Nuts about Coconuts

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Posted via email from RockPortrait in Vietnam

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Today I learned that my favorite drink, unhealthy fresh coconut water from young coconuts, here is also extremely good for you, but in ways I had never imagined. For example, we hear all the time about people who feel they would benefit from being hooked about to a coffee drip, but did you know you can actually be re-hydrated with a coconut? 

From the Conscious Coconutssite we learn that coconut water has the same electrolyte balance that our blood does, and that it was used in emergencies as fluid in intravenous (IV) drips in the Pacific arena of World War II. 

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Another site I stumbled across is full of amazing “facts”, however I would check other sources before taking these as gospel. Regardless of their authenticity, Cocotapis an interesting read. You should take the time to go into the detail on this page. 

Here’s their list:

  • Properties of Coconut Water (Coconut Development Board, India)

  • Reduces problems for infants with intestinal disturbances.

  • Is an effective oral rehydration medium.

  • Contains organic compounds possessing growth-promoting properties.

  • Keeps the body cool.

  • Used topically, it prevents prickly heat and summer boils and relieves rashes caused by small pox, chicken pox, measles, etc.

  • Kills intestinal worms.

  • Presence of Saline and albumen makes it a good drink in cholera cases.

  • Checks urinary infections.

  • Excellent tonic for the old and sick.

  • Cures malnourishment.

  • Diuretic.

  • Dissolves kidney and urethral stones.

  • Useful as an intravenous solution.

  • Useful as blood plasma substitute and is readily accepted by the body.

  • Aids the quick absorption of drugs and makes their peak concentration in the blood easier by its electrolyte effect.

  • Urinary antiseptic and eliminates poisons in the case of mineral poisoning

I try to drink one every couple of days, but I might just have to make it a nightly thing from now on.

Posted via email from RockPortrait in Vietnam