Myths and Facts Coconut Water

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Myths and Facts Coconut Water

Coconut water, especially the young often used as a beverage thirst release. It was very refreshing, especially when taken while fasting. Only, not a few ordinary people are drinking coconut water with the other goals.
Someone mentions that coconut water can reduce weight, improve kidney function, to treat allergies. Really?

Coconut water, coconut water, especially the young, has long been known as a healthful beverage. It lies protected by a hard shell and thick coconut coir, a coconut water drink made sterile. Free from all forms of contamination.

According to Prof. DR. Made Astawan, MS, in general, coconut water contains 2.6 percent sugar, 0.55 percent protein, 0.74 percent fat, and 0.46 percent minerals. Type of sugar that is contained glucose, fructose, and sucrose.


There are several kinds of palm sugar content of 3 percent on an old coconut water, and 5.1 percent in young coconut water. “That’s what led young coconut water taste sweeter than an old coconut water,” said Made.

High Potassium 

The coconut water also contained amino acids and vitamins. Young coconut water also contains a phytochemical component of tannins. Tannins are antibacterial which will inhibit bacterial growth.

With the highest mineral content was 730 mg potassium per 100 grams of young coconut water, which is pretty much magnesium, and chloride, sodium sedangka amount is very small. Beverage composition with a ratio of potassium (potassium) to a high sodium is very beneficial for health.

The composition of nutrients near isotonic fluid, which corresponds to body fluids. Isotonic beverages is expected to replace minerals lost through sweating body during exercise or other activities.

“Only people who actively exercise need to be cautious about the use of coconut water as an electrolyte drink,” said Emilia Achmadi, MSc, health coach from Sehati.

They must know the type of exercise performed and duration. When the sport fairly heavy, say aerobics for 3 hours without stopping, the body loses a lot of sodium. Consumption of coconut water could not offset the need for the body of sodium. No other because the sodium in coconut water just a little. If this happens, the body can be deprived of sodium. As a result, muscles can not contract properly. Heart rate and organ function will be disrupted. The worst risk? You could pass out.

However, if sports do not quite heavy, such as brisk walking for an hour or yoga for example, drinking coconut water is not a problem. Condition, still mineral water consumption-ordinary.

Things like these are to be straightened out and be noticed by a layman to understand it was wrong. Like a number of other false things about coconut water is straightened by Emilia.

1. Helps you lose weight

This is according to Emilia often disalahmengertikan by most people.Excessive drinking coconut water can actually cause diarrhea. Indeed, it seems-after weight loss. However, this is not appropriate and healthy way to get the ideal body weight. In contrast, coconut water can be used as a stimulant for those bowel obstruction because it can help smooth the gastrointestinal tract.

2. More nutritious than whole milk
This is not true. Compared with coconut water, milk (either full cream or not) are rich in protein, fat, carbohydrates, and sugars. In addition, milk also contains various vitamins and minerals like vitamin B complex, vitamin D, calcium, potassium, sodium, and magnesium. While coconut water contains only a few minerals only.

3 Helps the immune system

There is no scientific literature that proves that coconut water makes the body’s immune system becomes better and also help the body fight some viruses that cause disease. In the body’s immune system, described by Emilia, are sisters who very complex.

The only way to boost your immune system is a nutrient derived from a variety of foods. “And the coconut milk does not provide it,” said Emilia. Which can provide complete nutritional support is through intake of food with balanced nutrition.

4. Helps prevent kidney stones

The first thing that can be done to prevent the formation of kidney stones is enough water or fluid intake. The liquid can be obtained from coconut water, mineral water, and others. There is truth in that water, either. coconut water or mineral water, can help prevent kidney stone formation. Only, coconut water can not cure kidney stones.

5 Restoring a sense of dizziness caused by drunk

Drunk because of excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages must be neutralized. The trick to drinking water, either mineral water or coconut water.Actually, to relieve a headache due to hangover, you should drink water containing sugar. The goal is that sugar can quickly get into the central nervous system and take over the attachment to the body on alcohol.

Thus, the negative effects of drunkenness can be neutralized.

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~ by ickerz on 18 August 2011.

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