Coconut water is not only an incredibly popular thirst-quencher, but it packs quite the nutritional punch as well.
Here are seven little-known coconut water nutrition facts and how they can benefit your health:
1. Coconut water is mostly just ... water.I'm sure you already know you need to drink enough fluids so you can keep your body healthy and properly hydrated. Just like its name suggests, coconut water contains about 95% water. This makes it a great hydration drink. Coconut water can hydrate your body just as well as plain water (the mother of all hydrating drinks).
2. It's low in calories.Unlike plain water, coconut water is not entirely calorie-free, but at 42 calories per serving (240g) it's still a pretty low-calorie drink. This makes it an awesome replacement for any one of your regular, sugar-sweetened drinks and when used like this, coconut water can help you reach your weight loss goals.
3. It contains potassium.Potassium is a vital mineral in your body. You need enough of it if you want your brain and nervous system to function properly. Coconut water can help provide some of that much needed potassium. One serving of coconut water will cover about 13% of your daily potassium needs.
4. It contains magnesium.Magnesium is another important component of our diet, yet only 32% of people consume enough magnesium. If your body is running low on magnesium, that could cause low energy levels or even lead to serious health conditions like asthma, diabetes and osteoporosis. A serving of coconut water take care of about 14% of your daily magnesium needs.
5. It contains copper.Copper is another essential mineral for your health. Without copper, your organs and your metabolism simply can't work like a well-oiled machine. One serving of coconut water will provide about 11% of your daily copper requirements.
6. It contains cytokinins.Cytokinins are little-known, yet highly beneficial compounds found in coconut water. Science has confirmed cytokinins slow down the development of cancerous cells, plus they slow down the aging process. What's not to love, right?
7. It contains antioxidants.Coconut water contains a lot of antioxidants, which help prevent the damage to our bodies caused by free radicals. Free radicals are produced by your own metabolism, so there's no other way to neutralize the damage, except making sure you consume enough antioxidants in your diet. And coconut water can help you with that.
So for these and so many more benefits I absolutely love to drink coconut water, and a I'm so lucky to live in a tropical place where I have access to the freshest and most delicious form of it.
I'd love to know about your experience drinking it, so please leave me your comments bellow :)
A cleanse is a good way to start you on your path to wellness. Why is a juice cleanse the best way to go? Starting a regular cleansing strategy will supply your body with so many benefits that your health goals will be well within reach.
For you, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite juice cleanse benefits.
1. Strengthens Your Immune System
When you do a juice cleanse you are detoxing your body, flushing it of impurities and toxins. Detoxing allows your organs to focus on functioning the way that they should. This gives your immune system a jump-start since it will be able to absorb nutrients better. During a cleanse there are specific herbs that are introduced into your system that help the lymphatic system. That system makes sure that you are firing on all cylinders to keep you healthy. West Hollywood Juice Cleanse
2. Energy Boost
When you start your cleanse you will feel an influx of energy (like many other cleansers have experienced). This is because a cleanse cuts off the things that need to be cleansed from our bodies in the first place. When caffeine, sugar, saturated fat, and trans fats are replaced with fruits and vegetables you will experience a natural boost in energy. Cleansers are encouraged to stay well hydrated throughout the cleanse. Increasing your water intake will also contribute to a boost in energy.
