Coconut Water, “The Fluid of Life”
I have recently been exposed to coconut water and it’s amazing benefits. Here are just a few of the major ones:
- Re hydrates the body. Coconut water is a natural electrolyte because it contains potassium, calcium and choloride than which makes it a great replacement to sports and energy drinks with less sodium and sugar.
- Removes toxins in the body
- Aids in digestion
- Regulates Blood Pressure and increases cardiovascular health because of it’s high levels of potassium which raise your HDL “good cholesterol”.
- Coconut water also has more nutritional values than whole milk with less fat and no cholesterol. (A great way to get calcium my paleo friends)
You can find coconut water at most natural food stores (Roots Natural Foods right next door to the studio carries it). Some grocery stores do carry it as well, just be sure it is pure coconut water without added sugars.
P.S. Take a look at the table of contents for a sneak-peek of Dee’s Little Paleo Cookbook. Remember the sale price of $19.95 ends Valentine’s Day 2/14/11!