Potassium-rich coconut water

My favourite hydrating and electrolyte-replenishing drink is definitely coconut water and nothing beats getting it fresh from the beach!

Coconuts are just awesome in general. Apparently, in Sanskrit, coconuts are called kalpa vriksha, meaning “tree which gives all that is necessary for livingโ€ (source). I believe it! They offer a full-on combo of nutrients, fats and hydration plus have incredible uses in cooking and for skin care.

Coconut water is a great source of hydration due to its electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals. You might as well call it nature’s sports drink. I like adding it to my smoothies or mixing it with chia seeds along with a squeeze of lemon for an energy boost.

This year, I also discovered eating the coconut “flesh” or “meat” with some lime and spices. Coconut flesh, found on the inside of the coconut, is said to help restore oxidative tissue damage and contains healthy fats, proteins, and various vitamins and minerals (source).

Of course, coconut oil also has amazing health benefits but I’ll save that for another post ๐Ÿ˜‰

M.

 

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