For thousands of years, coconut water has been used as an important source of nutrition. Coconut water comes from young, green coconuts when you crack them open.
Before I moved to the Virgin Islands, I had no idea of the benefits of this drink. The water couldn’t be any cleaner. Coconut water is naturally filtered through the tree and branches into the coconut itself.
I have replaced traditional sports drinks after or during high-intensity workouts or sport sessions with coconut water. It has a higher sodium content than sports drinks. This really helps me because I live in a warm and humid climate. Coconut water has natural carbohydrates in the form of sugar that gives the body what it needs during high intensity workouts and for recovery afterwards. What is big for me is that it doesn’t have factory-processed high fructose corn syrup. http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3115/2
Here are some of the reported benefits of coconut water:
- Stress Reduction
- Heart Health
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Muscle Performance
- Weight Loss
- Skin, Hair and Nail Health
- Kidney Cleansing
- Natural Hangover Cure
I spent the last 90 days drinking the bulk of my fluid intake as coconut water. I can report that I have lowered my percentage of body fat from 8% to 6%. This was done without a significant change to my diet.
So, what are you waiting for? Drink up!