Being marooned on a tropical island wouldn’t be too bad if you were surrounded with fresh water and lush vegetation, including access to wild berries, bananas, and coconuts. But, forget about making coconut pies as it would be the raw coconut that would do you the most good.
While coconut meat and coconut oil are prized for their nutritional contents, coconut water is a star all its own. In fact, coconut water is a common drink in places like Central America, the Pacific Islands, the Caribbean, Brazil, and Southeast Asia. Thankfully coconut water is found in the United States and is growing in popularity. Coconut water is full of electrolytes and potassium and outperforms sports drinks and bananas. With the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) being high in sodium and low in beneficial potassium, often leading to high blood pressure, heart dysfunction and failure, coconut water would be a welcome addition to a proactive diet.
Coconut water would vary in taste depending on the country of origin. Overall, coconut water has a slightly sweet taste as it contains natural sugars. Coconut water is void of cholesterol and fat.
Coconut water is super hydrating. In fact, it is often used intravenously as a hydration fluid when medical saline is expensive or not available in developing countries.
Check out O.N.E. Coconut Water available at your health food store or natural foods market.
Other rich sources of potassium include:
- Tomato paste and juice (Knudsen Organic Low Sodium Very Veggie tomato juice)
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Five ways to avoid alcohol
- Contributes to vitamin and mineral deficiencies
- Lowers immune system
- Raises blood pressure
- Impairs liver function
- Proverbs 20:1