How healthy is that Coconut Water you’re drinking?
For a while now, coconut water has been a popular health trend – with the beverage being the drink of choice for those dieting, detoxing or simply wanting to make healthy choices. But is coconut water really that good for you?
Coconut water is one of the fastest growing health trends, with sales in Brazil being over 300 million a year and doubling in Australia, UK and USA… But what is so great about this “super” water?
Fact one… Coconut water comes from a coconut… My job is done. If that fact didn’t blow your mind, I will continue. Second to water, research has shown coconut water to be the purest form of liquid with an abundance of electrolytes, calcium, potassium and magnesium. (So yes, you could say this stuff is pretty cool.)
The high amount of potassium makes coconut water a favoured electrolyte drink (goodbye sugar filled ‘sports’ drinks’ – this is the real deal). Electrolytes are important to the human body as it prevents dehydration, maintains blood volume and helps heart health. This is why electrolyte drinks are so important post intense exercise, as they can help reduce fatigue, stress and assist with muscle relaxation.
Electrolyte beverages are commonly found on supermarket shelves and are often seen to be the “healthy” alternative – however our trusty friend coconut water has lower carbohydrates and sugars when compared to these popular “sport drinks”- making them a more natural, healthy alternative.
When a product becomes “trendy” the market becomes inundated with choices, and for this reason you need to be super careful when buying coconut water. Coconut water is healthy and beneficial for you… When it’s plain coconut water. Adding flavours to coconut water changes the nutrient profile and potentially takes away the benefits (and adds the nasty, unnecessary stuff you don’t want to be drinking!).
Our juices use plain coconut water, with no hidden surprises to makes sure that you get all the amazing benefits (and no extra calories – bonus!).
Check out the breakdown for the Coconut Water we use below.
One cup (240 grams) contains 46 calories.
Carbs: 9 grams.
Fiber: 3 grams.
Protein: 2 grams.
Vitamin C: 10% of the RDI.
Magnesium: 15% of the RDI.
Manganese: 17% of the RDI.
Potassium: 17% of the RDI.
Sodium: 11% of the RDI.
Calcium: 6% of the RDI.
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