Coconut “water” comes from a young coconut, not yet ripe with meat and milk. Young coconuts are
white, smooth, and somewhat pointy at one end. The Hawaiians refer to the water as “noelani,” which
means “dew from the heavens.”
Coconut water is:
Rich in natural vitamins (especially the B vitamins), minerals, and trace elements (including zinc, selenium, iodine, sulfur, and manganese). Full of amino acids, organic acids, enzymes, antioxidants, and phytonutrients.
Rich source of electrolytes and natural salts, especially potassium and magnesium.
Low in sugar; but pleasantly sweet
Rich in cytokinins (plant hormones, which have anti-aging and anti-cancer properties)
Alkalizing, which can increase your body’s pH level.
According to Bruce Fife, author of Coconut Water for Health and Healing and one of the leading coconut experts, scientific research and clinical observation have shown coconut water to have the following broad-spanning health benefits:
Rehydration (water and electrolytes)
Increased exercise performance
Cardioprotective and helps regulate blood pressure, improve circulation and reduce plaque formation
Prevents abnormal blood clotting
Aids in kidney function (preventing and dissolving kidney stones, UTI remedy)
Helps balance blood glucose and insulin levels
Digestive tonic (rich in enzymes), which feeds friendly gut flora
Remedy for constipation and diarrhea
Anti-aging properties - enhances skin health (elasticity, age spots, wrinkles)
Improves wound healing
Enhances eye health (cataracts, glaucoma)
Supports good immune function and is antimicrobial