Why drinking coconut water is good for you

coconut_water_strawNothing could be more refreshing, especially on a hot day, than a drink of coconut water straight from a young and tender coconut. To the novice, the juice is found inside the cavity of the coconut and is now one of the leading drinks worldwide for its health and nutritious benefits.

Did you know that patients suffering from diarrhea benefit from drinking the juice from a coconut? The electrolyte content in the water can compensate for the loss of fluid and could even prevent a person to seek hospitalization.

Coconuts grow profusely in tropical countries especially near coastal areas. The juice from tender coconuts is a very popular drink during the summer season when it could be drank as is, or mixed with crushed ice, sugar and canned milk. It could also be mixed with other seasonal fruits that could give one a refreshing drink that not only dispels the heat but quench thirsty throats as well.

The water from the coconut has proven to be beneficial with an added benefit of it being delicious as well. It has become an appealing drink that is fast gaining a worldwide reputation as nobody has complained of any adverse reaction towards it. It is a safe drink for everyone even for pregnant and lactating women. Infants also benefit from a drink of coconut water.

Why drinking coconut water is good for you

Things to know about coconut water

coconut waterThe juice or coconut water can be obtained by either breaking a coconut in two pieces over a pitcher, or slicing a small opening near its end where a straw could be inserted. The best time to extract the juice would be when the coconut is young so you can get the most of its health benefits, which is rich in minerals, electrolytes and vitamins.

The amount of water contained in a coconut could small or large, depending on its size, type and age. Young coconuts contain the largest volume which could be sweet and very delicious drink. On the other hand, mature coconuts could only give a little juice as most of it has already been absorbed in the meat. On the other hand if coconuts are too young, their juice could taste bitter.

Another kind of coconut water is known as coconut milk. This milk could be extracted from the meat of an old coconut which is shredded with small amount of water and squeezed by hands. The water that can be obtained from it is used for seasoning food that gives it a rich flavor. Coconut milk could be also used as a great hair treatment solution due to its numerous health benefits.

Things to know about coconut water