Pure Coconut Water is "nature's great re-hydrater" – its full of sodium, potassium, phosphorous and magnesium making it an excellent placement for energy and sports drinks. Plus it has just enough sugar to make it taste yummy and as well as refreshing. Tropical countries have been serving it to their very young, growing children, and adults for years. It even has been used for electrolytes (minerals) and hydration replacement for the sick, especially those with stomach bugs.
Coconut Oil is also a winner. It's medium chain fats are smaller and thus more easily digested, immediately used by the liver to produce energy avoiding spikes and fat storage. And, it contains important anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Thus, not all saturated fats are the same. This is one you want to include in your food mix. The other good news is that is has a high heat tolerance making it the preferred oil for cooking.
As with any produce, organic is better. We are currently researching the brands we would recommend. Be sure to avoid coconut waters that are "sweetened" and have added flavors. Buy it straight and serve on ice. Delish!
Thanks to our team member, Carolina Jintac, MS,RD,LD, for this in depth interview about coconut products. To hear all her good news: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/familyfoodexperts/2012/03/23/coconut-craze–how-good-is-it-for-you.
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