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Coconut Water

9 Benefits of Drinking Natural Coconut Water

Posted February 21, 2014

This magical little fruit is becoming more and more popular as a health trend and there are some great reasons why. The coconut plant belongs to the Arecaceae family of palm trees and each nut may contain anywhere between 200 to 1000 ml of water. This elixir of life is low in fat but packs quite a punch in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Check out the top 10 benefits from drinking coconut water to see why you too should be stocking up.

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Coconuts can improve brain function, boost cardiovascular health and more

Posted February 18, 2014

Few tropical fruits are as versatile as coconuts. These unique, round drupes, whose name likely derives from the 16th-century Spanish word for “head” or “skull,” are processed around the world to make coconut milk, flour, sugar and butter, countless soap and cosmetic products, and, of course, coconut oil — one of the greatest superfoods on Earth. In fact, coconut products have become so popular in the West that we often overlook the fruit in its natural state.

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Coconut flour: A nutritious, gluten-free substitute to processed flour

Posted January 28, 2014

Coconut flour is a flour made from coconut solids that have been ground into a very fine powder. It has a mild coconut scent and flavor, which makes it suitable for flour-based recipes that don’t have other strongly-flavored ingredients such as cocoa powder or spices. It is also quite light and airy, making it especially suitable for baked goods like muffins, pancakes and cakes.

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Coconut provides a powerhouse of delicious nutrition

Posted December 11, 2013

Coconut is a true super food. Long misunderstood as being an unhealthy source of oil, it has become the darling of the holistic nutrition world. Coconut oil, milk, cream, meat and water can be enjoyed raw, in smoothies and juices, and also cooked. The coconut provides a large array of health benefits. Coconuts have been shown to help with weight loss, heart health, allergy issues, diabetes, immunity, energy, athletic performance, mental and neurological health, and skin care. In traditional cultures, coconut has been used for centuries to treat numerous conditions including irregular menstruation, kidney stones, malnutrition and syphilis.

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Coconut sugar: A low GI sugar rich in amino acids and B vitamins

Posted November 20, 2013

Coconut sugar, also called coconut sap sugar, is a sugar derived from the sap of coconut tree flowers. It has been used as a traditional sweetener for centuries in regions where coconut trees flourish, such as Southeast Asia. Coconut sugar is mostly comprised of sucrose, which gives it a sweet, caramel-like flavor. Unlike refined white sugar, coconut sugar is minimally processed, and few if any chemicals are added to it, meaning that most of its minerals are left intact. For this reason, coconut sugar has become increasingly popular in the West as a substitute to white and brown sugar, and it is commonly sold in health food stores.

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The healing power of coconut kefir

Posted August 22, 2013

There was nothing sexy about probiotic beverages until the last few years during which kombucha has risen up and claimed to be the king of all ‘probiotic pops’. The kombucha craze has created a new awareness for fermented drinks, but the title for the most healing and beneficial probiotic beverage could quite possibly belong to coconut kefir. It’s time to take a closer look into this not so well known body elixir.

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Coconut water fortifies diet when substituted for non nutritive drinks, research shows

Posted May 4, 2013

Coconut water can make a positive nutritional contribution to the diet if it is used to replace high calorie, non nutritional beverages, according to new research presented the recent Experimental Biology conference in Boston.

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Coconut Water – Health Benefits

Posted February 3, 2013

Drinking coconut water straight from a green tender coconut in the summer heat is simply divine. Not only is it refreshing, it also has a number of health benefits. Coconut water is the liquid inside an immature green coconut and it is best to drink it when it is more than 5 months as the water will have a bitter tinge if consumed earlier.

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Young coconut juice can accelerate the healing process of cutaneous wounds

Posted December 13, 2012

Estrogen has been reported to accelerate cutaneous wound healing. This research studies the effect of young coconut juice (YCJ), presumably containing estrogen-like substances, on cutaneous wound healing in ovairectomized rats.

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Coconut water is an excellent sports drink — for light exercise

Posted August 21, 2012

Coconut water really does deserve its popular reputation as Mother Nature’s own sports drink, a new scientific analysis of the much-hyped natural beverage concluded here today at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

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