There aren’t many products in this world that:
Regulate blood sugar levels
Help lose weight
Are fat free
Are non toxic and without side effects
Recently I started drinking about 50 to 70 ounces of coconut water every day. I started this to help me with overall hydration.
I found out that the coconut water helped me greatly when I was having low blood pressure. But what really surprised me is that when I weighed myself, just 2 weeks after I started drinking high amounts of coconut water, I had lost 6 pounds which was not part of my plan. I must say that I did not diet, exercise or do anything to lose this weight during these two weeks. I could not exercise in any way due to monitoring of my heart and blood pressure. The only thing I had done differently was my consumption of coconut water.
After thinking about my weight loss it made perfect sense, here’s why:
- Research has shown that coconut water increases your metabolic rate – Coconut water is a great way to keep you hydrated, and if you are hydrated, you are less likely to store fat in your body to help raise your body temperature. Your body temperature drops a little bit if you are dehydrated. During dehydration, your metabolism is affected negatively in this way. Fighting off this weight increase that you would experience from being dehydrated is one reason why drinking pure coconut water helps you shed pounds.
- Coconut water is said to act as a natural diuretic
- Coconut water has absolutely no cholesterol, so drinking more coconut water in place of beverages that have cholesterol is an automatic inducer of weight loss. Fat-wise, coconut water contains less fat that even milk, which means you stand to gain less weight or even lose weight than if you continue drinking milk. In comparison to other popular drinks like orange juice, for instance, coconut water comes with fewer calories, meaning that if you substitute coconut water for orange juice, assuming you drink significant amounts of orange juice, you ought to shed some pounds.
So all in all if you drink coconut water, you can’t go wrong. Coconut water boasts all of these amazing benefits and it tastes great. It’s also loaded with calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium and natural sugar.
If you live near a coconut tree you can have an ample supply of free coconut water which is a plus. The best form of coconut water is from a freshly cut young green coconut. You can also make coconut kefir, a fermented drink that is beneficial to those suffering from gut problems such as candida overgrowth and other digestive issues. To learn how to make your own coconut kefir click here.
Personally I have enjoyed coconut water since I was a child. My dad often got them from neighboring trees or purchased them at a local market. But if you are at work and don’t have a machete or a large knife with you, here are a few brands of great pure coconut water that you can buy and take on the go:
Blue Monkey is great tasting and for those that prefer a sweeter coconut water.
O.N.E. is great tasting not as sweet as Blue Monkey, buy very good.
An organic version that also tastes great and is similar in taste to O.N.E. brand.
A great place to purchase wholesale coconut water is Vitacost. They have excellent prices and if you order through this link you will receive $10 off your first purchase. You can also click on the links above and purchase from Amazon.
Many Blessings to you and yours.
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