Now during the hot summer days on the island there is nothing more refreshing than a cool drink by the sea. But it doesn’t always have to be a cocktail! Have you already heard of the benefits of coconut water? This trend drink is not only tasty but also loaded with important nutrients.
What is Coconut Water?
Coconuts grow on palm trees, unfortunately not in Mallorca but in more tropical countries. However, there are many supermarkets and food stores on the island that offer bottled natural coconut water. A coconut is rather a fruit than a nut. The water is won from a young, green coconut. This water nourishes the fruit and as the coconut ripens most of it turns into the white ‘coconut meat’.
Coconut water contains more than 90% water and very little sugar and fat. Thus, it is low in calories and carbs. It has a delicious, slightly sweet and nutty flavour and is a great source of hydration. There are many ways to enjoy the benefits of coconut water. Apart from drinking the coconut water as a substitute for plain water, you can also add it to smoothies, juices and many dishes.
Fluid of Life
Coconut water is also known as the fluid of life as it has the same level of electrolytes as human blood. Electrolytes regulate the acidity in the body and thus help the nervous system perform its tasks. The water of a coconut is a refreshing, delicious, hydrating, low-calorie drink. Furthermore, coconut water is almost fat-free and sugar-free and gives us a lot of vitamins and minerals. It contains for example potassium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium, chromium and trace elements that help us replace fluids.
Benefits of Coconut Water
1. It is a detox drink that helps detoxify our body and blood.
2. Coconut water contributes to the regulation of blood pressure, the sugar level and cholesterol.
3. The drink combats the effects of an evening out. Therefore it is ideal for a hangover! Yes, you have read correctly.
4. Its consumption is recommended during pregnancy.
5. The water is ideal for athletes because it contains a high level of potassium.