If you’ve ever opened a young coconut, you will have seen the clear liquid which has a slight almond flavor. The water is consumed as a drink fresh from the coconut by many, and it can also be used in recipes and remedies.
Why is coconut water beneficial to human body? It is beneficial because coconut water is low in carbs, 99% fat-free and low in calories. Besides, it contains organic compounds possessing healthy growth-promoting properties that have been known to:
- Keep the body cool and at the proper temperature.
- Carry nutrients and oxygen to cells.
- Naturally replenish your body’s fluids after exercising as it is an organic isotonic beverage.
- Increase your metabolism.
- Promote weight loss.
- Improve your immune system.
- Detoxify and fight viruses.
- Cleanse your digestive tract.
- Control diabetes.
- Aid your body in fighting viruses that cause the flu.
- Balance your PH and reduce risk of cancer.
- Treat kidney and urethral stones.
- Boost poor circulation.
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For thousands of years, coconut water has been used for remedial and cosmetic properties in southeast Asia because it is rich in lipids, lauric acid and glucids as well as vitamins, nutrients and minerals.
Did you know that all Paul Penders skin and body care products are now made with coconut water? As coconut water regenerates, revitalizes, moisturizes and softens the skin, women in Langkawi have used fresh coconut water to cleanse their faces and coconut fruit in moisturizers that keep them looking youthful for generations.
Dr.V.M Palaniappan, Ph.D., a former associate professor of ecology at Universiti Malaya who has written several books on a holistic therapy system called, ‘Ecological Healing System’.
You can read more from his blog.
As we all know, there is a global outbreak of influenza A virus subtype H1N1 since April 2009, commonly called “Swine Flu”. According to Dr. Palaniappan’s 33 years of research, he stated that high acidity in the body could result in the loss of immunity, hence making people more vulnerable to viral diseases like Influenza A (H1N1).
In order to prevent H1N1, Dr. Palaniappan recommends to consume alkaline food and beverages that can help neutralize the excessive acidity in the body.
He suggests coconut water, which is alkaline and it can be used as a herbal medicine to prevent H1N1. For example, he advised those who felt feverish and experienced a burning sensation while urinating because of excessive acid in the body, to neutralize it by drinking coconut water, twice a day, for three days.
Besides watching your diet, physical exercises should also be taken into account. He said that too much physical activity such as marathon should be avoided because it released acid due to excessive metabolic activity.
In addition, he also stressed that insufficient sleep and overwork without adequate rest could also increase the body acidity, which consequently decreased immunity and made the body susceptible to viral attacks.
It is clear that coconut water not only promotes overall health, but also makes your skin look younger. It’s organic and beneficial. Why don’t you start including coconut water in your daily meals too?