Coconut Water Health Benefits You Might Not Know About

Coconut water is now in most grocery stores and certainly in every health food outlet. While you might buy one because it’s tasty and thirst quenching, there are also tons of health benefits to coconut water you might not know about. Here are just a few:

  • Controls High Blood Pressure – the potassium and magnesium content helps balance out the effect of sodium in the body
  • Helps Your Heart – coconut water increases the high-density lipoprotein (HDL or the “good” cholesterol) and lowers the LDL or low-density lipoprotein.
  • Promotes Weight Loss – “Coconut water is an ideal drink for weight loss. It is low in calories and easy on the stomach. In fact, this light and refreshing drink contains various bioactive enzymes that aid digestion and boost fat metabolism.”
  • Treats Migraine Headaches – hydration and magnesium help these headaches
  • Helps Hangovers – the electrolytes help counteract the effects of the alcohol and provide oxidation to your system. Here’s a hangover smoothie: 2 cups coconut water, 1 mango, 2 pieces of mint, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 1/2 cup ice.
  • Thanks to Top Ten Home Remedies for this information.  To read more, click here.

  Coconut Water Health Benefits You Might Not Know About

Due to the medical benefits of coconut water, it’s a good idea to keep some around your house or apartment. It makes a great mixer for drinks too and so many other uses. Please read some of the other articles on this website to find out more. Want to purchase some right now? It’s easy – just click the button below.

Nutritional Benefits of Coconut Water

What exactly is coconut water? It’s the liquid inside a young coconut, about 5 – 7 months of age. Later the water congeals and becomes coconut meat. While all coconut products are healthy food sources, coconut water is amazingly packed with nutrients, especially vitamins and minerals. In addition, there are no known side effects: coconut water is safe for pregnant women, small children, even people who have various allergies.

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  • Hydration – According to the website, http://nutrition-and-you.com coconut water is a good source of hydration due to its high content of simple sugars, electrolytes and minerals. It’s a light drink but replaces needed fluids easily.
  • Anti-aging, anti-carcinogenic – coconut water contains cytokinins which keep blood flowing freely.
  • Aid to digestion and metabolism – “Coconut water is composed of many naturally occurring bioactive enzymes such as acid phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, diastase, peroxidase, RNA-polymerases etc. In effect, these enzymes help in the digestion and metabolism”. quote source  Coconut water is also a good remedy for indigestion.
  • Source of Vitamin B-complex – These include riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine, and folates and are mostly gained from sources outside the body.
  • Source of electrolytes, potassium and sodium – The balance of the electrolytes in our bodies is essential for normal function of our cells and our organs.

 

See chart below for an in-depth analysis of fresh coconut water  (per 100g)

Chart Source: USDA National Nutrient data base

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Serving coconut water: It can be served chilled or directly out of the young coconut by removing the green outer husk and the top of the brown inner shell. The soft coconut gel/meat is delicious too. I personally like to add pineapple juice and tequila to my coconut water.

 

Coconut Water Discoveries in the Lab

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There have been a number of medical studies of coconut water in the past 5 years. While there are testimonials about the benefits of coconut water, there needs to be controlled studies to back up this reported evidence. Several studies were done at the Biochemistry Department of India’s University of Kerala using lab rats.

The Department of Biochemistry at India’s University of Kerala has repeatedly examined the effect of coconut water on lab rats and done so from multiple angles. In one study, they reported that coconut water reduced blood sugar and oxidative stress in diabetic rats. [2] Another study found that coconut water reduced high blood pressure and improved antioxidant activity. [3] Further research revealed a beneficial effect on cholesterol. [4] Read more here. 

Dr. Edward Group, writing online for Global Healing Center states that coconut water is also known as the best way to rehydrate after exercise. There are a number of reasons that it is better for you than the flashy sports drinks. It’s natural, full of vitamins and minerals and also electrolytes. When you have been exercising and sweating you lose more than just water.  Coconut water helps you rehydrate without the sugar, acidity or calories of soft drinks or sports drinks.

When researchers in Malaysia compared the rehydration efficacy of plain water, sports drinks, and coconut water, coconut water was the shining star. A study that included ten healthy males, each exercising for 90 minutes, determined that not only was sodium-enriched coconut water extremely effective for whole body rehydration, it was also better tolerated- no nausea or upset stomach. [5]

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Coconut Water as a Sports Training Drink

CoconutsVery recently coconut water has taken the world by storm, appearing in health food stores as well as grocery stores, even in coolers for yoga training and of course along with other sports drinks in the sport training drink sections. What’s all the publicity about coconut water?

First, let’s clear up the difference between various coconut products. Coconut water is the liquid found in immature coconuts. Coconut milk is a mixture of the coconut pulp and coconut water. This is not to be confused with coconut cream, a thick, sweet paste used for cooking and some cocktails. It’s totally different from shredded and often sweetened coconut we find on top of cakes and in cookies. Coconut water is the purest form and full of vitamins and minerals.

Sports Training Drinks

Which leads us back to sports training. According to Pamela Nisevich Bede writing for Runner’s World, coconut water is definitely superior to other sports drinks as a replacement for electrolytes and other nutrients depleted during a tough sports workout.

