(NaturalHealth365) The power of coconut water goes beyond its hydrating effects. Coconut water is a clear liquid found in young coconuts. As coconuts mature, the water content diminishes; it is replaced by the coconut meat and air. The young coconut has little meat, and it is tender and gel like. While new to America this drink has long been used in the tropics in such places as: Southeast Asia, and Pacific Islands, such as Hawaii, Africa and the Caribbean.
The typical coconut may come from Asia, Costa Rica and Panama. Coconut palms grow along the coastal tropical environments. The coconut tree produces several hundred coconuts each season. There are several hundred species of coconut palms, the taste and flavor of the water may vary. They are sold by highway stops and on beaches. They are cut in front of customers, this ensures freshness. Coconuts that are used for drinking are usually harvested off trees while they are green.
The coconut liquid is clear, sweet, and sterile when first opened. For the best yield the coconuts are harvested when they are between 5-7 months of age. The white part is used to make coconut milk; this is not the same as coconut water.
The water is both refreshing and nutritious. The coconut contains 200 to 1000 milligrams of water. This water is power-packed with simple sugar, electrolytes, and minerals that replenish natural hydration levels. This water has been studied and has been found to have significant anti-aging, anti-carcinogenic and anti-thrombotic effects.
Coconut water’s electrolytes, which aid in a number of vital bodily processes content is very similar to human plasma. This makes it an excellent sports drink for re-hydration. Also it is rich in minerals such as; sodium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper phosphorus, proteins, vitamin C and B, glucose and contains no fat.
The health benefits are so numerous, that this should be considered a necessary supplement. It helps promote weight loss, boosts your immune system, fights viruses, aids digestion, boost thyroid health, and carries oxygen to the cells. It also is said to reduce wrinkles by helping with the elasticity as we age. It has a good amount of potassium and a low amount of sodium, this ratio is helpful for people with hypertension. Coconut water is anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacteria. Also, it gets rid of intestinal worms. Since it is natural it is one of the safest ways to do this.
Coconut water isn’t a quick fix pill, but it is a wonderful source of nutrients. Since you’re eating habits define your health, replacing high-energy drinks full of sugar, high fructose corn sugar, and high-caffeine content with unadulterated coconut water can start a positive trend in your life. This tasty beverage will supply you with many of the nutrients for smooth skin, a healthy immune system and the opportunity to flourish.
About the author Blanche has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had 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.