Friday, November 4, 2011

Food for Thought

Did you ever think that a fruit's water could be the answer to healthier looking skin as well as a healthier body?  Well allow me to introduce you to one of Mother Nature's best gifts on earth, the coconut.  While this fruit can be used in many different forms like milk, pulp or the flesh, I will only focus on the water.

Hydrated skin equals healthy skin and this isotonic beverage with more electrolytes than sport drinks helps replenish the fluids and minerals lost by the body due to physical activity.  Essentially coconut water has the same salt concentration as the normal cells of the body and the blood, allowing it to hydrate FASTER than water.

There are three major organs that are responsible for riding your body of toxins; your liver, your kidneys and your skin.  Basically if your liver and kidneys are overwhelmed by the amount of substances that need to be discharged, your skin kicks in to help eliminate the waste.  At this point, if the waste is too much for your skin, this can disrupt it's integrity and affect it's appearance (a.k.a ACNE).  By drinking coconut water, your body receives a tone of vital vitamins and nutrients that help detox your system and cleans out these organs.

Some sites also claim using coconut water as a topical solution can help combat problems such as acne, age spots, wrinkles, stretch marks, cellulite and eczema.  I did not find solid data to back this up, however, I think it's better to treat the root of the problem as oppose to fixing the surface.

Photo from Coconut Water Life
Here are some other fabulous health benefits that will make you go coo coo for coconut water:
  • It contains cytokinins, a plant hormone, and lauric acid which helps minimize the aging of skin cells, as well as balance PH levels (some sites claim that it this helps reduce the risk of cancer).
  • It helps keep your body cool on those hot summer days.
  • It helps give your metabolism a boost which means it helps with weight loss.
  • It's also an anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-microbial; think sanitizer for inside your body.
  • It also helps fight viruses.
  • A great cure for a hangover. (had to hehehe)

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! I looveeee coconut so much.. now i love it even more!