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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SOME HEALTH BENEFITS OF COCONUT WATER



Coconut water is all the rage right now and for good reason! Coconut water is said to be the most valuable super food on earth and nature’s most refreshing drink. Consumed worldwide, coconut water is packed with variety of health benefits. It is the purest liquid second to only water itself. In this article, BOLA AKINBOADE-BELLO brings to you few reasons why Coconut water is a delicious, healthy and beneficial drink.

WHAT IS COCONUT WATER?
It is a liquid that forms naturally inside a shell of coconut. It’s a common drink in many tropical regions and becoming more popular as some companies now market it as natural sport drink.

WHY DO PEOPLE DRINK IT?
In many countries, coconut water is thought to have health benefits. Coconut is 94% water and fairly low in calories. It seems to be a good source for B vitamins and potassium.
Coconut water contains electrolytes, various plant hormones, enzymes, and amino acids. Some substances in coconut water could theoretically have antioxidant benefits in the body.
A scientific study suggests that, drinking of coconut water might be associated with lower rate of heart attacks. Another similar study found that coconut water significantly lowered systolic blood pressure in the 71% of people with hypertension.
Also coconut water has been used to re-hydrate after exercise or illness, some say it serves as oral drip for recovery of strength. It has also been used as IV solutions in emergency cases; also it may be good for storage solution for a tooth that has been knocked-out until you see a dentist.

HOW MUCH COCONUT WATER SHOULD YOU TAKE?
Coconut water has not been well-studied as a treatment, so there is no official dosage for it yet. However do not confuse coconut water with other liquids derived from coconuts, such as coconut milk which is rather derived from coconut by grating the meat of the coconut. Coconut milk is high in saturated fat and is an ingredient in many recipes. Coconut oil is made from coconut milk or dried coconut meat; it’s used for cooking, skin care, and engine lubricants, amongst other things.

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