CocoAkvo – CocoNut water and suggested health benefits

  • 100yoldmanCoconut water is a refreshing, rehydrating and nutritious beverage widely consumed in the tropics culturally or traditionally for its beneficial properties to health.
  • Coconut water has numerous medicinal properties which have been documented . It contains a blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, sugars, antioxidants, enzymes, health enhancing growth hormones, and other important nutrients which justifies its wide application for health and nutritional benefits.
  • Despite its very light consistency, coconut water has much better composition of minerals like calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc than some fruits, e.g. oranges.
  • Since coconut water improves blood circulation, it is of benefit to diabetics. One of the characteristics of diabetes is poor circulation and a tendency to develop atherosclerosis. Many of the complications associated with diabetes, such as numbness in the feet, loss of vision, and kidney failure are a consequence of poor circulation. Coconut water helps dilate bloods vessels, improves blood flow, and reduces plaque formation, thus helping to relieve these symptoms. Coconut water also contains certain forms of dietary fibre and amino acids that help moderate sugar absorption and improve insulin sensitivity .
  • Coconut water is naturally high in potassium. Potassium contributes to: a) normal functioning of the nervous system, b) normal muscle function and c) the maintenance of normal blood pressure.
  • Coconut water is a source of magnesium. Magnesium contributes to: i) a reduction of tiredness and fatigue, ii) electrolyte balance, iii) normal energy-yielding metabolism, iv) normal functioning of the nervous system, v) normal muscle function, vi) normal protein synthesis, vii) normal psychological function, viii) the maintenance of normal bones and ix) the maintenance of normal teeth.
  • The fat content of coconut water is so low, it is essentially fat-free. Coconut water is relatively low in sugar compared to other fruit juices. It contains only a fifth of the sugar that you get from an equal amount of fresh grape or apple juice. Even though it is low in sugar, it has a mildly sweet, delightful taste, making it an excellent alternative to fruit juice and sodas .
  • Coconut water is believed to offer protection against myocardial infarction and control of hypertension .
  • Coconut water contains cytokinins, a class of phytohormones with significant anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic (anti-cancer-causing), and anti-thrombotic (anti-blood clot forming) effects.