Thursday, February 24, 2011
Coconut "Miracle" Water!
Nutritional benefits of coconut water:
◦It contains lots of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients which make it a wonderful energy drink. Natural coconut water contains less sugar and sodium content and more Potassium, Calcium, and Chloride content in comparison to most sports drinks. So, it is a best choice as rehydrate fluid and it replenish and boost the energy levels of body. For instance, in every 100ml of Coconut Water there is approximately 294mg of potassium, 25mg of sodium, 5mg sugar and 118mg of chloride as compared to 117mg potassium, 200mg sodium, 20-25mg sugar and 39mg of chloride in an average energy drink.
◦Generally, high blood pressure people have low potassium levels in their body according to researchers. Coconut water contains high concentration of potassium and lauric acid and so regular drinking of coconut water can be quite effective at regulating blood pressure. Some recent studies also suggest that coconut water can help to increase HDL (good) cholesterol, which makes it a wonderful natural treatment for maintaining good cardiovascular health.
•Skin Problems like Age Spots, Wrinkles, and Other:
◦Coconut Water contains these cytokinins and lauric acid. Studies have suggested that Cytokinins help to regulate the growth and cell divisions. Cytokinins and lauric acid can help to minimize the aging of skin cells, balance PH levels, and keep the connective tissues strong and hydrated. Apply Coconut Water every night before going to bed onto affected areas of skin. It may help with acne, age spots, wrinkles, stretch marks, cellulite, and eczema.
◦Coconut water contains lot of minerals which help to regulate internal fluids of the body and also replenish and rehydrate the body. It also helps to treat dehydration caused by dysentery, cholera, diarrhea, and stomach flu. The electrolyte balance and plasma in Coconut Water is similar to that of human blood. And so, daily drinking of one cup of Coconut Water during digestive tract abnormalities, hot temperatures and after tiring workouts can help to rehydrate the body rapidly.
◦In the body, Lauric acid is converted in to monolaurin which has great antiviral, antiprozoal and antibacterial activity. Lauric acid is present in coconut water. Thus, it helps to fight against intestinal worms, parasites, lipid-coated viruses and other gastrointestinal tract infections in children and adults. Coconut water has not only antibiotic effect but it can also rehydrate the body. And so, it is a simple remedy for Intestinal Worms. Mix one teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil into a cup of Coconut Water and drink it daily for at least three days. Drink one cup of Coconut Water twice daily for constipation, diarrhea and other common digestive problems.
◦Coconut water is an isotonic beverage and also a natural electrolyte. It helps to increase the metabolism rate of the body. So, it is greatly beneficial for people who struggle with weight related problems.
Side Effects of Coconut Water:
Coconut Water doesn’t have any known side effects as it is one of the best natural drinks on the face of the earth. Some people are prone to having allergic reactions or have severe nut allergies. Coconut water is believed to be safe for children, pregnant, and breastfeeding women. Coconut Water is high in potassium so it is helpful for people who are taking potassium supplements to regulate their potassium levels.
Regularly Drinking of Coconut Water has following Health Benefits:
•Detoxify & Fight Viruses
•Helps to heal age spots, acne, and other skin issues
•Naturally Boost Immune System
•Eases Stomach Pain & Vomiting
•Increases Metabolism & Weight Loss
•Treats Kidney Stones
•Balances Body PH
•Reduces Cancer Risk
•Improves Intestinal Health
•Boosts Poor Circulation