Thursday, August 6, 2009

~ Coconut and its water ~

My first mature coconut .....

I tried using our chefs knife to open this coconut and it was not powerful enough. To open young coconuts people use cleavers which are very efficient. I ended up using our hammer and hit it about 30 times to get it to crack. I then rushed to pour the fresh water in a glass...

This coconut water tasted sweet and very refreshing.....

Benifits of coconuts :

Coconuts are rich in lauric acid, which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal, and boosts the immune system.
Fresh coconut juice is one of the highest sources of electrolytes known to man, and can be used to prevent dehydration, for instance in cases of diarrhea or strenuous exercise, instead of a sports drink.
Some remote areas of the world even use coconut juice intravenously, short-term, to help hydrate critically ill patients and in emergency situations.
Help you lose weight, or maintain your already good weight Reduce the risk of heart disease Lower your cholesterol .
Improve conditions in those with diabetes and chronic fatigue
Improve Crohn’s, IBS, and other digestive disorders
Prevent other disease and routine illness with its powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agents
Increase metabolism and promotes healthy thyroid function
Boost your daily energy
Rejuvenate your skin and prevent wrinkles

Nutritional Value of Coconut ~

The mature coconut is a good source of iron and potassium. Approximately 86% of the calories in coconuts is from the white meat inside the shell and are from fat calories, most of which is saturated fat. But the water of the coconut contains less than 1 %. So the pure coconut water is Cholesterol Free and 99% Fat Free. Young Coconut Hearts: High in calcium and phosphorus and low in fat.

1 comment:

  1. It's nice to read about all the health benefits of coconut water - when we go back to my husband's native Guatemala, we always get to drink it, and it is so delicious!

    Beautiful pictures, too!