I’m so sad to report that my obsession with coconut water started late in my adult years…for years I hated the idea of drinking coconut water and I think it’s because for a long time my taste buds were so used to high sugar concentrated drinks. Anything less just tasted bland.
So I was minding my own business at the supermarket today when I happen to come across a deal on young Thai coconuts….I grabbed one…..big mistake, do you know how amazing coconut water is? Forget bottled coconut….real coconut water is so amazing. The liquid from inside young coconuts before they mature has become a popular alternative to sports drink, unlike other coconut products, its low in calories, contains no fat and is rich in potassium.
Many studies have shown that the antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity of coconut water may help with a number of minor to severe health conditions. This nutrient rich drink has been used to regulate blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels, and it has been found to boost energy levels and increase metabolism in the human body.
Coconut is a great fluid for electrolytes (mineral balance) – yes ditch the sports drink and grab coconut water instead. It contains potassium, magnesium, sodium, zinc, copper and selenium.
Great for skin – Selenium is a great anti-aging mineral that maintains skin elasticity, and a healthy scalp. Zinc helps with your hair, nails and keeps your immunity strong.
Cardiovascular health – individuals with high blood pressure usually have low potassium levels. Therefore, drinking coconut water on a regular basis can be quite effective at regulating blood pressure due to its high concentration of potassium and lauric acid.
Assist with weight loss – Coconut water is a natural electrolyte which helps increase the body’s metabolism. Therefore, it can greatly benefit people who are struggling with weight issues.
Drink from young coconuts, the type with white husks and cylindrical shape.