Coconut Oil and Coconut Milk vs. Coconut WaterAs you may have guessed, the oil, milk, and water are each derived from a different part of the coconut. This is true, but surprisingly, each offers its own benefits to your natural health. Here you will learn why Coconut Water should be incorporated into your diet at least two to three times per week. Coconut oil comes from the endosperm, or meat, of the coconut. In addition, coconut milk is actually ground coconut meat diluted with water. Both coconut oil and coconut milk are made from mature coconuts, but that is not the case for Coconut Water. Uniquely, Coconut Water is derived from young, immature coconuts whose endosperm has not yet solidified. The endosperm is more jelly-like and contains a fluid that is extracted before the coconut ripens—that is the Coconut Water!
Coconut Water = Super HydrationWith 95% water content, Coconut Water is essentially water. Yet, it is rich in amino acids, antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamin C, B-vitamins, and trace elements including zinc, sulphur, and iodine. Coconut Water also serves as a great source of electrolytes and natural salts (sodium, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, and calcium) that drive biochemical mechanisms within your organs.
Coconut Water similar to Blood PlasmaFor this reason, physicians compare Coconut Water to human blood plasma, because they share a similar composition and Coconut Water is very compatible to the human body. As a matter of fact, Coconut Water has been used intravenously in emergency situations to restore fluids for over 60 years. Some researchers believe that Coconut Water is a better post-workout drink than sports drinks. Sports drinks became popular for their electrolytes that restore your body after exercising, but they also contain added sugars and colourings that are rather unhealthy and full of calories. That is why Coconut Water’s low-sugar, low-fat, and low-calorie ingredients make it a great alternative.
Benefits of Coconut WaterIt is believed that coconuts offer so many health benefits because coconut palm trees grow in or near mineral-rich seawater and rich volcanic soil. Even Sanskrit refers to coconut palms as kalp vriksha meaning, “a tree that gives all that is necessary for living.” Organic Coconut Water can do all the following:
- alkalise your body
- promote weight loss
- improve skin tone and elasticity
- support immune response
- regulate blood pressure
- reduce plaque formation and enhance blood circulation
- balance glucose and insulin levels
- prevent osteoporosis and strengthen bones
- protect kidney function and urinary tract
- settle nausea and vomiting
- improve digestion