Coconut Water – the New Must Have Drink!

What Is Coconut Water?

Coconut water is the clear liquid inside the coconuts when they are green. As the fruit matures, the coconut water is gradually replaced by the coconut meat and air. It is made with 100% fresh water and has no added sugar along with no fat and no cholesterol making it one of the most healthiest drinks around!

The water comes from the green coconuts before they turn into the brown shell that we all know and recognise as coconuts. In it’s raw state it is ‘isotonic’ meaning it is one of the closest things to be composition of the fluids in our own bodies. Todays reasons for drinking it is to discover the freshness and the health benefits.

When To Drink It

With it being an alternative to sports drinks such as Gatorade as this is high in sugar and low in the nutrients you need, it is important to keep hydrated and refreshed to replenish your body’s supply and to drink coconut water during light physical activity rather than intense workouts.

The Benefits Of Drinking Coconut Water

Low in carbs & sugars

99% fat free

Keeps the body cool and at the correct temperature

After exercising, it replenishes your bodys fluids

It has been known it can raise your metabolism and promote weight loss

It is more nutritious than drinking whole milk

If you don’t fancy drinking pure coconut water, you can always mix it in with something to make a “cocktail” as such. Below is an idea of a recipe that you could use coconut water in.

Melon Tango

The combination of coconut water and melon make this drink very refreshing and t his vitamin C loaded fruity concoction has been an all-time favourite amongst my family and friends! You can also add a bit of black salt to perk it up! All you need is the following:

2 cups of muskmelon, cubed juice of 2 oranges

2 cups of coconut water

2 tablespoons of sugar

add a pinch of black salt if you’d like

How To Make The Perfect Melon Tango!

Blend the melon and strain it well then combining the other ingredients and mix well.

Serve chilled in glasses and you can always garnish with mint leaves!

If you want to add a little spice to it, why not add some alcohol to the coconut water? For example, add 2 ounces of golden rum along with coconut water and serve on ice!

As you may have seen plenty of celebrities have been seen drinking coconut water. Celebrities such as Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Anne Hathaway have all been seen drinking the nutrient packed drink making it the drink to have this year!

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