Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Cool off with Coconut Water!

Did you know that coconut water is second best to water in its purity? It's full of electrolytes, potassium and magnesium. It doesn't contain any preservatives, artificial sweeteners or colors and absolutely no sugar. And besides cooling you off and quenching your thirst it also has a multitude of benefits.

Coconut water is the liquid taken from unripe coconuts. If they get ripe the liquid will harden and become a part of the white flesh of the coconut, which is how coconut milk is made. So picking the coconut while unripe will guarantee that the body gets all the benefits of coconut water.

1. This wonderful water hydrates the body. It is an isotonic solution that "replaces fluids and minerals that the body loses during physical activities".
2. It relieves urinary problems, if consumed on a regular basis.

3. It kills intestinal worms. Drinking coconut water with one teaspoon of olive oil for 3 days will kill intestinal worms and clear the stomach, aiding in digestion.

4. It breaks up kidney stones. If you are plagued by kidney stones try drinking coconut water to break up the stones and making them easier to pass.
5. It controls vomitting. While helping to settle the stomach from various ailments it also helps during a hangover!
6. It's delicious. Maybe not a "benefit" but it sure is a plus!
Food for Thought carries five brands of coconut water in six delicious flavors. Try lime, mango, acai with pomegranate, pineapple and plain.

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely love it! Can't live without my Vita Coco!