Coconut Water: Healthy gift of Nature

Coconut Water: Healthy gift of Nature

Mekong Delta, accreted by alluvial soil of Mekong River, is the best place to grow many kinds of fruit trees. The fruits, collected here, are always sweeter than other regions of Vietnam.  For the local people, coconut trees have a special place in their cultural life as well as the economic development process.

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Coconut tree also has the name “The Tree of Life” (Source: Internet)

WHAT IS COCONUT WATER?

Coconut water is a familiar drink in many tropical countries, especially Vietnam. It is the clear liquid found inside a young, green coconut. Coconut is usually about the size of a basketball. As the coconut matures, the liquid is replaced with coconut “meat”.  Ideally, young coconuts are harvested at 5-7 months of age, to contain the most water.

Not only is it popular for its sweet taste, coconut water is also a comprehensive guide to your beauty and health. The ancients also often said that “Drinking Siamese coconut water from injecting tonic” whenever mentioning the use of this drink.

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Coconut water is a familiar & healthy drink in Vietnam (Source: Internet)

HEALTH BENEFITS

Perfect as a delicious product, coconut water may not be a miracle cure, it does have many health benefits.

1. Low in calories

Coconut water has less sugar and carbohydrates than most juices. It also has more minerals and electrolytes like sodium and potassium.

2. Potassium

Vietnam coconut water has more than 10 times the amount of potassium of most sports drinks. Potassium helps keep fluid and electrolyte balance in the body, especially during exercise. The potassium may help balance out sodium’s effect on blood pressure and possibly even help lower it.

3. Calcium

Calcium is vital for more than just strong bones and teeth. It helps muscles contract and work properly. Your bones use calcium to get stronger and repair.

4. Antioxidants

This healthy liquid contains antioxidants that help to neutralize oxidative stress and free radicals created by exercise. Look for fresh liquid to get the highest levels of antioxidants. Processed and heat pasteurized coconut water has fewer antioxidants, according to a recent study.

5. Amino acids

Amino acids are essential for repairing tissues and are the building blocks of protein. Coconut water contains more alanine, arginine, cysteine, and serine than cow’s milk. It’s a major source of arginine, an amino acid that helps your body respond to stress. Arginine may also help keep the heart healthy.

6. Cytokine

The hormones that help plants grow, also known as cytokine, are also found in coconut water. These compounds have antiaging and cancer-fighting properties. However, to date no major studies have shown that it wards off cancer.

INTERESTING INFORMATION

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Coconut tree has a lot of interesting information (Source: Internet)

1. Everything in a coconut can be used.

2. The coconut botanically is a drupe, not a nut.

3. It would take eleven to twelve months for a coconut to reach maturity.

4. There are more than 80 species of coconut palms identified around the world.

5. The coconut tree can grow up to 25 meters high.

6. The name coconut is actually a combination of nut and the Portuguese word coco.

7. The largest producers of coconuts are Indonesia, the Philippines, and India.

8. During World War 2, coconut water was also used to treat dehydration due to short medical supplies.

9. The coconut palm is actually the national… tree of The Maldives.

10.The coconut bra, famous for being a feature of the Hawaiian hula girl, is actually not native to Hawaii.

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