That said, coconut water does offer some benefits. It’s a natural way to replenish electrolytes after hard workouts. Unsweetened varieties are free of the sugar, artificial sweeteners, or dyes contained in many conventional sports drinks. And it’s high in potassium and magnesium, two nutrients the body needs for general health and good performance.

An 8-ounce carton of unsweetened coconut water has approximately 40 calories and nine grams of sugar, compared with approximately 50 calories and 14 grams of sugar for the same serving of Gatorade. Read more here.

It’s important to find unsweetened coconut water without any additives. Cocos Pure coconut water is completely natural and processed with minimal heat to save as much of the vitamins and minerals as possible. To order some today, just click on the button below. Here is another article about sports training and coconut water.

 

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Coconut Water Drinks: Coconut Sangria

CocosPure_Premium_Pineapple_464x467Sangria is a drink for anytime of the day or night. It’s so refreshing and light one hardly notices the added wine. What could be healthier than to add coconut water to the mix too? Here’s a coconut water drink recipe that comes to us from Davida at The Healthy Maven. I hope you try it. It has an added punch of vodka and wine.

Coconut Water Drinks: Coconut Sangria

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup pineapple, chopped
  • 1 cup mango, chopped
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • ½ cup vodka
  • 1 bottle of white wine
  • 1 cup coconut water
Instructions:
  1. Blend the fruit in a blender or food processor.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher or bowl.
  3. Let sit for at least 2 hours (longer is better).
  4. Serve on ice.

Davida says to be careful about drinking too much of this drink that tastes like soda pop. Hangovers are not fun! However, there’s no better cure for hangovers than straight coconut water.

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Coconut Water Recipe – Malaysian Curry Chicken

cocos_product-image-2_464x467pxThis recipe comes to us from . I found it amusing that in this modern day of frozen dinners and fast food, Ms. I-Hua considers herself lazy because she doesn’t grind her own spices or make her own sauces. You might find this coconut water recipe too spicy so tone down the spices as you like. You may not be able to find all these ingredients but do your best. Also, this recipe calls for creating you own coconut water by pressing the coconut meat that has been soaked in warm water. We know a better source of good coconut water from CocosPure, right?

Ingredients:

500-600 g of Chicken Breast (cut into rough chunks)
meat curry powder
3 dried red chillies (use with caution)
a pinch of Salt
4 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp chopped garlic
2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbp Sambal Olek
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp ground white pepper

1 cup of toasted desiccated coconut (grated)
1 cup of coconut water (CocosPure is the best)
1 Kaffir lime leaf (shredded finely)
sliced red chillies (for garnishing)

Procedure:

Coat the chicken pieces in the curry powder and salt and set aside.

In a hot wok (or frying pan), heat up 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Once the oil is hot enough, brown the chicken in the wok on all sides. Take out and set aside.

Using the same oil, toss in the chopped garlic, dried red chillies and sambal olek. Once the aroma starts wafting up, gently pour some coconut water into the wok letting it simmer gently.

Add in the Worcestershire sauce, fish sauce, sugar and ground white pepper and let simmer.

Turn the heat back up on high and toss the browned chicken back into the simmer sauce and give it a good mix.

Add in half a cup of the toasted coconut making sure to mix all ingredients in the wok as to coat everything.

As the sauce thickens up, add in the remaining coconut water and let it simmer gently.

Once the sauce thickens up again, turn off the heat and transfer the curry to a serving dish.

Garnish with the remaining toasted coconut, shredded kaffir lime leaf and sliced red chillies.    Read more here.

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Coconut Water – Any Side Effects?

No Tag-01While coconut water is not considered a medicine, it’s good to look at the safety of everything you eat and drink. There are known side effects to simple foods or liquids such as tap water or cow’s milk. What about coconut water? Remember that coconut water is the liquid found inside an immature fresh coconut, and of course this is the pure form.

According to webmd.com, coconut water is used to treat high blood pressure and dehydration resulting from diarrhea or excess exercise. Thus instead of side effects, here is a place where coconut water is used as an aid to sickness. In fact, in the absence of blood transfusions, coconut water has been substituted due to its high level of vitamins and minerals plus electrolytes. However, there are a few occasions when it should not be taken.

Patients should stop consuming coconut water a minimum of two weeks prior to a scheduled surgery, and they should speak with a doctor before drinking it while taking medications for high blood pressure, as recommended by WebMD. Those who are pregnant or breast-feeding should avoid coconut water due to a lack of research concerning its safety during these periods. Read more here.

It’s interesting that it can used to treat high blood pressure but should not be taken at the same time as other medications for high blood pressure. The fact that coconut water contains electrolytes is a great bonus to good health. Our modern diets are often lacking sufficient quantity of electrolytes. Here are some of the health problems that develop from low levels of electrolytes.

Providing electrolytes and hydrating the body are essential steps to maintaining overall health. Electrolytes help maintain muscle function and balance the body’s fluids. Suffering from improperly balanced electrolytes results in weakness, heart palpitations, and muscle cramping. Chronic dehydration leads to ailments such as headaches, fatigue, constipation, and decreased urine output. Read more here.

