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Is Coconut Water a Natural Health Drink?

Is Coconut Water a Natural Health Drink?

Today lets talk a little about coconut water. Is Coconut Water a Natural Health Drink? My wife and I drink it after a long walk whenever possible to replace lost electrolytes. Because I like my coconut water very cold, we actually keep a couple of trimmed coconuts on the lower shelf of or refrigerator about 50 percent of the time.

 

 

It seems that as we age,  people become more conscious about their health. From food, lifestyle, and down to their fluid intakes—many people are working to maintain a healthy body.

A Healthy Lifestyle

Nowadays, more and more of people are getting into diets that lower  excessive intake of bad fats and  chemicals that may cause illness. Many are also  getting into workouts to keep their bodies fit and healthy. For my wife and I it is walking and hiking the foothills near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where we live most of the year. Some of us also use products such as vitamins and other health supplements to improve our bodies’ resistance to illnesses.

But many are not aware that drinking commercial healthy drinks don’t always guarantee a healthy body. In fact, many of the so-called “healthy drinks” in the market contain chemicals and additional substances that may be harmful to the body. When it comes to healthy drinks, natural is a much better choice. If you live where you have no choice but to purchase commercial health drinks make sure that you buy these from reputable stores and manufacturers to ensure your body’s safety.

The wonders of coconut water

Fresh Coconut Water is a Natural Health Drink and one of the best way to ensure that you are getting vitamins and minerals without harmful chemicals.

Here in Mexico as well as tropical islands such as those in the Caribbean, Southern Asia, Pacific Islands, South America, and Central America, fresh coconut water is popular not only during summer but the whole-year. Aside from being abundant, people in these areas drink it not only because it is the purest natural drink available but also because of its health benefits.

When freshly obtained from unripe coconuts, coconut water is a rich source many organic compounds that are good for a person’s total well being. Experts agree that this is one of the best health drinks out there because it is basically 99 percent free from fat, has low amounts of sugar content and is low in carbohydrates which are among the major culprits in gaining weight.

For people who are on-the-go or those who undergo rigorous workout, this is an ideal health drink because it maintains the body’s normal temperature, re-hydrates the body well, and easily replenishes the lost fluids in the body after exercise.

As a natural isotonic beverage, coconut water is considered one of the best natural drinks for a healthy metabolism.  It improves the body’s immune system, while cleansing  your digestive tract as well.

For those who are into maintaining physical beauty, coconut water is a healthy drink because it helps in the rejuvenation of body cells and maintaining the pH levels of the body while acting as an effective natural detoxifying supplement.

Doctors and other professionals in the medical field agree that coconut water is very effective in keeping a healthy body. Coconut water contains anti-viral properties which help protect the body from diseases such as flu, herpes, and others.

It is also useful in maintaining sugar counts for diabetics, effective for those with kidney stones and other urethral conditions, and is reported to be able to reduce the risks of cancer as well as help in the enhancement of the blood’s proper circulation.

Fresh Coconut water is packed with antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids, B-complex vitamins, vitamin C and minerals like potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium,manganese and zinc which make it a good source of electrolytes.

There are 5 net carbs in 7 ounces of fresh coconut water which is the average amount you get from a larger coconut.

If you are looking for a great drink to add to your healthy lifestyle, add Fresh coconut water and enjoy its many benefits.

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Bon Provecho

 

Maria and Bill

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6 thoughts on “Is Coconut Water a Natural Health Drink?”

  • It is a real treat to be able to get it “fresh from the coconut” all year
    here in Mexico. There are a few good brands of canned coconut water in the
    states, however if you live near a Mexican market, check with them as sometimes
    they carry the actual coconut.

  • ChefChaney…. hey thanks for jotting all these benefits and facts wonderfully… enjoyed reading it and yes I have to agree with Amy for some it is just a dream to drink coconut water right out of the fridge… but IT IS A MUST for pregnant women… it works wonders and is absolutely healthy…

    cheers for the good post… keep rocking

  • It is a lot easier when you have coconut trees on the property. Each tree yeilds about 40 to 45 coconuts about ever 4 months. There is never a shortage of coconuts in this part of the country. They are best when harvested just a little before fully ripe. We clean the coconut to the point that with a pairing knife you can open the top and insert a straw. Then we chill two or three in the frig. We eat some of the coconut, I dry some and plan to make some coconut flour from the dried coconut after i do a little more research. When we have people and there are just to much coconut to use it all, we split open the coconut shell and put the shells with the coconut in with the chickens……they love coconut. It’s the same with watermelon. When we have watermelon, half is for us and half is for the chickens

  • Chef, you’re killing me here! Fresh coconuts in the ‘fridge, just to chill the water for your drinking pleasure! We can only dream of such delicacies here in the Midwest. This is a packed post and you’ve listed some fascinating reasons to drink coconut water, and indeed, to eat more coconut. It puts in my mind a fabulous coconut and white chocolate cupcake recipe that Amalia makes now and then . . I may have to ask her to make me some. 🙂

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