We are all looking for convenient and above all fast and practical ways to improve our health. Everything must now have a quick and direct effect. In our current “connected” world, it is easy to choose what we know or have been brought up with. Usually our choices are based on habit and the known. We often drink the same.
What we often do not know is that most commercial soft drinks cause physical damage and can put a heavy burden on our bodies. That is why we have a good alternative for you: coconut water! Really?! Coconut water contains electrolytes; is fat-free, cholesterol-free and low in calories, making it a universally healthy drink. It is also very suitable as a sports drink or really healthy thirst quencher.
The proven health benefits of coconut water are numerous and seem endless. That is why coconut water is becoming increasingly popular as a substitute for sugary sports drinks and is better than water for hydration.
Did you know that the coconut is associated with the Tree of Life in the Hindu religion, which gives you life energy from the source. It is an age-old food source for good health. For centuries, many health benefits have been attributed to the elixir called coconut water.
220 grams of coconut water has only 46 calories and these few calories contain 3 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, as well as vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, sodium and calcium. Coconut water has the additional advantage that it contains various antioxidants that reduce the risk of cancer. The extra iron, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium and phosphorus keep our body young for longer. So a good product to grow old beautifully and healthy!
Although all coconut products offer significant health benefits, coconut water is most suitable for rapid (re) hydration due to the high mineral content. Coconut water has the same electrolyte balance as the human body. Potassium and sodium provide the hydration boost that we need after exercise, and the vitamins and minerals contribute to good health. The sodium content is sufficient in coconut water to promote hydration without increasing the water weight in the body.
Coconut water is even the subject of a new investigation into the phytohormone called Cytokinine. Cytokinine is a plant hormone that occurs in coconut water. Cytokinine increases mitosis that has an anti-aging and anti-carcinogenic effect on the body. Mitosis is the process of cell division in our body that replaces dead cells with new cells. The special thing about this is that cytokinin only occurs in coconut water and cannot even be found in water or any advanced ‘healthy’ sports drink.
Coconut water is also an excellent beneficial drink for the elderly and the sick. The antioxidants and the vitamin C and other minerals contained in coconut water provide a natural balance of nutrients that are needed to fight the cold or to strengthen a weakened immune system. In addition, it helps digestion and nutrient absorption. The elixir is so pure that in times of war and lack of blood donors it was even administered intravenously as a substitute for blood plasma.
We will continue to overwhelm you with facts about coconut water. Coconut water improves heart function and lowers blood pressure due to the high potassium content. Coconut water contains arginine that is known to increase blood flow by relaxing blood vessels. Nice in the hammock with your blood vessels ;-). Coconut water also ensures that excess water and toxins are flushed out of the body, thereby improving kidney function. Okay, another fact …. in a scientific study it has recently been proven that coconut water lowers blood cholesterol, triglycerides and liver fats.
The high levels of magnesium and calcium helps to relieve muscle cramps and tension. This in turn ensures a calmer nervous system and improved night’s sleep. The cooperation between Mr. and Mrs. calcium and magnesium again ensures a strong bone structure, normalizing glucose and carbohydrate metabolism and also hormone management. A whole mouth full of even more benefits to reduce certain illnesses and symptoms.
Just a footnote. Coconut water cannot be compared with coconut milk or coconut oil. Coconut water is harvested from young green coconuts and is unfiltered. Fresh raw coconut water can be drunk directly from the coconut on Robinson Crusoe’s. Since not everyone has a coconut tree in his garden and the skills to crack the hard nut, you can buy the coconut water in packaged form in the store. In packaged form, pasteurization is applied at a low temperature in order to preserve the nutritional value and taste and to sell it longer.
So the moral of the story is that we can do without those sugared chemical cocktails one day after or during sports and during the day. Coconut water is a good alternative to water.