Saturday, January 22, 2011

The wonders of coconut water..!

Seven Benefits of Coconut Water

By Tommy Fassbender on April 20th, 2008

Coconut water is the purest liquid
second only to water itself. It has many health benefits and uses that
you probably did not know about.

Many persons have gone to the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands , Florida , Hawaii , South America or Southern
Asia and have tasted some very refreshing coconut water. The palm trees
you have become accustomed to while on vacation are very potent sources
of coconut water that has many health benefits and uses that you
probably did not know about.

Coconut water is the purest liquid
second only to water itself. It is chock full of electrolytes, calcium,
potassium, magnesium; everything that is good for you.

Coconut water is the liquid that is
taken from unripe coconuts. If coconuts get ripe the liquid that is
inside will harden and become a part of the white flesh of the coconut,
which is used to make coconut milk. So, picking the coconut while it is
unripe will ensure that the body gets all the benefits of coconut water.

Coconut Water Hydrates the Body
Coconut water is an isotonic solution
which replaces the fluids and minerals that the body loses during
physical activities. For this reason, many athletes and persons who work
out regularly are encouraged to drink coconut water to replace all the
minerals and fluid that they lose while working out. Even the United
Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) attest to the benefits
of drinking coconut water when it fought for a patent in 2000 to market
coconut water as the next big sports drinks.

 Coconut Water Relieves Urinary Problems
If you consume coconut water on a
regular basis it can reduce urinary problems. People who suffer from
strangury, polyutra and other urinary ailments drink coconut water to
relieve their

Coconut Water Kills Intestinal Worms
Drinking coconut water<
ut-water/%3Ewith one teaspoon of olive oil<
-water/%3Efor three days will kill intestinal worms and clear the
stomach of worms, which makes for better digestion.

Coconut Water Breaks up Kidney Stones
People who have kidney problems and are
plagued by kidney stones should drink coconut water in addition to
taking their medication<

Drinking coconut water regularly helps
to break up kidney stones making them easier to push out.

Coconut Water is Used in Blood Transfusion
Coconut water is almost identical to blood plasma and this makes it easy to use for blood transfusion. In
cases of emergency coconut water has been used as an intravenous
hydration fluid instead of the standard IV fluid. During World War II
many wounded soldiers were saved in the Pacific because of emergency
transfusion using coconut water as plasma.

Coconut Water is an Antibacterial
Coconut water contains monolaurin, an
antiviral, antibacterial and antiprozoal monoglyceride that is used to
kill lipid-coated viruses such as HIV, Herpes, cytomegalovirus, flu and
various pathogenic bacteria.

Coconut Water Controls Vomiting
Coconut water is great at reducing
vomiting. People who have typhoid, malaria, fevers or other ailments
that are known to induce vomiting drink coconut water to settle the
stomach. As such, coconut water is also a good thing to drink during a

Green or unripe coconuts can be found in
Asian and West Indian markets. All coconuts that they sell are closed up
to keep coconut water from losing its nutrients. So, if you plan on
buying a coconut, you can ask someone to chop the coconut open or you
can open it yourself at home and drink it.

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