Water does a good job of keeping you hydrated, but when you are sweating hard in the summer heat you may need a little something extra. The nutrients found in coconut water will quench your thirst and saturate your cells to keep you super hydrated.
Not to be confused with coconut milk, coconut water is the clear liquid found in young coconuts before they mature. While coconut water is actually 94% water, it is loaded with nutrients like calcium, iron, antioxidants, fiber, energy supplying B vitamins, and electrolytes (potassium, sodium, and magnesium) that help maintain fluid balance. Additionally, the bioactive enzymes in young green coconuts help aid digestion and metabolism, potentially helping promote weight-loss. If that’s not fantastic enough, young coconuts may also keep you young. The Cytokinins, an anti-aging plant hormone, found in coconut water regulates growth and aging. These plant hormones regulate cell division and the rate at which plants age. The good news is this same anti-aging effect benefits human cells and tissues, too.
In emergency situations, coconut water has been used as a substitute blood transfusion. This is because coconut water shares the same level of electrolytic balance found in human blood, making it a truly isotonic beverage. Incorporate coconut water into your daily diet as it will keep you super hydrated, regulate your electrolyte balance, possibly help you shed a few pounds, and keep you looking younger.
Fresh coconut water is truly natural, void of added sugars, flavors, and artificial colors.
Here is how it compares to the popular sports drink Gatorade.
We love HARMLESS HARVEST ® because their coconut water is 100% raw, 100% organic, and comes packaged in a BPA free
bottle. Harmless Harvest uses high pressure processing to ensure their coconut water is never heated, helping you attain the raw nutrition young coconuts have to offer. Look for Harmless Harvest at local grocers, cafes, etc. or visit www.harmlessharvest.com to locate a supplier near you.
If you want to drink straight from the coconut, you can typically purchase young Thai coconuts (not mature brown coconuts) at your local grocer. And, thanks to THE COCO JACK you no longer have to open coconuts at the risk of losing a finger. The Coco Jack provides a very safe and effective way to open fresh, raw coconuts in just seconds. Inspire Health took this product for a test drive and we absolutely love it. It was fast, easy, and fun to use. We were sipping nature’s sweet water in less than a minute. The Coco Jack comes well equipped with all the essentials (coco tote, safe non-slip pad, coco mallet, coco scoop, glass sipping straw, and a straw cleaner).