Benefits Of Real Coconut Water Discussed By Edmond Chiropractor
Coconut water has become quite popular, awhile ago it was a real craze. While this low calorie water is being dubbed “mother nature’s sports drink” it is important to understand that not all coconuts are created equal. The Edmond chiropractor is here with some advice on how to get the most out of mother nature’s sports drink.
Firstly, we all know by now that anything that comes from a pre-packaged container isn’t going to be as effective as the real deal. So, if you can help it, the first suggestion from the Edmond chiropractor is to try and buy real coconuts. Not the easiest thing to pull off in Oklahoma but the benefits may be worth it. It can also be a pain to crack them open, but with practice it can be done with ease. Here’s a video to help you get started!
Real coconut water is very hydrating. So hydrating in fact that in WWII it was used intravenously to hydrate soldiers. Coconut water contains a unique combination of B and C vitamins, micronutrients, and phytohormones that are exceptionally good for health.
In some countries it’s still used to intravenously as a means to replace lost minerals and electrolytes in dehydrated patients. Natural coconut water closely matches the PH levels of the body, much more closely than any sports drink or soda which are very acidic. If you’ve been working up a good sweat, replenishing those minerals is a very good thing.
If you cannot get fresh coconuts the Edmond chiropractor cautions you to look closely at the label of the cans or bottles of coconut water you buy. Keep in mind that some companies will add extra sugar or other “fluff” ingredients which can make the drink less healthy.
If you’re curious about which packaged brands are good and which aren’t, the Edmond Chiropractor found this link to a blogger who did her homework. She goes into detail about the different brands of coconut water she suggests avoiding, the reasons why you should avoid them, and lists the ones she recommends.
Our Edmond chiropractor hopes this information helps you make the best decision about drinking the healthiest coconut water. Good luck with your coconut water adventures!