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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Why is Coconut Water Good for You?

Have you had an opportunity to relish the sweet coconut water after much hard work and physical strain or continuous work out taking all energy out of your body?  If not try once.  You willl find more relaxed and rush of energy makes you more energetic and  comfortable.  The reason- Coconut water contain electrolytes like Sodium which is lost  due to perspiration.  With no impurity found it is considered as the purest form of water available on earth good for health and even advised as drink to recuperating patients  who requires hydration.  Recently New York Times  reported about a study by independent laboratory called Consumerlab.com which compared electrolyte contents in many of the sports drinks. They recommend sodium enriched coconut water as an ideal drink for sports persons.

Coconuts  belonging to palm family are grown in coastal areas. It is found in many parts of the world especially grown with keen interest in tropical region.  It is a tree providing utility with all its components leaves, stem ,fruits etc. widely used for different purposes. It provides continuous yield  for years and can have a life to exceed 100 years even  .It has gained much popularity earlier since it provides different food items like coconut water, coconut milk etc. which are rich in sugar, fiber, proteins, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.  Now with the recognition of its isotonic electrolyte property it gets approval as an ideal sports drink.

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