Coconut water is one of the richest natural sources of electrolytes and can be used to prevent dehydration from strenuous exercise, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Coconut water is a clear, light, refreshing liquid that is 95% water and is taken from the young, green coconuts that have not reached maturity. It is full of natural vitamins (especially the B vitamins), minerals, and trace elements (including zinc, selenium, iodine, sulfur, and manganese). Vitamins are necessary for the enzymatic reactions your cells need in order to function. It is bursting with amino acids, organic acids, enzymes, antioxidants and phytonutrients. And is a great post workout drink due to its rich source of electrolytes and natural salts, especially potassium and magnesium. It is light, low calorie and almost fat-free. It is low in sugar but is surprisingly sweet, it contains about a fifth of the sugar of other fruit juices such as apple or grape juice. It also has a little fiber to moderate absorption. Rich in cytokinins (plant hormones) which have anti-aging, anti-cancer, and anti-thrombolytic effects in humans. That is not all – Coconut water also has an alkalizing effect on your body. This means that it can help correct the effects acidic foods that seems to creep into so much of our diet.
If you are not drinking a glass of coconut water right now then I’m sure you are looking at how to get some… the health benefits of coconut water is impressive and scientists are still researching this wonder drink!!!
Here’s how to open a young green coconut