Coconuts are always a tasty treat and usually we add the meat to desserts, most people fear that coconuts are fattening and bad for you, this is quite far from the truth. Contrary to popular belief, pure coconut water is actually quite healthy, does NOT make you gain weight, and can actually help you lose weight. Besides the weight issue the health benefits coconut offers is huge, for example, the liquid of the coconut is almost identical to blood plasma, thus it is used intravenously in third world countries.
The water of a coconut has much more potassium than a banana, and has many other nutrients and electrolytes that are necessary for staying hydrated and balanced. Forget about sports drinks, believe it or not, this stuff is more potent and healthier and has the same effect. Coconut water benefits your health in the long run, by helping balance out your chemistry in your body and heals you of imbalances. It is quite inexpensive and easy to find.
The ingredients found in coconut water can help improve your immune system, intestinal health, metabolism, digestion, and other parts of the body as well. It helps balance your body’s PH by putting you into a more alkaline state, opposed to acidic, which can cause an abundant of health problems. It helps detoxify you and fight viruses, because of its anti-viral properties. People underestimate the power of coconut water and focus on prescription drugs that can be damaging to the body.
Coconut reduces fatigue, gives you more energy, and helps you feel great. It prevents hypertension, controls diabetes, improves circulation, and even reduces your risk of cancer! It is essentially a health elixir. Whether you want organic coconut water or non-organic, the health benefits are easily attainable.
If you want the water from the coconut you have a couple of options. You can either buy the coconuts or buy the liquid already in a container. If you choose to buy the coconuts and do it yourself, it is best to purchase the coconut that is a young Thai and has young coconut water. It is okay to purchase a regular coconut, I just find it is a little easier and more enjoyable to deal with young Thai coconuts; they have soft tissue on the outside.
Simply take a hammer and screw driver, try your best to clean the screw driver, and place two holes on each top side of the coconut. Either take a straw and poke it in the hole or pour the juice into a cup. Either way you can now enjoy fresh coconut water. It is important to determine the coconut water health. To do this check the bottom of the young thai coconut, typically a bad coconut will be soft, cracked, and pink, this means it went bad, and chances are will taste horrible.