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On the beaches of Jamaica and in other places, people often drink Coconut water through a straw stuck straight into the fruit. Unlike coconut milk, which is a high-fat emulsion of mature coconut meat, coconut water is, about 95% water. Coconut water contains up to 15 times as much potassium as the average sports drink. Like sodium, potassium is a key electrolyte that gets sweated out during exercise. But because the body loses more sodium than potassium during a workout, all that extra potassium isn't necessarily important in a sports drink.

The clear liquid coconut water within is a refreshing drink and can be processed to create alcohol. Coconut water can be added to alcohol with ice and lemon for a refreshing drink.

Fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie, super-hydrating, naturally rich in electrolytes,

the coconut provide a nutritious source of meat, juice, milk, and oil that has fed and nourished populations around the world for generations

Coconut water for drinking are carefully packaged and sold in many local and health food places. These are usually Asian coconuts whose outer green husk has been removed, and the remainder wrapped in plastic. Throughout the tropical islands they can be found sold by street vendors, often cut in front of customers to ensure the coconut water's freshness. Coconut water can also be found in ordinary cans, tetra paks, or plastic bottles sometimes with coconut pulp or coconut jelly included. Bottled coconut water has a shelf life of 24 months.

 Coconut water is now been marketed as a natural energy or sports drink due to its high potassium and mineral content it is also promoted for having no fat and very low amounts of carbohydrates, calories, and sodium. Coconut water is the juice found in young, green coconuts

Hydration is due in part to coconut water's isotonic nature.  Electrolytes are critical because they are essential ingredients for the proper functioning of the body's organs. Sodium is critical for brain and muscles functions - stimulate electrical signals, Potassium regulates heartbeat and muscle function, Chloride maintains normal fluid balance, and Bicarbonate maintain normal pH in the blood and other body fluids. Coconut water is said to be used to improve the following conditions.

  • Kills viruses that cause influenza, herpes, measles, hepatitis C, and other illnesses.

  • Kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum disease and cavities, pneumonia, and other diseases.

  • Kills fungi and yeasts that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete's foot, thrush, diaper rash, and other infections.

  • Provides a nutritional source of quick energy.

  • Boosts energy and endurance, enhancing physical and athletic performance.

  • Improves digestion and absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

  • Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose.

  • Helps relieve symptoms and reduce health risks associated with diabetes.

  • Reduces problems associated with malabsorption syndrome and cystic fibrosis.

  • Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth.

  • Relieves symptoms associated with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and stomach ulcers.

  • Improves digestion and bowel function.

  • Relieves pain and irritation caused by hemorrhoids.

  • Reduces inflammation.Supports tissue healing and repair.

  • Supports and aids immune system function.

  • Helps protect the body from breast, colon, and other cancers.

  • Is heart healthy; improves cholesterol ratio reducing risk of heart disease.

  • Protects arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis and thus protects against heart disease.

  • Helps prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay.

  • Functions as a protective antioxidant.

  • Helps to protect the body from harmful free radicals that promote premature aging and degenerative disease.

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Read more:Tender Coconut Water | Medindiahttp://www.medindia.net/AlternativeMedicine/ayurvedaanddiet/juices/tender-coconut-juice.asp#ixzz1vHHWVdYc http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut_wate For more information. Visit us atwww.gardeningdirections.com Always consult your doctor before you start, stop or change anything that has been previously prescribed. Certain herbs and holistic remedies are unsuitable to take if you are pregnant or nursing and must always be cleared by your doctor before use.

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