Coconut water is one of my favourite healing Superfoods because it is so tasty, refreshing and hydrating and is loaded with health benefits. I instantly feel like I’m holidaying on a tropical island paradise when I take a sip.
Coconut Water is the juice in the interior of a young coconut. It is the purest liquid second to clean water –is anti-viral and anti-bacterial. In fact, Coconut water is almost identical to blood plasma. In cases of emergency coconut water has been used as an intravenous hydration fluid instead of the standard IV fluid. It’s loaded with B complex vitamins (riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, pyridoxine & folates), calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium & zinc, potassium, enzymes, amino acids, and phyto-hormones. Coconut Water is low in calories and free of fat and cholesterol. It is renowned for its ability to re-energise and hydrate the body as well as assists in weight loss. For these reasons it has been marketed as a sports drink. Coconut water also aids in metabolism and has an alkalising effect on the body to assist a healthy environment and keep disease at bay. Studies have also shown coconut water has anti-aging, anti-carcinogenic and anti-thrombotic effects.
Coconut Water may be beneficial to:
- Rehydrate after physical activity or dehydration
- Alleviate diarrohea & vomiting
- Alkalise the body and promote healthy immune function
- Aid in proper digestion, boost metabolism and assist with weight loss
- Control blood sugar levels
- Promote healthy Thyroid function
- Relieve stress and depression
Use as a healthy alternative to artificial drinks, sport, energy and mixer drinks. Your whole family will benefit from it.
If you’re not living on a tropical island like Gilligan or a contestant on Survivor and don’t have access to fresh coconuts, then make sure it is organic with no additives. Available at http://www.itzallgoodfood.com.au