Coconut water nutrition provides nature’s best drink

Coconut Water(NaturalHealth365) Coconut water nutrition offers one of the best ways to hydrate the body and is often referred to as nature’s best drink for very good reasons. In fact, fitness enthusiasts already know that coconut water has a variety of minerals and healthy bacteria which help the body recover from physical activity.

Human performance is enhanced with coconut water nutrition

Coconut water can aid in the digestive process – which will help you absorb nutrients better. In addition, the easy-to-absorb nutrients boost the immune system and strengthen the cardiovascular system. If you’re looking to feel better and improve your fitness routine – try adding this powerful drink to your diet.

One of the beneficial attributes of coconut water is its electrolyte content. Electrolytes are electrically charged ions, which help cells maintain and transmit voltages and impulses to and from other cells. This role can’t be overstated, since cellular communication is essential for maintaining proper function of the nerves, heart and other muscles.

Athletes discover the best sports drink on the planet

The high amount of electrolytes in coconut water makes it the best exercise recovery drink. It contains just about 600 mg of potassium and 252 mg of sodium, 57.2 mg of calcium, 60 mg of magnesium and 48 mg of phosphorus.

For athletes, who lose electrolytes through sweat, coconut water is a great solution. However, there is mounting evidence that this drink has uses for everyone. It’s even a home remedy for stomach pain and vomiting.

The health benefits of coconut water

Coconut water is called the “fluid of life” for a very simple reason – it contains many key nutrients such as Chloride, Iron, Lauric Acid, Manganese, Selenium, and Zinc as well as important vitamins such as vitamin C, B1, B2, B6, and Folate.

Coconut water will help reduce your blood pressure because of its potassium; and strengthens the immune system because of its lauric acid content. In addition, Lauric acid is antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-parasitic plus a great way to help eliminate urinary infections due to its diuretic effect.

The best source of coconut water

There is nothing like opening a coconut and getting the water straight from the source. The next best thing is a packaged – “virgin” (raw) coconut water. What you don’t want is any brand that has additives, including sugar.

The purer the drink the better and some brands have “flavored” versions – so look for the label 100 percent, pure coconut water with nothing else on the ingredient list.

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Some of the best brands are Harmless Harvest and ExoticSuperFoods.com – which are made with 100% raw organic coconut water. There are beverage blends, which include coconut water but these have different caloric value and may not have the highest amount of the coconuts nutrients.

So, if you’re looking for a way to jazz up your next smoothie plus improve your health – try adding some coconut water. Got a favorite smoothie recipe – share it with the world – post your creation below.

About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She has the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in natural healing including Naturopaths, scientist and energy healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.

Sources:
http://phenomwater.com/top-5-benefits-of-drinking-coconut-water-for-athletes
http://www.therawfoodfamily.com/5-health-benefits-of-coconut-water/

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  • Hendog

    I have been on a everyday VCO kick for 2 years now..I eat no less the 6 tbls daily plus I rub it into my skin head to toe almost everyday as well..IT IS AWESOME. I fry everything in it I have it in my coffee every morning,oatmeal or COCOA MaLT-O Meal with a tbls of VCO and some crushed Almonds..OMG! Its awesome and good for you to boot! I L-O-V-E- eating raw coconut all the time now too..I go through every nut in the store shaking each one for the most water..fantastic in my All Day Energy Green Drink with my 1 oz. shot of liguid vitamins from Passion 4 Life and ground Chia seed about 3 tbls.& either pure apple juice or orange juice. Mix this all together and Man O Man..what a healthy way to start the day! EVERYONE must put a gallon of RAW COCONUT OIL on their must get list and start taking this everyday..what a GOD SEND. Research the CoconutResearchCenter.org – Dr. Bruce Fife has studied this wonderful tree like no other..get this guys books and get on the COCONUT!

  • Connie

    I add my coconut water to a favorite shake:
    1 cup plain yogurt
    1/4 c blueberries,strawberries ea. (or pineapple and peach)
    1/3 banana
    1 tbsp hemp seed,1 tbsp soaked chia seed (both for the protein)
    shake of cinnamon and ginger
    opt: tsp or 2 of agava nectar
    coconut water to make right consistency for you :)

  • Alison Heath

    Wow, great article! I adore coconut water and have another favorite brand to offer up. Here’s a video on it as well as a recipe for a favorite smoothie recipe.

    empowernetwork.com/heath/coconut-water-a-gift-from-nature-for-your-electrolytes/

    Enjoy!

  • Hendog

    PLEASE dont forget to load up daily on VCO!! The oil is SO FANTASTIC you have to try it to see what Im talking about..It preforms MIRACLES!

  • lizzy

    is it good for curing stroke too

  • lizzy

    I want to know if i can be drinking coconut water so as to regain my walking balance due to stroke

  • JC

    Be aware that VCO… Coconut oil is not ALL the same. Most people think that coconut oil is just that… But my question to you, is olive oil just olive oil??? There are many kinds as there are in any other oils. So first cold pressed is best! Most coconut oil that lands in the USA and Canada 98% comes from Philipines. Massivelly produced by a few corporations, with a lot of little coops selling to the big guys… It is very commercial and they extract the LIFE OUT OF IT!Buy from Mexico. Buy from MUCHOCOCO.COM. One oz extraction out of each coconut, wich in turn has 54% lauric acid content garranteed. Also, when you buy COCONUT WATER in the USA or Canada, it has already been pausterized and added with lots of estibilizers in order not to oxidized. The water as soon as it touches air, gets oxidized. So, you may be getting a 20% coconut water only in the bottle or container if any…