Coconut water was at one time disregarded as a product for consumption. When harvesting coconuts it was often thrown away. Recently, however, it has been “discovered” as a very nutritious drink to replace sugary soda pop and sports drinks. According the staff at PaleoHacks, coconut water has huge benefits.
Coconut water serves as the perfect moisturizer and hydration substance, as it hosts more than 16 vitamins and minerals, being a natural alternative to sports and energy drinks; it also has up to 5 times less sugar than the commercially available concoctions marketed as “invigorating.” One of the lesser known benefits of it is that it acts as an effective solution in reducing the feelings of a hangover, a quite unpleasant, yet sometimes encountered effect of consuming alcoholic drinks in excess, being able to diminish the bursts of regurgitation and feeling of sickness. Similar to sports drinks, but doing it in a natural way, it replenishes the body’s need for electrolytes and lost minerals.
In addition to its very nutritious nature, it mixes well with other ingredients to make even more nutritious drinks. Here are three you might like to try, especially before and after physical activity to perk up you day.
Coconut Water with Orange Mango Juice
Juice of 3 fresh oranges
1/2 mango pulp
1 cup coconut water
Serve over ice in tall glasses.
Pineapple Lime Coconut Juice
Juice from 1/2 small pineapple
Juice from 1/2 lime
1 1/2 cups coconut water
Put the pineapple through a juicer and mix together with the lime and coconut water. Serve immediately.
2 cups coconut water
1 teaspoon spirulina powder
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 teaspoon honey (optional)
Place all ingredients in a blender and process till smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.
Using fresh fruit is the best nutrition. However, CocosPure does sell coconut water with mango and pineapple juices. Want to try them? Just click the link below and find the item you want.