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Benefits Of Coconut Water

Updated on August 15, 2018
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Benefits of coconut water : Introduction

It’s fun living in a tropical country, especially in a tropical island paradise called Penang. Everything is so casual. It all boils down to the very warm weather and the very casual clothes that we wear. I always wear a very simple t-shirt and shorts. Everyday is like a holiday, and if I happened to be at the beach, it’s like paradise! A typical relaxing scenery will be the swaying coconut trees. Coconut trees; the “tree of life.” So-called because every part of the coconut tree can be used, be it for food and cookies, medicine, household utensils, even for roofing and for bridges. Here I would like to identify one most useful item of the coconut tree. Coconut water. Yes, benefits of coconut water.

Coconut water is said to be the purest liquid second only to water. But it has much more benefits than water. Coconut water is the “fluid of life” from the “tree of life!” You can literally interprete “fluid of life” as coconut water is said to be able to revitalize the reproductive system, and increase the libido and enhance performance. Coconut water helps you maintain your virility and youth, be you a man or a woman. You can say good-bye to Viagra!

I do not know of any fruit in the world that contains 100% liquid inside it. Let's confirm that the coconut is the only fruit in the world that has this unique quality of producing 100% pure liquid juice which we can drink directly from it.

Young coconut

Old coconut

Coconut water : What is it?

For those not very familiar with coconut water, let me explain a little bit. Coconut water is different from coconut milk. Coconut water is from the young coconut. Young coconuts have very little flesh but plenty of coconut water. Coconut water has a refreshing taste, but not sweet. When the coconut is old or ripe, the water is reduced and tastes sourish. Coconut milk comes from the thick flesh or kernel of the old coconut when grated and squeezed. Coconut water is clear like water. Coconut milk looks like milk. Coconut water is for drinking straight. Coconut milk is mainly for cooking. Hope this is now clear.

Coconut trees : Location

Coconut trees are found everywhere in tropical countries. They are usually found in low lying areas especially along the sea coasts. You can find coconut trees in all tropical locations especially in India, Sri Lanka, the Southeast Asian countries, the Caribbean Islands, South America, Florida, and of course, Hawaii.

Benefits of coconut water

Apparently, coconut water is so nutritious and beneficial that it is said to have everything that is good for you. Coconut water has antiviral, antibacterial and antioxidant properties. That covers everything. Easy. To be specific, coconut water contains natural sugar, and is high in potassium, chloride, calcium and magnesium. It also has good amount of sodium and protein.

Ok. To make it brief and fast, below are the benefits of coconut water.

  • relieves headache.
  • relieves cough.
  • kills bacteria.
  • hydrates the body. In time of emergency, coconut water has been
    used as an intravenous hydration fluid instead of the standard IV fluid. Coconut water has also been used for blood transfusion as it is similar to blood plasma.
  • relieves urinary problems.
  • controls vomiting.
  • is an isotonic solution. Not only good for sports persons but also for the elderly. In case of diarrhea, drink pure coconut water to prevent dehydration.
  • kills intestinal worms.
  • breaks up kidney stones.
  • keeps the body cool.
  • has a positive effect on cholesterol

Coconut water : The thirst quencher

Nothing is more satisfying than sitting around the coconut trees in a tropical island with a coconut in front of you. This is what I get to do, as I live in a popular tropical island paradise called Penang. With the very warm and humid weather here, what a better companion than having a coconut as a thirst quencher and body cooler!

Drinking coconut water after a feast of durians is the best way to "cool" down your body. For those who don't know what are durians, please read my article "Durian : the king of fruits".

Coconut water: Video and Evergreen Songs

Now please relax with me; imagine you are sitting next to me on the beach in paradise Penang!

Before you watch the attached videos, click here to watch this person so skilfully turn a full coconut into something that will definitely impress you!

Enjoy the videos and relax with the evergreen “coconut water” songs!

Video #1: Cutting open the coconut

Video #2 : Opening coconut, American way?

Video #4 : Harry Belafonte sings "Coconut woman"


The information provided in this article is sourced from the internet, from friends and contacts, and from personal experience. As I cautioned in my article, not every remedy will work on everyone. So is conventional medical treatment. It very much depends on the constituents of the person and the conditions peculiar to that person. Whatever the reasons, this article does not claim the information provided is totally accurate and reliable and will cure everyone. The purpose of this article is merely to inform visitors that there are alternative cures for all ailments.

You are therefore advised to consult your registered medical physicians as a matter of due diligence.


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      Louise Powles 

      2 months ago from Norfolk, England

      I like coconut water. I don't drink enough of it though.

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      5 years ago


      I have really learned so much just by reading your hub. Thank you for takinv the time to inform us.

      I live in the west of Texas, U.S. but originate from north Mexico, nowhere near coconuts. But this is a juice that I manage to find and buy often for me and my family. But now that I have learned of the benefits!!, we will not go without it.. Thank you!

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      6 years ago

      I love coconut water! I wonder if the water of old coconuts has still all the nutrients and benefits.

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      Scot Nyman 

      6 years ago from Indonesia

      Wow! I never knew this. I'm going to get some coconuts and start drinking it. I'm in South China now, so they shouldn't be too hard to find.

      Thank you. I follow a few of your other hubs too. Great stuff! Keep them coming.

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      Justin Choo 

      7 years ago from Malaysia


      Yes, I wonder what India would become if there were no more coconuts!

    • Shalini Kagal profile image

      Shalini Kagal 

      7 years ago from India

      What would we do without it? We all love it and I believe there's nothing as refreshing!

    • Good Guy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin Choo 

      7 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi Peter,

      Thanks for dropping by. Hope you are still enjoying yourself in the Land of Smiles.

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      Peter Dickinson 

      7 years ago from South East Asia

      Thank You, I love the stuff and will drink it most days. I knew it did me good but was unaware of in so many ways. Thanks again.

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      Justin Choo 

      7 years ago from Malaysia


      Thanks for visiting and rating. I can imagine the price of a fresh coconut in NY City!

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      7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      So true - coconut water is amazing. During the hottest days here in New York City, a few sips of coconut water and I am good to go. It is the only thing that keeps me hydrated and works much better than water.

      My father uses to bring home coconuts when we were children and use a machete to chop it open after we drank the water. Ah, such good healthy memories.

      Great hub (I write about coconut water and milk too because I am a believer)! Rated up.

      Thanks a lot!

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      Justin Choo 

      7 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi richtwf,

      Thanks for reading and encouragement.

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      7 years ago

      A very interesting and useful hub my friend. I love coconut, love it as a drink, in soups and sprinkled on curries too. I've heard about coconuts being used as IV fluids. This nut is so versatile!

      Great hub and voted up and useful! Cheers and God bless you!


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