin which acts as an antiviral monoglyceride which has the abiltiy to kill a variety of viruses and bacteria in the body.

Coconut water is a natural sports drink. Providing 15 times the electrolytes than most sports drinks, coconut water promotes hydration by stimulating the plasma which contributes to 55% of human blood. It is contains calcium and serves as a nutritious cholesterol free boost after a workout. Coconut water has fewer calories and sodium than most soft drinks or juices.

In addition, coconut water is high in potassium and consumed regularly can significantly reduce the risk of hypertension.

Health Benefits of Drinking Coconut Water Regularly
  • Naturally boost immune system
  • Improve intestinal health
  • Increases metabolism & weight loss
  • Balance body ph
  • Detoxify & fight viruses
  • Stop fatigue
  • Helps prevent hypertension
  • Control diabetes
  • Aids in circulation
  • Reduces cancer risk
  • Treats kidney stones
  • Eases stomach pain & vomiting

Today there are several ready-to-drink organic coconut beverage available. Some popular brands are Vita Coco, Zico Pure and O.N.E. They all provide fresh coconut water in tetra packaging to preserve nutrients.

Give it a try! - Shannan


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