Fresh Coconut Water

"water of life"
"water of life"

“water of life”

Coconut water deserves a post all by itself for its amazing properties. I must drink coconut water at least 5 times a week. Curious about the nutritional value of coconut water, here are some amazing facts:

  • Coconut water is a natural isotonic beverage with same amount of electrolytes in human blood. This means, coconut water can be used for plasma transfusions! It’s a universal donor!
  • Alternative to medical saline
  • Low in fat and no cholestrol
  • Contains more potassium than sports drinks
  • Naturally sterile because the husk filters the water
  • Can reduce kidney stones
  • Great for the skin
  • Can treat intestinal worms with a tsp. of olive oil

Upon reading that coconut water can also treat intestinal worms, Si and I tried the 3 day regimen of taking a tsp of olive with coconut water.  Not sure if it worked but I like how the remedy is all natural.

Fresh coconuts are bountiful in Vietnam. Coconut vendors expertly husk the coconut with a sharp knife and cut a hole into the shell.  Refrigerated/cooler coconuts are the best because I prefer my coconut water cold.  After I drink up the water, I use a spoon and scrape out the coconut meat to eat. A great thirst quencher and a yummy snack/dessert in one.

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