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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Coconut Water- Love the taste, Love the Health Benefits.

When I was a little girl, I used to go back to my grandparents place for the holidays. They lived in the village and was surrounded by many plants and trees which were a delightful sight, as we don't see much of those in the middle of KL. Among those trees stood tall palms, some were tilted some were straight, it's coconuts!
(Cocos nucifera)Yeah! My grandfather would gather up young coconuts and holes on top of the fruit to pour out its water, once the water is all out we would continue with the process of scooping out its flesh for further consumption. Ah, yummy~

Now that I've unearthed it's benefits, I have more reasons to consume even more of its water, and just to let you know, that, you should probably do the same.

Health Benefits of Coconut Water
  • Low in carbohydrate & sugar.
  • Cools the body to maintain a balanced body temperature.
  • Hydrates the body-a natural isotonic water(replenish nutrients effectively after an exercise regime), beats gaseous isotonic drinks any day, I bet!
  • Assist transportation of nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.
  • Increase metabolism and promotes weight loss.
  • Boosts immune system.
  • Fights viruses and cures viral infection(anti-viral properties).
  • Cleanses the digestive tract.
  • May help in balancing blood sugar level.
  • Balances body's pH level.
  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Dissolves stones of the urinary tract.
  • Drink coconut water to subside a fever.
  • It is said to relief headches.
  • Prevents cancer.
  • Improves heart function.
  • Anti-thrombosis.
  • Anti-ageing.
  • Rich in B-complex Vitamins, which is essential for energy, healthy nervous system, healthy skin, nail and hair, good digestion and fat metabolism.
  • Controls the intensity of GERD (Gastro enteritis reflux disease), as well as getting rid of your heartburn annoyance.
  • It is also said to cure worm problems in infants and digestive-related disorders.
Benefits for Pregnant Women
  • Provides the body with a mixed spectrum of vitamins and minerals.
  • Increases stamina.
  • Improves elimination processes and acts as a diuretic. (Pregnant women sometimes experience constipation/ urinary discomfort due to the growing womb that adds pressure to its surrounding organs)
  • Protects preggy mummy from viral infections that may cause danger to the baby.
  • Increasing HDL (High density lipoprotein)-The good kind of cholesterol that not only pregnant mothers need, but for normal people as well, as most of us tend to have low on these on more on the LDL (Low density lipoprotein), the bad guy which causes blockages in blood capillaries and contributes to many other vascular diseases.
So, it's a great thirst quencher + curative beverage + healthy = great drink all in one. Go and get yourself a drink at the coconut stalls near you today! Heh..Salam & Thank you for reading =)

5 comments:

nik rosmawati said...

nice entry.kalau nik demam memang hubby cari air kelapa :)

aesh came said...

@nik Rosmawati: hehe mmg petua org2 dulu kan, kalau demam minum air kelapa =)...

Faraz said...

This is really a great information and I kept reading on and on as this is great medical information.
http://www.medilol.com/

Kedron McCloud said...

I love coconut milk and heard it is a combination of coconut water and coconut meat blended together. My husband and I use it when making green smoothies, especially when adding pineapple as well!

aesh came said...

@Kedron McCloud: I bet coconut smoothies tastes great! Never had it myself, should try it out one day~

thanks for the comments people~

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