Nature’s Super Drink: Coconut Water

Nowadays, we hear a lot about super foods. But what about super drinks? Coconut water is one of them.

Let’s have a look at the most important facts about coconuts and coconut water:

  • It takes a coconut about one year to ripen on the tree.
  • Coconut water is drawn from the unripened drupes when they are 6-7 months old, which is when the water is at its greatest volume, most appetizing and nutrient-dense.
  • Coconut water is a natural isotonic drink.
  • Coconut water is nearly fat-free, with less than 2.2g of natural sugar per 100ml.
  • Coconut water contains a mix of essential electrolytes so similar to human blood plasma, that it was used in transfusions in the past as an intravenous fluid alternative.
  • The pure liquid from young, green coconuts offers trace elements such as selenium and manganese, as well as vitamins C and B.
  • Coconut water contains plenty of enzymes, amino acids, and plant growth hormones known as cytokinins, which are said to have anti-ageing properties.
  • Coconut water works soothing on the entire digestive system and is used as an antidote for nausea, heartburn, acid reflux, diarrhoea and constipation.

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Written by Jenny Nickelson

Jenny Nickelson has been a sports enthusiast since childhood. Because of her deep love to water, she started training swimming in early years. Today she swears on variety and does it all: from swimming, running and cycling to fitness, skiing, dancing and mountaineering.

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