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Coconut Water And It Health Benefits by IamMazino(m): 1:03pm On Dec 27, 2013
Almost everyone eat coconut just because it is an edible fruit. While coconut have been used in so many beauty and hair products, it immense health benefits is known only to a few. Most times when people try to break the nut they let the water drain off. They fail to realize that coconut water has high nutritional value and is good for the body to stay healthy. According to experts coconut water provides numerous health benefits to us. It could potentially be the greatest energy drink in the world. Coconut water is a natural isotonic drink moreso it’s all- natural. low in calories, naturally fat- and cholesterol free, more potassium than four bananas, and super hydrating. However, if you have a diet high in potassium or are taking potassium supplements, you should take caution because coconut water is very rich in this mineral and it could lead to a potassium overdose.They are better use d when as drink when they are 5 months old. Coconut water is sterile and composed of unique chemicals such as sugars, vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, enzymes, amino acids, cytokine, and phyto-hormones. Research studies has suggested that cytokinins (e.g., kinetin and trans-zeatin) in coconut water showed significant anti-ageing, anti- carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic effects. Applying coconut water directly on your skin will keep it hydrated and balance its pH levels, leading to reduced acne, less visible signs of ageing, stretch marks, and cellulite and even treat eczema. Drinking coconut water will also help boost your immune system (Its Lauric acid content is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral. It boosts the immune system in fighting infection whilst helping to eradicate intestinal worms and candida) and fight the symptoms of the common cold and flu; keep your cardiovascular health in top shape and aid the kidneys in filtering the toxins and thus reducing the risk of kidney stone.

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Re: Coconut Water And It Health Benefits by Nobody: 12:38am On Dec 28, 2013
Coconut water is the clear liquid found inside immature coconuts. As the coconut matures, the water is replaced by coconut meat.

Coconut water is sometimes referred to as green coconut water because the immature coconuts are green in color.

Coconut water is different than coconut milk. Coconut milk is produced from an emulsion of the grated meat of a mature coconut.

Coconut water is commonly used as a beverage and as a solution for treating dehydration related to diarrhea or exercise. It is also tried for high blood pressure.

How does it work?

Coconut water is rich in carbohydrates and electrolytes such as potassium, sodium, and magnesium. Because of this electrolyte composition, there is a lot of interest in using coconut water to treat and prevent dehydration. But some experts suggest that the electrolyte composition in coconut water is not adequate to be used as a rehydration solution.

Diarrhea-related dehydration. Some research shows that consuming coconut water can help prevent dehydration in children with mild diarrhea. But there is no reliable evidence that it is any more effective than other beverages for this use.
Exercise-related dehydration. Some athletes use coconut water to replace fluids after exercise. Coconut water seems to help rehydrate after exercise, but it does not appear to be more effective than sports drinks or plain water.
High blood pressure. Some research suggests that drinking coconut water might lower blood pressure in people with high blood pressure.
Other conditions.

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of coconut water for these uses.

Coconut water is LIKELY SAFE for most adults when consumed as a drink. There are no known serious side effects.
Coconut water is POSSIBLY SAFE for children.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of coconut water during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

High blood pressure: Coconut water might lower blood pressure. It can increase the effects of medications used to lower blood pressure. Discuss your use of coconut water with your healthcare provider if you have blood pressure problems.

Surgery: Coconut water might interfere with blood pressure control during and after surgery. Stop using coconut water at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:


For high blood pressure: 300 mL twice daily.
For exercise-induced dehydration: variable depending on estimated loss of fluid.


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Re: Coconut Water And It Health Benefits by Nobody: 10:22am On Dec 28, 2013
I tried drinking it once and didn't like the taste.
Just one sip was enough for me. lipsrsealed
Re: Coconut Water And It Health Benefits by Nobody: 3:35pm On Dec 28, 2013
Yield: I tried drinking it once and didn't like the taste.
Just one sip was enough for me. lipsrsealed

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