MYTH – COCONUT WATER IS WEIGHT GAINER

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MYTH – COCONUT WATER IS WEIGHT GAINER

The coconut tree (Cocosnucifera) is a member of the palm tree family. Coconut is a seed because it is the reproductive part of the tree, coconut is a fruit because it is a fibrous one-seeded drupe and coconut is a nut because a loose definition of a nut is nothing but a one-seeded ‘fruit.
So if categorized in all the section of plant family how can it be harmful for health? It is one of the most useful trees in the world, and is often referred to as the “tree of life”.

Amount Per 100 grams – One Coconut yields (206 g)

Calories 19

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.2 g

0%

Saturated fat 0.2 g

1%

Polyunsaturated fat 0 g

 

Monounsaturated fat 0 g

 

Cholesterol 0 mg

0%

Sodium 105 mg

4%

Potassium 250 mg

7%

Total Carbohydrate 3.7 g

1%

Dietary fiber 1.1 g

4%

Sugar 2.6 g

 

Protein 0.7 g

1%

 

Vitamin A

0%

Vitamin C

4%

Calcium

2%

Iron

1%

Vitamin D

0%

Vitamin B-6

0%

Cobalamin

0%

Magnesium

6%

 It provides food, fuel, cosmetics, and folk medicine and building materials, among many other uses. The inner flesh of the mature seed, as well as the coconut milk extracted from it, forms a regular part of the diets of many people in the tropics and subtropics. Coconuts are distinct from other fruits because their endosperm contains a large quantity of clear liquid, called coconut water or coconut juice

Coconut water forms naturally in the fruit and contains 94% water and very little fat. Since it is natural occurring we protect our body from the exposures of harmful pesticides and preservatives.
Coconut water is found in young coconuts and a good source of fibre, Nevertheless, with its 3 grams of fibre and a digestible carbs it helps in maintaining gut health.

Coconut water may be great for controlling blood pressure and Heart diseases: It is a good source of vitamin C and several important minerals like potassium and magnesium. Coconut water may help lower blood pressure and potentially decrease the risk of blood clots forming in your arteries.

Coconut water contains antioxidants: Free radicals are unstable molecules produced in your cells during metabolism. Their production increases in response to stress or injury. Coconut water contains antioxidants that protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals. When there are too many free radicals, your body enters a state of oxidative stress, which can damage your cells and increase disease risk
Coconut water can be consumed directly from green coconuts: It is always fresh. It is organic. It is biodegradable. People are ready to spend money in sugar coated drinks but feels they pocket pinching for fresh coconut water.

Coconut water is a sport Drink: It is rich in minerals so helped in maintaining the electrolyte balance in our body. Helps in avoiding muscular cramps.

Coconut cultivation provides livelihood top millions of family residing majorly in costal belt of our nation. India ranks third in area and production of coconut in the world. The four southern states viz . Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are the major coconut producing states in India accounting for more than 90 per cent of area and production.

If we consume them we contributing in the economy of our nation.

Avoid brands with added sugar, sweeteners or flavours.
If you start sipping away at this tropical drink, you will be avoiding products with added sugar. So water from Kalpavriksha’ – the ‘tree of heaven’ as each and every part of the palm is useful to mankind in one way or other should be consumed without any hesitation. Be the part of this swadeshi movement.


Keep calm# Eatrightstaybright



122 thoughts on “MYTH – COCONUT WATER IS WEIGHT GAINER”

      1. Awesome info Ma’am.Whether it is stamina in the gym or when you run, coconut water is THE best natural drink, free from side effects!

      2. Awesome info Ma’am.Whether it is stamina in the gym or when you run, coconut water is THE best natural drink, free from side effects!

  1. Each & every part of coconut ( frm seed to outer cover) is useful & has it’s own importance . I love drinking it, eating it, & also using cocopeat fr my plants. Truly said, it’s a tree of heaven. 😍

  2. Absolutely natural and it is such a good part of our lives..lets keep our nature safe for our future generations. Being a Tamilian…would wait expectently whenever a coconut would be broken at home to drink the super cool invigorating water.Thanks Smita for reminding my childhood days. KEEP US HEALTHY.

  3. Very informative and useful article, especially when we should all be promoting #vocalforlocal .
    As a food psychology counsellor and weight management specialist, I would also like to point out that the MCTs in coconut oil and water make it beneficial for liver detox and brain health. The MCTs promote the neurotransmitters to maintain healthy hormone function.
    Look forward to more interesting articles from you Smita.
    Cheers!

  4. Very informative article Smita. Coconut in its various forms is extensively used down south and is part of daily cooking in our home …..and definitely a super food

  5. Love coconuts! ❤️ It’s so refreshing!
    I try to drink tender coconut water if I have to go out in the sun. The best thing is that this is available here in Bengaluru throughout the year.

  6. Extremely informative….I love coconut …N all the saviory made by coconut…. Mother nature has gave us immense thing to eat…N coconut is one of them…Thnk u smita maan for the topic which u enlighten us with your immense innovation from time to time

  7. Delicious and tasty coconut water is so nutritious and healthy choice of drink… really enlightening article.
    I like coconut water but this information confirm for me that this is a great choice of health , natural drink👍👍 Thanks of this article 👏👏

  8. Tasty coconut water is such a pack of multiple benefits… Thanks for Highlighting benefit sides along with tempting taste of coconut water👍👍

  9. Tasty coconut water is such a pack of multiple benefits… Thanks for Highlighting benefit sides along with tempting taste of coconut water👍👍

    1. Thank you. Your knowledge is very helpful. Lot of things I was not aware of. Thank you once again for all these informations. How many glasses can I have in a day?

  10. Thank you. Your knowledge is very helpful. Lot of things I was not aware of. Thank you once again for all these informations. How many glasses can I have in a day?

  11. Very informative! I love coconuts n everything made from it .
    It’s a better choice than sugar loaded drinks n u have rightly said that it’ll the help our own country men instead of filling pockets of big multi nationals.

  12. Thank you for sharing the benefits of each part of coconut. Very truly said that buying a coconut pinches us….but I think so each one of us should substitute the aerated /sugar coated drinks with coconut water.
    Keep on posting more.

  13. Very good source of nutrients,contains antioxidants and protect your cell..further we always gain something or other very best from you Smita.

  14. Is this coconut water safe during winter/cold seasons or for people suffering from cough cold??do it has any tendency to increase the mucous in the body??…pls let us know..

  15. Thanks for the very detailed information. I used to have severe cramps in my calf muscles. And I have noticed regular intake of a glass of coconut water every morning helped me a lot.
    Is it okay to break the tender coconut n keep in the fridge for a couple of hours or do we have to consume immediately?

  16. Thanks for the reinforcement, Smita !!!
    I never miss an opportunity to drink coconut water and I am happy I have passed it knowingly to the next generation!!

  17. This article is a myth buster. Anyone who has any doubts about coconut water can be re-assured that it’s a healthy drink. Nice to know about Kalpabriksha 🙂

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