3. Rids Your Body Of Excess Waste A cleanse has the biggest impact on the amount of waste we have stored in our systems. Most cleanses are designed to purge the body of excess waste which allows organs, such as your liver, kidneys, and colon to do the things that they do best. By cleansing the colon, you are allowing toxins to exit the body. A backed up colon means that the toxins remain in your body, creating more damage. West Hollywood Juice Cleanse
4.Healthier HairA regular detoxing strategy is important to keep your body fully functioning. Regular cleansing will strengthen your hair at the follicles, resulting in stronger, healthier hair. When there are no longer internal toxins causing havoc, your hair will be able to grow without restriction. Many cleansers boast of having softer, shinier hair. West Hollywood Juice Cleanse
5. Better Skin Your skin is the largest, most visible organ; this is where the effects from detoxing will be the most obvious. At the end of your detox cycle you will have visibly smoother, clearer skin. Detoxing can help with acne, but be aware that conditions may worsen before they get better. Since the toxins are leaving through your skin you may experience itchiness or patches before it clears up. This is a sign that you are on the right track. To help your efforts, hang out in the sauna to help sweat out additional toxins. West Hollywood Juice Cleanse
6.Anti-Aging The aging process is sped up with the constant overload of toxins in your body. When you reduce the amount of damage-causing agents your body absorbs you will see short and long term benefits. But it is important not to revert back to your previous lifestyle that was causing the original high levels of toxicity. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and cleansing regularly will ensure that you look and feel great.
7. Sense Of Wellbeing Often times, people use a cleanse to lose weight or at the start of a diet plan. But there is no better reason to do a cleanse than to simply feel better. Setting the stage for good things to happen will allow for good things to happen. A positive mindset goes a long way and you will see improvements in all aspects of your life.
I'd love to hear about what your experience has been with a cleanse or if you've never done one before and have questions post bellow.
To your vibrant health,
Greens represent a convenient, essentially non-caloric, nutrient-dense source of otherwise hard to obtain minerals, like magnesium, calcium, potassium, and manganese. Heh, so what have those minerals done for me lately, you might be wondering. Well…
Of all the minerals we Primal folks talk up, magnesium may very well be the most widely supplemented. It’s certainly one of the most important; over 300 physiological processes in the human body require magnesium to function optimally, foremost among them the production of ATP for energy. Your mitochondria use magnesium to produce ATP, the body’s energy currency. So if it’s so important, why must we all supplement? How did people get enough magnesium before Natural Calm? There are a few factors, including the disappearance of magnesium from our drinking water and top soil, but the fact remains that most of us aren’t even trying to get enough magnesium through our food. That should change. Eating greens like spinach and chard will go a long way toward adding dietary magnesium.
Of all the minerals we discuss, calcium may be the least-supplemented or most-ignored. That’s a mistake. We still need calcium. We still need that raw building block. And if you’re not eating dairy, leafy greens are probably your best source.
Potassium is another nutrient a lot of people miss out on, especially if they’re overcooking their meat (the juices contain the potassium), avoiding tubers and fruits (both are high in potassium), and shying away from avocados because of the linoleic acid (don’t stress out over a little whole-food omega-6, folks, especially when it comes in such a creamy, green package). So if you’re not eating the aforementioned potassium-rich items (and even if you are), be sure to eat your greens.
Your mitochondria use manganese to manufacture manganese superoxide dismutase, a potent mitochondrial antioxidant. With inadequate superoxide dismutase, you increase your chances of ischemic brain injury (think stroke). Simply put, manganese keeps your mitochondria running cleanly.
Unless you’re eating bones, drinking blood/meat juice, and eating hoof, fur, and tail, you will be missing out on magnesium, potassium, and calcium by excluding leafy greens.
I like greens for their vitamin content, specifically B-vitamins like folate. I tend to agree, and I’ll highlight a couple key nutrients that greens provide.
Though it’s widely touted as particularly crucial for expectant mothers and the development of the babies they bear, folate is also important for anyone’s general health. Inadequate dietary folate intake can lead to elevated homocysteine levels.Modern processed grain-based foods are usually fortified with folic acid, but you’re not eating that stuff. And unless you’re also eating plenty of liver, if you shun greens you are most likely lacking this vital nutrient.
Betaine is another important but oft-ignored nutrient that many people, even Primal eaters, lack. Like folate, it regulates proper homocysteine levels. Betaine also helps maintain liver health. Spinach is perhaps the greatest vegetable source of betaine (other than maybe wheat germ, but who wants that?).
