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benefits of coconut water

over the last 6 moths, coconut water has become widely available in nyc. This is a summary of the health benefits from Mercola. (a great site btw):

Health Benefits

Coconuts can add flavor, variety and--best of all--healthy nutrients to your diet. Coconuts are rich in lauric acid, which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal, and boosts the immune system.

Fresh coconut juice is one of the highest sources of electrolytes known to man, and can be used to prevent dehydration, for instance in cases of diarrhea or strenuous exercise, instead of a sports drink. Some remote areas of the world even use coconut juice intravenously, short-term, to help hydrate critically ill patients and in emergency situations.

* Other health benefits of coconuts and coconut oil include:
* Help you lose weight, or maintain your already good weight
* Reduce the risk of heart disease
* Lower your cholesterol
* Improve conditions in those with diabetes and chronic fatigue
* Improve Crohn’s, IBS, and other digestive disorders
* Prevent other disease and routine illness with its powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agents
* Increase metabolism and promotes healthy thyroid function
* Boost your daily energy
* Rejuvenate your skin and prevent wrinkles


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Thu. Oct 18, 10:32am

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i take an organic, natural coconut oil capsel 2x per day and love the way i feel! my skin is better, i don't feel so bloated in the stomache, and my bms are regular!

Thursday, October 18, 2007, 11:30 AM

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wow. another miracle food. yay.

Thursday, October 18, 2007, 11:34 AM

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I love coconut water

I live in Florida and I see so many coconuts hanging from trees and no one grabbing them to drink the delicious water. I will just have to find a way to get one of theso one of these days. It seems to be unkwn to the American culture that drinking coconut water, strainght fro mthe coconut is good for you.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 2:09 PM

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Instead of sports drinks

I drink coconut water after working out instead of sports drink as it is very rich in vitamins and minerals (information about nutritional value of coconut water) and it really quenches the thirst.

Monday, May 20, 2013, 8:07 AM

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