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Coconut Water - Why You Should Be Drinking It

Updated on November 26, 2015

Coconut Water - The Healthier Alternative To Sports Drinks

Coconut water is one of the earth's greatest and healthiest drinks for hydration.

Don't let the word "coconut" scare you into thinking that coconut water is full of fat.

As a matter of fat coconut water is virtually Fat Free.

I first learned about it when our family was living on Kauai.

(that's a photo of my son, when he was 3, carrying a green coconut, that we opened and shared later on in the day).

On this page you'll find facts that you probably didn't know about this refreshing drink & why you should be drinking it.

And YES!! It does make a good choice when you are on a diet.

Health Benefits

Health Benefits

* Natural energy drink

* Contains more electrolytes than most sports drinks (5 different electrolytes)

* Low in calories

* Virtually Fat Free

* Contains more potassium than a banana (almost 15 times) and can help prevent hypertension

* Keep urinary infections in check

* Kills intestinal worms

* High in fiber - about 2.6 grams in 8 ounces

* High in calcium (about 6% of the daily recommended value for a 2,000 calorie diet)

* Helps with water retention and as as a diuretic

* Helps to boost your metabolism - I like that!

* May Help to control diabetes and promote weight loss

* High in riboflavin, vitamin C, chloride, thiamin (water soluble vitamn B), manganese & phosphorus

* Contains no cholesterol

* Helps to balance PH levels

* May help with kidney stones

* Will help with poor circulation

* Helps to move oxygen, vitamins and prescriptions throughout the body

* Helps to regulate your body temperature

* Hydrates effectively and doesn't put a strain n the kidneys

* Detoxifies the body and intestinal tract

* Helps to promote a healthy immune system

* It is considered an anti-viral, anti-microbial and may decrease cancer risk

and on and on.

As you can see coconut water has many heath benefits and many countries rely on it for their main beverage and is considered a more healthy beverage than orange juice or milk. Speaking of milk, the minimal fat that it does contain is lauric acid which is found in mother's milk.

Coconut Water contains on average only

46 calories per 8 ounce serving

We would like to know

is coconut water healthy
is coconut water healthy

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Pure Refreshment!

Pure Refreshment!
Pure Refreshment!

Natures version is so similar to

human blood plasma that

it has been used as a

substitute for blood plasma

and used in transfusions

Instant Coconut Water

What do you get when you want to save money and be more Eco-friendly while still enjoying your favorite beverage?

You get it in it's powered form!

When you are shipping beverages in their liquid form you burn a large amount of fuel and that is hard on the environment and also hard on your wallet. But when you ship it in a powered form you are only shipping the ingredients and not the water which weights less and takes up less space.

When you are ready to use, just add purified or filtered water.

The nutritional factors of packaged coconut water may vary from company to company.

Be sure to read the label to make sure that it does not contain any additional sugar

(it doesn't need any)

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Coconut water is low in carbs

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Beautiful tropical beach with palm trees

Coconut water comes from young, immature, green coconuts.

As the coconut ages the water turns into coconut milk.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love coconut water.

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      Afteretc 5 years ago

      I love the brand Blue Monkey coconut water! I was turned on to coconut water when I was taking Lasix and there was concern of potassium deficiency. I hate bananas and co nut water has more potassium than bananas!

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      GenesisLabs 5 years ago

      Coconut water is one of my favorite drinks and the amazing part is that it's also one of the best things to drink. Didn't know about coconut water being used in transfusions; interesting.

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      orange3 lm 6 years ago

      I love coconut water! My entire family drinks it. Thanks for all the information on the health benefits :)

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      Teri Villars 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Cool lens. I wanted to Lensroll you to my lens COCONUTS SAVED MANY LIVES DURING GAS ATTACKS IN WORLD WAR I but I noticed they just eliminated that feature. Oh well. I tried.

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      lbos114 6 years ago

      I love Coconut Water! Just wish you could drink more at one time :)

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @anonymous: That sounds great to me.

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I like coconut water, but I would only consider drinking it direct from a coconut so I knew it would be fresh. I really enjoyed this, I love coconuts. Blessed by an angel.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love coconut water.I buy it fresh on the street outside my house.A guy will chop up a coconut chilled in ice water for $.60 U.S.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great coconut lens .. dear, The_Health_Lady. I love everything you presented here and also really love coconut water, too. It's one of my favorite drinking :) Give you 5 coconut lovers stars ;)

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      Vikki 6 years ago from US

      I love my coconut water!

      This lens *blessed* by a squid angel;)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love coconut water. My mom used make my brother and I drink the stuff fresh. You'll know a picked-on-the-same-day coconut because it is sweet. It's like drinking water with little sugar. We add ice to it. Sometimes we put milk to it. It was so refreshing .

      This post brings a lot of fond memories of my childhood.

      Thanks!

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      I learned a lot today...thank you so much for sharing this. May you have an absolutely wonderful New Year. Best wishes.

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      Whoops. I voted wrong and said I had tried coconut water. I thought that must be what non-Aussies call coconut milk (especially when I saw the picture of the coconut above the poll). I must admit that I've never tried coconut WATER. Sounds very interesting.

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      missbat 6 years ago

      I've never had coconut water but I might have to try it, especially if it's mixed with another flavor. What an interesting lens!

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      I haven't heard of this before...but the health benefits sound wonderful. I would like to try it.

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      Barkely 6 years ago

      I love coconut water in my morning smoothies! Yum!

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      Jimmie Lanley 6 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      I've had it in Hawaii, Vietnam (where a mean monkey stole my coconut!) and in Thailand. I love this beverage. You can't get more natural than something straight out of a huge seed.

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      hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

      as far as a sort of soft drink on the go, there's no beating cocnut water. well done. :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Ha! I have a bottle of coconut water right in front of me as I type this! I love coconut water, and I'm from Panama so it's really plentiful here. I love drinking it, especially after a long run. :-)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I am from Brazil and I grow up drinking coconut water everyday. It was good for my health but also affordable to everyone, just like a can of soda. I wish we could find the same availability here, I wish all the kids had the opportunity to have a glass of coconut water instead of can of soda.

      Please provide to us good coconut water and fair prices!!!!!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love working out and drinking Vita Coco! It hydrates me better than any other drink.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I absolutely love coconut water! You can't find me on my elliptical without Vita Coco, it's the only thing that keeps me going on the sixth mile, LOL!