Pure Coconut Water: What to Look for and What to Avoid

If you have read any of the posts on this site you will know the many benefits of pure coconut water such as:

  • helps prevent heart attacks
  • fights free radicals to avoid cancer
  • has anti-aging effects
  • contains electrolytes that help lower high blood pressure
  • is full of vitamins and minerals such as vitamins B and C
  • contains trans-zeatin which is used to treat dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

The taste is mild and it is often used as a mixer with other health-producing drinks such as pineapple juice and green tea. However, not all coconut water that is for sale is equal in health benefits. Of course pure coconut water comes directly from a young coconut. Since not everyone lives near a coconut grove, let’s explore which of the commercial drinks are the best for your health.

First, here are some of the things to avoid when shopping for your coconut water.

  • coconut water made from concentrate, not fresh – This is a good way to cut down the vitamin and mineral benefits
  • taking coconut water from mature coconuts or from young ones that were harvested weeks before the water is extracted – When coconuts become more mature, the water looses some of the nutrients. Likewise when the coconuts are harvested young but left on the ground sometimes for weeks some of the health benefits are lost.
  • adding “natural” flavors or sugar – Chances are that if you see flavors or sweeteners added the water comes from a mature coconut, and these are added to cover up the now acidic and less nutritious flavor of the water.
  • pasteurizing it with heat – Here is another way to decrease the mineral and vitamin content. According to foodbabe.com, a website which explores what is really in your food,

” It has been shown that heat also destroys some of the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients and also denatures enzymes – stripping its benefits and much of its flavor. If coconut water is from concentrate, this would be the second time it’s heated. Obviously, your best bet is to seek out and find unpasteurized raw coconut water.”

  • The worst of all – dipping coconuts in formaldehyde or sodium metabisulphite – This sounds like a horror show, but it is done before sending whole coconuts to other countries to keep them from spoiling. Certainly some of these strong poisons could seep into the coconut meat and water. If you live far from a coconut producing country, please be careful about buying fresh coconuts, especially ones with the green husks still on.

The bottom line is to read the labels on the coconut water containers. You want water that is HPP (high pressure processing) or at least minimally heated during the processing, without added ingredients, collected from young coconuts and the water extracted immediately, and of course taken from organic coconuts for pure coconut water.CocosPure Coconut Water

CocosPure fits all of these criteria and will give you a nutritious and tasty selection of coconut water. As we stated several times in these blog posts, CocosPure:

• tastes better.

• is 100% natural, never from concentrate, no sugar, additives or preservatives.

• Single source origin to maintain taste and consistency.

• is only from fresh young coconuts specific to the regions of Thailand and Vietnam.

• is always sourced from fresh young coconuts, never mature coconuts which have a sour taste and are less nutritious.

• is harvested from coconuts and specially handpicked to our strict requirements. All of our coconut water is ethically sourced and processed using a minimal heat process.

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Coconut Water Health Benefits: Skin

Coconut water means healthy skin
Coconut water means healthy skin

With the popularity of coconut water increasing, it seems people like the taste a well as the health benefits. While the benefits are numerous, today I’ll describe health benefits for your skin. Here they are:

  • Moisturizer
  • Reduces Signs of Aging
  • Reduces Pigmentation
  • Treats Skin Infections
  • Help Reduce Acne

It’s important to note that coconut water tends to lower blood pressure. While this could be a good thing, pregnant women and people on certain medications for blood pressure should consult their doctors before taking coconut water internally. However, this article concerns topical use of coconut water on the skin and thus is safe for everyone. Thanks to Bhavna Panda for her article in stylecraze.com for the following information.

Coconut Water Health Benefits: Skin

Moisturizer: 2 tablespoons coconut water, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon honey (optional).  The water and lemon juice makes a great toner or spread it on as a masque with the honey added. Keep it on for 30 minutes, then rinse with cold water. Lemon juice can dry out your skin, so adjust the amount depending on your skin type.

Reduces Aging: 1 tablespoon coconut water, 2 tablespoons plain yogurt. Apply to your face using a soft brush or tissue. Wash with cold water after 15 minutes. Use 2 times per week.

Reduces Pigmentation: 1 tablespoon fuller’s earth, 1 1/2 tablespoon coconut water. Apply paste to pimented area. Wash with cold water after 15 minutes. Use twice a week. Coconut water is rich in vitamin C, known to help remove pigmentation.

Treat Skin Infections: Spray fresh coconut water directly on the infection. it will feel especially soothing if you keep the spray bottle in the refrigerator. Please note that major infections should be treated with medication. Coconut water is best for minor rashes or sunburns.

Reduces Acne: 1/2 coup coconut water, 1 teaspoon honey. Apply with a cotton ball. Wipe off after 10 minutes with a cloth. Coconut water contains antibacterial properties and reduces infections causing acne.

Please return to this website to see more articles about the health benefits of coconut water. Have some remedies of your own for coconut water health benefits: skin? We’d love to hear about them.

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Replace Your Sports Drink with CocosPure Coconut Water

CocosPure Coconut WaterCoconut water has become popular in the past 10 years as a nutritious energy drink. While it should not totally replace water for hydration, it is definitely superior to energy drinks that are full of sugar or caffeine, even chemical additives. Such energy drinks might provide quick energy but then they let you down quickly. What is the cost to your health to use them? It’s best to replace your sports drink.

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On the other hand, coconut water, the juice from young coconuts, is high in potassium. One 12 oz. can of coconut water contains 690 mg of potassium, more potassium than a banana and certainly more than popular sports drinks which contain 140 mg. Our western diet is low in potassium and it is important to athletes as it prevents muscle cramps.

While most commercial coconut water products are pure coconut water, it’s important to read the labels as some contain sugar, fruit juices or other additives. One of the best coconut water products on the market is by The Cocos Pure Beverage Corp and is available in health food stores and by special order. Why not try some today? You can easily order it by clicking the button below.

 

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