Have you yet to join the coconut water craze?
Since arriving on our shores a few years back, everyone’s passion for coconut water seems to have gone viral in the UK. This soothing cocktail, which reminds people of white sand beaches and faraway areas, has steadily gained attention for both its health benefits and its flavour.
Unripe coconuts are used to make coconut water. Coconut water is easily confused with coconut milk and as the coconut ripens, the coconut water becomes part of the meat and is used to make coconut milk. Coconut water has a good nutritious value and is low in calories and high in potassium. It also contains a lot of electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals, rendering it really hydrating for the body.
Coconut water has been one of my favourite beverages, and I tend to consume at least 3-4 tiny cartons every week if possible. They became my go-to drink during hot yoga lessons to help me replenish all of the water I’d lost by sweating.
Here are the top ten examples why we can all consume more coconut water:
- Despite its sweet flavour, it has a low sugar content.
- Unlike fizzy beverages, coconut water is a low-calorie beverage with a low cholesterol content.
- It will increase a person’s appetite, which is beneficial while they are trying to lose weight.
- The strong potassium content aids in keeping water balance trapped in the tissues, keeping the body hydrated and fluid levels constant. As a result, it’s ideal if you’re experiencing diarrhoea (sorry if you’re eating right now!)
- It aids digestion by activating bioenzymes, which may also aid food intake, ensuring you get more calories from your meals.
- It has a strong electrolyte content, which helps to increase nerve activity and transmission, and may further reduce muscle cramps.
- Cytokinins are proteins that have been shown to guard against ageing.
- It has a strong Lauric content, which may aid in the battle against immune infections due to its antifungal and antiviral properties.
- It is seen as a better and more balanced alternative to a sports drink, as it provides large amounts of isotonics without any of the calories used in conventional sports drinks.
- Coconut water has been found in studies to help with blood pressure and circulation.
I’ve recently been downing cartons of Chi Coconut Water, a type of coconut water that I’m unfamiliar with. I want to have mine in the fridge because it’s still frozen and ready to drink when I like it. The pre-portioned carton sizes are convenient and compact, making them a perfect addition to every workout bag!
If you don’t like the natural flavour of coconut water, you can have it in a variety of flavours. The Tropical Fruits flavour in this range was my absolute favourite, while the Espresso was my least favourite. Making a healthier form of hot chocolate with the Chocolate flavour will be fantastic. Chi Coconut Water is available from Ocado for about £1.60, although I’ve also seen it in some natural food shops.
Chi Coconut Water can be found on Twitter and Facebook.
Are you a coconut water fan? If you have any particular labels or flavours that you prefer?
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