Coconut Water Health Benefits

coconut with straw on beach

Coconut water health benefits include being a very effective dehydration treatment as coconut water is known for its re-hydrating properties.

Coconut water with its electrolytes re-hydrates your body and boosts your immune system.

It's chock full of minerals such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium which also balances your pH plus cools your body.

And along with being a great dehydration treatment, coconut water is also a very refreshing drink!

Effective Dehydration Treatment

This natural water has the same level of electrolytic balance as we have in our blood.

By drinking coconut water it's like giving yourself an instant blood transfusion.

This beverage may be drunk to replace the fluid and minerals which the body uses during physical activity.

Coconut water health benefits can come from young or mature coconuts, but the young coconuts seem to be preferred by some people.

This is because when coconuts are young most of their nutrition seems to be found in its water and not so much in its meat.

However as coconuts age, more nutrition appears to go into the meat of the coconut which is why I prefer mature coconut meat over young coconut meat.

You can still drink mature coconut water to get some coconut water health benefits.  And it can be fermented into coconut kefir water which will make it more nutritious.

Used in Hospitals?

This water is an isotonic beverage which has the same salt concentration as the normal cells of the body and the blood.

Coconut water may have been used as an intravenous fluid in some developing countries where medical saline is unavailable and used intravenously to stabilize electrolytes.

Coconut Water is Great for Smoothies!

Coconut water health benefits makes it a great base for your smoothies.  Use it instead of just plain old water and you'll end up with more minerals plus a better tasting smoothie.

You can now purchase coconut water from most health food stores or you can get fresh coconut water straight from a coconut.

Some states will sell coconuts in regular grocery stores. Look for the ones that are organic, mold free, and look fresh. Also, shake it to make sure it has a good amount of coconut water inside.

Sometimes Asian Markets are more apt to sell fresh coconuts and I would also check out your local health food store or Co-op to find the best coconuts. 


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