Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Coconut Water


Come summers, and we have roadsides teeming with green coconuts. Coconut water from the young green coconut is low in calories, and sugar has no fats or cholesterol, and has a natural balance of sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium- making it a healthy electrolyte drink. Besides beating heat Coconut water is a natural isotonic beverage, with the same level of electrolytic balance as we have in our blood? During the Pacific War of 1941-45, both sides in the conflict regularly used coconut water – siphoned directly from the nut – to give emergency plasma transfusions to wounded soldiers.

Therapeutic Properties

  • The refreshing sip of coconut water rehydrates naturally, raises metabolism and boosts immune system.
  • It helps in lowering arterial pressure and being a diuretic, helps in eliminating swelling in hands and feet.
  • The coconut water is valuable in urinary disorders. It acts as a natural diuretic in heart, liver and kidney disorders.
  • Drinking coconut water washes out toxins from human body.
    Coconut water helps in eliminating kidney stones.
  • For people suffering from Ascites, a disease which causes swelling in stomach due to water retention, drinking two to three glasses of coconut water offers relief.
  • When suffering from liver disorders, sip on this natural isotonic beverage for a speedy recovery. Coconut water helps in eliminating hangovers.
  • Tender coconut water is very useful in cholera. Give eight to 12 ounces of coconut water mixed with a teaspoonful of fresh limejuice to the patient.
  • For stomach disorders, like flatulence, diarrohea and throwing up, sipping on coconut water offers relief. Coconut water after meal times gets rid of acidity, relieves spasms and stomach pain. Give coconut water to infants, suffering from intestinal disturbances.
  • It is an excellent tonic for old and sick and it cures malnourishment.
    For people suffering from chicken pox drinking and dabbing coconut water on the boils offers relief.
  • If suffering from prickly heat, summer boils, rashes, anointing coconut water is a sure way to get relief.
  • Coconut water fades off pimple marks. Dab on a cotton ball and use it three times a day.

Now it is high time that you swap bone leaching sodas for a refreshing sip of coconut water.

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