One of the most natural beverages that we have is coconut water. There is evidence that you get great health benefits from drinking this natural solution. Coconut water has been used for hydration; intervenous hydration in remote areas for over half a century. Just by adding a pinch of sea or Himalayan salt, you have one of the most natural sports drinks. Not only is coconut water hydrating, but there is also research to show that it can lower blood sugars; it could prevent and reverse high blood pressure and reduce stress and insulin resistance.
Here are some other favorable properties that coconut water can do for you:
- Reduces plaque in our brains that causes Alzheimer’s.
- It has an anti-bacterial property that inhibits gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
- It has anti-ulcer properties that can heal your stomach from NSAID’s.
Coconut water, which is filtered by nature, is far safer than our water systems. It has a fantastic amount of benefits, and it keeps you hydrated at the same time.
When purchasing coconut water, make sure it doesn’t have any added sugar or additives. The best kind is the all-natural water of the coconut. I remember when I was a kid, my mother would by a whole coconut and crack it open. My sister, brother, and I would fight over the water. At that time, I didn’t know the value that coconut water brought to our health. You could buy the whole coconut-like my mother did if you can find it. Good luck cracking that one open. Let me know if you need help!
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