First, I’m going to tell you why coconut water is hot right now. Then I’m going to tell you why you should drink coconut water?
Odds are, if you are from North America, Europe, or Africa, you’re asking whether or not you should buy into the coconut water fad. I mean, Coca Cola just bought a stake in Zico and Pepsi bought a stake in Brazil’s top coconut water company, Amacoco. What’s the deal with coconut water?
Well, first of all, It IS NOT a fad. It’s been popular in Asia, the Caribbean, and South America for centuries. The problem is that it has a short shelf life. It oxidizes quickly and typically has a shelf life of 3-5 days, making it hard to export to foreign countries.
However, new technologies increase coconut water’s shelf life up to 10 months! Now it’s practical for companies to package it and ship it to places that have never been exposed to coconut water! Drinking it is safe as it is pasteurized to remove harmful bacteria before it is packaged and exported from its source countries. Coconut water is becoming popular right now because it can be exported so easily and is great for your body.
It helps you lose fat. Plain water helps detoxify the body and helps to keep your metabolism up. Its nutrient helps people who exercise regularly. It is high in potassium, so it helps you work out longer without cramping up and helps your muscles recover faster after working out. It has other nutrients like magnesium and sodium, which are often lost during vigorous exercise. So drinking coconut water after working out will help replenish these nutrients and help you stay hydrated.
Since coconut water has a sweet taste and is low in calories, it makes a great alternative to drinking soda and even orange juice. By replacing soda with it, you can cut calories, thus helping you lose weight, while still enjoying a sweet drink.
Remember, coconut water is not a fad, it’s been around for centuries! Recently it has been made available to the whole world. If you have any doubts, you should try and drink some C water because it is packed with nutrients, helps promote weight loss, and tastes sweet!