Monday, June 25, 2007

Why Drink Coconut Water?

Coconut water is naturally:

  • Low in Carbs
  • 99% Fat Free
  • Low in sugars
Coconut water contains organic compounds possessing healthy growth promoting properties that have been known to help:

  • Keep the body cool and at the proper temperature

  • Orally re-hydrate your body,

  • It is an all natural isotonic beverage
  • Carry nutrients and oxygen to cells
  • Naturally replenish your body's fluids after exercising

  • Raise your metabolism
  • Promote weight loss

  • Boost your immune system
  • Detoxify and fight viruses
  • Cleanse your digestive tract
  • Control diabetes
  •  Aid your body in fighting viruses that cause the flu, herpes, and AIDS
  • Balance your PH and reduce risk of cancer
  • Treat kidney and urethral stones
  • Boost poor circulation

Coconut water Information complied by John Kohler

English name coconut, first mentioned in English print in 1555, comes
from Spanish and Portugese word coco, which means 'monkey face.'
Spanish and Portugese explorers found a resemblance to a monkey's face
in the three round indented markings or 'eyes' found at the base of the

On the Nicobar Islands of the Indian Ocean, whole coconuts
were used as currency for the purchase of goods until the early part of
the twentieth century.

Coconuts are the fruit of the coconut
palm, botanically known as cocos nucifera, with nucifera meaning
'nut-bearing.' The fruit-bearing palms are native to Malaysia,
Polynesia and southern Asia, and are now also prolific in South
America, India , the Pacific Islands , Hawaii and Florida. The light,
fibrous husk allowed it to easily drift on the oceans to other areas to

propagate. In Sanskrit, the coconut palm is known as kalpa
vriksha, meaning 'tree which gives all that is necessary for living,'
since nearly all parts of the tree can be used in some

manner or another.

The coconut itself has many food uses, including milk, meat, sugar
and oil as well as functioning as its own dish and cup. The husk was
also burned for fuel by natives, but today a seed fibre called coir is
taken from the husk and used to make brushes, mats, fishnets, and rope.
A very potent fermented toddy or drink is also made from the coconut
palm's sap. Coconut oil, a saturated fat made from dried coconut meat,
is used for commercial frying and in candies and margarines, as well as
in non-edible products such as soaps and cosmetics.

Although it takes up to a year for coconuts to mature, the
trees bloom up to thirteen times a year, so fruit is constantly forming
yielding a continuous harvest year-round. An average harvest from one
tree runs about 60 coconuts, with some trees yielding three times that

The coconut's name is a bit of a misnomer, since it is
botanically classified as a drupe and not a nut. It is the largest seed
known. If you've ever opened a fresh coconut, you will have

seen the
thin, opaque almost clear coconut juice or water which has a slight
almond flavor. Contrary to popular belief, this is not the coconut
milk. However, the water is consumed as a drink fresh from the coconut
by many, and it can also be used in recipes.

Here is some information about Coconut Water:

a natural isotonic beverage, with the same level of electrolytic
balance as we have in our blood. It's the fluid of life, so to speak.'
In fact, during the Pacific War of 1941-45, both sides in the conflict
regularly used coconut water - siphoned directly from the nut - to give
emergency plasma transfusions to wounded soldiers. Most coconut water
is still consumed fresh in tropical coastal areas - once exposed to
air, the liquid rapidly loses most of its organoleptic and nutritional
characteristics, and begins to ferment.

  • Coconut Water is More Nutritious than whole milk - Less fat and NO cholesterol!
  • Coconut Water is More Healthy than Orange Juice - Much lower calories
  • Coconut Water is Better than processed baby milk- It contains lauric acid, which is present in human mother's milk
  • Coconut water is naturally sterile -- Water permeates though the filtering husk!
  • Coconut water is a universal donor-- Its identical to human blood plasma
  • Coconut Water is a Natural Isotonic Beverage - The same level we have in our blood.
  • Coconut water has saved lives in 3rd world countries thru Coconut IV.
water is the very stuff of Nature, biologically Pure, full of Natural
Sugars, Salts, and Vitamins to ward off fatigue... and is the next wave
of energy drinks BUT natural!', according to Mortin Satin, Chief of the
United Nation's Food & Agriculture Organization. Coconut water
contains more potassium (at about 294 mg) than most sports drinks (117
mg) and most energy drinks. Coconut water has less sodium (25mg) where
sports drinks have around 41mg and energy drinks have about 200 mg!
Coconut water has 5mg of Natural Sugars where sports and energy drinks
range from 10-25mg of Altered Sugars. Coconut water is very high in
Chloride at 118mg, compared to sports drinks at about 39mg.

(Data is based on a 100ml drink.).

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