I hope you are getting the picture that there are very few side effects to coconut water. Only pregnant women or people taking other medications need consult their doctors before drinking it. There are an incredible number of health and medical benefits for coconut water to balance the few restrictions. I can personally testify that during a trip to a foreign country I contracted some diarrhea-causing bug, and coconut water was the only thing that stopped it. In fact it was the only thing I could keep down. I was relieved to have discovered this natural medicine.

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Health Benefits of Coconut Water

Coconut water means healthy skinThere are countless benefits of this great drink, coconut water. However, here are some that you might not know about, thanks to “Top Ten Home Remedies“, a great website to check out.

  • Boost to the Immune System – People living in modern cities often have compromised immune systems and need a concentrated food to replace the lacking vitamins and minerals. Coconut water is a delicious, low fat drink that is packed with nutrients such as “antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, B-complex vitamins, vitamin C and minerals like iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese and zinc……  Plus the plant hormones called cytokinins in this health drink exhibit anti-aging, antithrombotic and anticancer effects.”
  • Relief from Hangovers – Did you know coconut water is a better remedy than bloody marys or even anti-acid medicines? It is easy on the stomach and provides much-needed nutrients. The antioxidants in coconut water help deal with the oxidative stress caused by over-indulgence in alcohol.
  • Relief from Headaches, Stomach Aches and even Heart Problems – The gentle nature with high nutrient content of coconut water works magic with these problems. “Plus, coconut water has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiplatelet properties and helps improve circulation. Thus, it helps reduce plaque formation in the arteries and lowers the risk of heart attacks and strokes.” If used regularly, coconut water has been known to aid in lowering blood pressure as well.
  • Promotes Weight Loss – this low fat drink is a much better choice than the usual soft drinks which are full of sugar or artificial sweeteners. Here’s a popular drink that is good for you.
  • Rehydrates the Body and Slows Down Aging – By putting moisture back into the skin, coconut water provides its users with youthful skin and bodies. Why not drink something that is good for you during your next sports event or road trip?

Cocos Pure is here to help you realize the great effects of coconut water so you achieve that perfect body or at least recover from your over-indulgences!

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Coconut Oil as a Bad Breath Remedy for Your Dogs

Food Products 02There are a number of common causes for bad breath with dogs. Be sure to take good care of teeth and gums. Your dog will need those teeth to eat. Yes, you can brush your dog’s teeth to cut down on gum and tooth decay, just as we do with our own teeth. There are long-handled tooth brushes at most pet stores, so that getting into your dog’s mouth is easier. Just lift up the side lip and insert the brush.

But before you do that, this is where coconut oil comes in. Use it as a toothpaste. Dogs will love the sweet taste and coconut products sweeten the breath too. I brush my dog’s teeth several times a week and then I let her lick the brush. This cleans her tongue, another source of that bad breath. Here’s what Julia Szabo, pet health guru for the online site, Dogster, has to say about coconut oil.

Coconut oil is one of those pantry items you should never be without. It doesn’t just boost digestive, immune system, and metabolic functions — it also helps to combat canine bad breath. Put a lovin’ teaspoonful over your dog’s food every single day, and you’ll soon sniff sweeter breath — plus dogs love the taste; for them, coconut oil is a sweet treat. Some dog lovers even brush their pets’ teeth with coconut oil, making the chore an offer even ornery canines can’t refuse!

She thinks coconut oil is an important addition to a dog’s regular diet as well. She sites numerous reasons to add a teaspoon full to the dog food daily. It 1) improves of coat and fur (thicker and shinier), 2) reduces yeast (candida) and viral infections (kennel cough), 3) helps with arthritis, 4) regulates diabetes, and 5) with cinnamon can help avoid dementia. Sounds like a wonder food to me. However, the bottom line is what works, so give coconut oil a chance and let us know your results. OK?

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Halloween Recipes with Coconut Water

Halloween isn’t just for treat-hunting kids. The adults get into the swing of things too with costume parties and adult spooky drinks. Here’s a few tasty ones that include coconut water.

Witches’ Brew

2 oz pineapple and cranberry juices mixed together

2 oz. CocosPure coconut water

2 oz. Malibu coconut rum

Pour over ice into frosted glasses. Drink immediately!

 

Bloody Mary

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1 cup sliced strawberries

3 tablespoons agave nectar or honey

1 shot of white rum (optional)

Blend water, sweetener and strawberries in a blender. Pour over ice and top with rum. Pour a bit of strawberry syrup down the side of the glasses to look like blood. More recipes here.

 

Creepy Eyeball Martini

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3 oz. lychee juice

2 oz Solerno blood orange liqueur

2 oz. CocosPure coconut water

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add in all the cocktail ingredients, shake well and divide between two martini glasses. Take a couple of the lychee fruits and put blueberries in them to make the “eyeballs” either sink a couple into the drinks or skewer and rest on top. Serve drinks chilled. Read more recipes here.

Do you have a favorite Halloween drink recipe? Don’t keep it a secret. Pass it on to us and we will make sure to post it. Remember that by adding coconut water you make all that alcohol healthier (in moderation, that is).

 

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