• The Miracle Benefits Of Coconut Water

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    Coconut water is the ultimate thirst quencher and offers a tasty alternative to water. This pure liquid is packed with nutrients that yield an array of health benefits. Find out its miracle benefits.

    Coconut water is the clear, slightly sweet liquid found in young, unripe coconuts. As the coconut ripens, this liquid is absorbed into its flesh, so the riper the coconut, the less coconut water it contains. For drinking purposes, nuts are harvested at 5 to 7 months of age; since the coconut water in younger nuts is bitter and lacking in nutrients, and older coconuts have started to absorb the water into their flesh.

    Much more than just a refreshing drink, coconut water contains as much potassium as bananas; as well as providing calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, manganese and zinc. In addition, it contains B vitamins; vitamin C; and phyto-nutrients such as cytokines (which are thought to have anti-aging, anti-cancer, and anti-clotting effects.)

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    Many claims made about the health benefits of coconut water and preliminary research suggests that most of these claims are true. Recent studies have shown that coconut water has many benefits, such as:

    Lowering cholesterol – a study comparing coconut water to lovastatin (Mevacor) resulted in similar lowering of total serum cholesterol, VLDL and LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides, as well as an increase in HDL (good) cholesterol; without the dangerous side-effects associated with statin drugs.

    Anti-bacterial properties – research has identified three novel anti-bacterial peptides which inhibited both gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial growth. With so many bacteria becoming resistant to currently available antibiotic medications, new antibacterial substances are desperately needed, and this could lead to new and better treatments for infection.

    Anti-Alzheimer’s activity – in an animal model of experimentally induced menopausal changes, coconut water appeared to prevent the reduction of brain estrogen levels and the accumulation of Alzheimer’s associated plaque in their brains.

    Re-hydration after exercise-induced dehydration – a study comparing water, a commercial sports drink, plain coconut water, and coconut water with sodium added showed that the sodium-enriched coconut water was just as good as the sports drink for re-hydrating the body after exercise, and that the coconut water caused less nausea and stomach upset.

    Treating dehydration associated with gastroenteritisHangover recovery – the electrolytes and glucose present in coconut water make it an effective natural hangover remedy, while cleansing away nasty toxins and replenishing required nutrients to help you feel a little more human after a big night out.





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