Besides the micronutrient content, there are other benefits of eating leafy things, especially in concert with the other foods on your plate. For those interested in eating less or losing weight, eating a salad with your meal spontaneously reduces overall caloric intake.
But the real beauty of leafy greens? They are prepackaged whole food “supplements” with safe and well-balanced vitamin and mineral levels. You eat a few cups of spinach, a romaine lettuce salad, maybe some kale chips and you’ll be getting a nice healthy range of nutrients. Your overall caloric intake won’t really be impacted and you’ll be safe. No, you won’t have a nutritional profile from the manufacturer telling you exactly how many milligrams of magnesium your bowl of sauteed kale contained, or the amount of betaine in that head of spinach you chopped up and turned into a salad. The nutrient range will vary from head to head and leaf to leaf. And that’s okay.
That’s why it’s food, without a label: it doesn’t need to be exact. So if you ever find yourself paused in front of the grocery store display, agonizing over the respective folate content of two particularly large heads of romaine lettuce and frozen – totally unable to act – hang it up. Start back at square one. Realize that this is food that’s meant to be eaten, not over-analyzed.
If it’s green, leafy, crisp, and free of chemicals, it’s safe, healthy, and good to eat. Adding such a food to your diet – in sauteed, steamed, boiled, dehydrated, baked, or raw form – will most likely help, so eat it! I’m not saying you have to eat three heaping platefuls of vegetation, I’m suggesting that adding leafy greens to a diet lacking in them will almost certainly improve the nutritional content of that diet.
You may have heard of coconut kefir and wondered: What is kefir? Well, kefir is a unique cultured dairy product that’s one of the most probiotic-rich foods on the planet, and kefir benefits are incredible for healing issues like leaky gut.
Its unique name comes from the Turkish word “keif,” which means “good feeling.”
For centuries, it’s been used in European and Asian folk medicine due to the wide variety of conditions it’s been known to cure. When made correctly, it’s one of my favorite drinks and, after reading this article, I hope that you consider including it into your regular natural health regimen.
You can give your alimentary canal, or the main digestive passageway in the body, an easy boost with kefir. This nutrient- and probiotic-packed drink holds the key to helping improve many immune and digestive linked health issues. Tabbed as an “it” health food of the 21st century, kefir is a probiotic food that contains many bioactive compounds, including as many as 30 strains of good bacteria that help fight against tumors, bacteria, carcinogens and more.
Kefir is made using starter “grains,” which in reality are a combination of bacteria and yeasts that interact with the milk to make the lightly fermented drink that even lactose intolerant people can drink! It can be made from any source of milk, such as goat, sheep, cow, soy, rice or coconut. It can even be made using coconut water. Scientifically speaking, kefir grains contain a complex microbial symbiotic mixture of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts in a polysaccharide–protein matrix. Read on to see how this can benefit your health.
Top 10 Health Benefits of Coconuts
Maybe you’ve sought out information on the power detoxing has to help you get healthier, loose weight, clear up your skin, and leave you looking overly amazing, amongst many other benefits, or you possibly already tracked the success of some of your besties as they’ve detoxed. If so, then you already have firsthand experience on the powerful results detoxing delivers not only on a physical level, but also on a mental and emotional one.
So why does the idea of detoxing have you quaking in your boots?
Coming back from my morning jog I found a sweet offering of ripe Noni's outside someone's front gate.This is truly the Spirit of Aloha that is felt throughout Maui. People actually share the bounty of their gardens, and their lives, with each other.
I was truly inspired, gratefully took one and crated this amazing power packed smoothie that gave me tons of energy to go kite some waves.
Here's the recipe for you to try at home:
Golden milk is used as a natural remedy for a wide range of health issues. Some of the health benefits of this delicious golden liquid can help to reduce inflammation in joints, boost your immune system, maintain a healthy heart and cardiovascular system, help lose weight, and keep blood sugar levels in check. There is also evidence that turmeric has anti-cancer properties.