There’s nothing quite as great as coconut water to quench your thirst in the summer months. The coconut tree offers a cornucopia of healthy by-products and coconut water is no less!
A liquid found inside the body of an immature green coconut, the water has phenomenal healing properties that have prompted some marketers to call it nature’s ‘sports drink. With almost no fat or cholesterol, coconut water offers more potassium than four bananas.
A naturally refreshing drink, coconut water has easy to digest carbohydrates and electrolytes to keep your energy levels in check. Even some athletes swear by the natural drink to replace fluids lost during strenuous training and matches.
A storehouse of nutrients, coconut water also offers B vitamins, calcium and some vitamin C. While there is not enough research, some experts say coconut may even have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties – making it a good drink for people with flu or infection.
But keep in mind that you should get your fix fresh coconuts as much as possible. Packaged coconut water may be loaded with extra sugar or sodium content, defeating the entire purpose of its health benefits.