After spending 2 days at home with little results, I return to work in a still little under the weather feeling. At this point of time, I realized I could not stick on to anti-biotic and paracetamol to keep the fever in control. I remember about some articles about chikungunya outbreak and began to search some of the information. Finally, I found the solution that worth RM2.50 ( USD 0.75). Yes, compares to the medical bill I visited in private health care worth more than 30 times of RM2.50. It is to consume coconut water. I bought 3 and drank one of them. As a result, I awake the very next morning as a brand NEW of me. I could not believe it. I only thought it works when I was infected chicken pox but never came across in my mind about such as viral fever.
There are benefits about coconut water as the matter of fact which amazingly open-up my eyes. During 1941- 1945 in the Pacific War, both conflicting parties regularly siphoned coconut water directly from the nut to give emergency plasma transfusions to injured soldiers.
Coconut water now joins the pantry's medicine cabinet. Coconuts are anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-microbial. The lauric acid in coconuts is also used to heal digestive tract disorders such as Leaky Gut Syndrome. According to ayurvedic belief, coconut is carminative: meaning that it helps to prevent intestinal gas, aids in removing toxins and increases the digestive tract's ability to absorb nutrients. Coconut balances acid levels and flushes toxins out. Ayurvedic considers coconut a natural stress-buster.
The calming, cooling benefits of coconut water relieves burning sensations and hot flushes and "restores emotional stability in menopausal women". Keeping the body cool and its proper temperature (directly after consumption you might notice this). This property of coconut water also makes it an excellent choice for liver problems, hepatitis or inflammation. Since it regulates the functioning of the intestine, the coconut water propitiates to the user a smoother and pretty skin. Coconut water can also be used directly on the face, for skin hydration. Coconut water has been used for re-hydration and as a health and beauty aide in tropical regions around the world for centuries.
More Coconut Water Health Benefits at a Glance:
- Low in Carbohydrates
- 99% Fat Free - Contains No Cholesterol
- Low in natural occurring sugar
- Contains organic compounds possessing growth promoting properties
- Cures Malnourishment
- Effective in the treatment of kidney and urethral Stones
- Natural drink for feeding infants suffering from intestinal disturbances
- Excellent oral re-hydration medium, an all natural isotonic for all ages
- Re-hydrate naturally, free of added sugars or chemicals
- More hydrating to the body then water
- Lower arterial pressure
- Relieve spasms and stomach pain
- Ease burns
- Natural diuretic
- Presence of saline and albumen makes it an excellent drink in cholera cases
- Maintains the human body's natural fluid levels
- Can be injected intravenously in emergency cases
- Helps in carrying nutrients and oxygen to cells
- Eliminate swelling in hands and feet
- Normalize the intestinal function and raise metabolism
- Heal damage induced by antibiotics and toxins in the digestive tract
- Boost poor blood circulation
Coconut Water is said to be more Nutritious than whole milk because it does contain less fat and no cholesterol. Moreover, healthier than orange juice containing much lower calories. It contains lauric acid which is present in human mother's milk making it a better alternative to process baby milk. When coconut water is exposed to air, the liquid rapidly loses most of its organoleptic and nutritional characteristics, and begins to ferment. Therefore, it is best consumed as soon as you open the young coconut.
A young coconut has different properties than a mature coconut and has not fully reached its maturity. Young coconut meat is softer and more like gelatin and contains approximately 1-2 cups of coconut water (not to be confused with coconut milk) in each young coconut.
Coconut water contains more potassium (at about 294 mg) than most sports drinks (117 mg) and most energy drinks. Even more than a banana! It has less sodium (25mg) where sports drinks have around 41mg and energy drinks have about 200 mg.Coconut water has been 5mg of Natural Sugars where sports and energy drinks range from 10-25mg of Altered Sugars.Coconut water is very high in Chloride at 118mg, in comparison to sports drinks at about 39mg. (Note-Data is based on a 100ml drink)
It is a delicious refreshing and most importantly healthy alternative to popular electrolyte energy sports drinks found today in supermarkets. It's high in electrolytes and potassium with fewer calories and no artificial additives. 8 oz of Gatorade has 63 calories while the same serving of coconut water has just 46 calories.
Well, as much as I could share about coconut water benefits, I recommend to those for prevention purpose and down with viral fever.