Why We Love H2Coco

Coconut water is fast becoming a celebrity in its own right and has been snapped in the hands of dozens of A-listers. So, why is it that stars like Lara Bingle have fallen in love with H2Coco?

Coconut water, or noelani in Hawaiian meaning “dew from the heavens”, is considered one of the main native foods in the Pacific Islands that holds remedial benefits for rehydration in the hot tropics as well as a nutritional necessity for pregnant and nursing women and children.

Since coconuts are grown near the sea, the roots have a continuous supply of mineral rich salt water. For this reason, coconut water contains a variety of nutrients including natural vitamins (especially B vitamins), antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, growth factors, other phytonutrients and major minerals such as magnesium, calcium and potassium (one 8-ounce cup of coconut water has more potassium than a banana!). The fat content of coconut water is also very low, essentially fat-free. It is also low in sugars compared to other fruit juices.

According to several research studies recognised worldwide, coconut water is useful in assisting the prevention and relief of many problematic health issues including dehydration, constipation, digestive disturbances, malnutrition, fatigue, heatstroke, boils, diarrhea, kidney stones, osteoporosis, urinary tract infections and sterility.

Another interesting component of coconut water is the plant growth hormone, cytokinins that are also known to have an anti-aging effect on human cells and tissues. As human cells age, they become irregular in shape, flatten out, enlarge and fill up with debris, eventually dying but when cytokinins are added, the normal sequence of aging slows down considerably. Cytokinins in coconut water have been tested for treatment of aging spots, wrinkles, sagging and dry skin and results have shown that it may produce an anti-aging effect on the body reducing risk of developing degenerative and age related diseases.

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