Thursday, 25 August 2011

You Need To Be Hydrated: Drink Coconut Water.

Natural Remedies Central

You Need To Be Hydrated: Drink Coconut Water.

Pure coconut water contains five electrolytes. These are sodium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, sodium and calcium. These are absolutely necessary to our bodies. It is therefore perfect for the man in the street.

We don't realize it but many of us exist in a clinically dehydrated state: It is a known concern with respect to the elderly. If you wake up on the morning and find it difficult to bend your fingers because they were slightly swollen, this is due to the body's attempt to conserve fluid in the tissues in the face of dehydration. The cure is to drink more water during the day.

Coconut water has been found to be beneficial for:

1. UTI or any kind of bladder infection
2. diarrhea
3. balancing blood sugar levels.
4. the kidney
5. leg cramps (that occur in the night)
6. cooling your body on a really hot day
7. acid reflux
8. helping in weight loss
9. cleansing the digestive tract
10. raising your metabolism.
11. lowering blood pressure

If you like me, find it hard to drink water throughout the day, then coconut water is the answer. This is because it has the perfect balance of sodium and potassium and keeps us in the hydrated for longer periods of time.

This is why in the tropics, where work in the sun in sometimes inevitable, Nature has grandly provided umpteen coconut trees, so that people can savor the water within the coconut to refresh and hydrate them.

For many people it gives then a natural high, a sense of satisfaction that comes form drinking a cocktail, but without any sense of unease. It gives one a sense of relaxation.

Coconut Water Facts:

1. Coconut water contains more potassium about 294 mg than most sports drinks, which have about 117mg.
2. Coconut water has less sodium (25mg) where sports drinks have about 41 mg and energy drinks have 200mg
3.Coconut water has 5 mg of natural sugars, compared to the sucrose of other drinks
4. Coconut water is naturally sterile
5. Coconut water is better than processed baby's milk because it contains lauric acid, which is present in breast milk.
6. Coconut water is healthier than most fruit juices in terms of calorie intake.
7. It has no cholesterol.

Ann Marie

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