Not to be confused with coconut milk (a concoction of coconut water and freshly grated coconut), ZICO coconut water is all-natural carbs, straight up. A clear, sweet liquid with a nutty taste, it’s found inside young, green coconuts; the sterile water is usually harvested at the nine-month point. Devotees praise its ability to keep the body well-hydrated and it’s popularity goes WAY back in time. For more than 4,000 years, coconut water has been revered as a natural source of nutrition, wellness, beauty and hydration. Now modern science has validated its effectiveness, especially as a natural sports drink.
That’s because ZICO coconut water is an isotonic beverage; which means that its salt concentration matches that of the human body, thus enabling fluid and mineral replacement after physical activity. In fact, because it’s so chemically analagous to human plasma, in times of famine and war, coconut water has been used as an intravenous fluid and saved many lives. It’s the only natural substance that can be safely injected into the human blood stream, which explains why Chief of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Agricultural Industries Morton Satin calls coconut water, “the fluid of life.”
A recent scientific study conducted at the medical school of a major university in Malaysia demonstrated that coconut water is as effective as sports drinks (carbohydrate‐electrolyte beverages) as a rehydrator, without the added sugar, additives, artificial flavorings and chemical colorings commonly found in those beverages (have you LOOKED at the ingredients in some of those “sports drinks”?). Coconut water is all natural and nature’s most highly concentrated source of electrolytes. Drink ZICO coconut water over it’s neon colored competitor and you are “naturally powered”.
The other nutritional benefits of ZICO coconut water are just as delicious:
- It has more potassium per equivalent serving than a banana.
- It is lower in calories than any popularly consumed fruit juice including grapefruit juice (76 per eight ounce serving), and has 10% of the sodium found in tomato juice.
- Coconut water, unlike other tropical juices, is alkaline so it doesn’t upset the stomach.
- It is low in natural sugars, containing about half of that found in orange juice and less than a third of grape and pineapple juices.
- Coconut water also has potent antibacterial and antifungal qualities due to its high lauric acid content. This tropical treat is known to boost metabolism and revitalize skin, hair, and immunity.
I love drinking ZICO coconut water au-natural, but when I feel like getting creative I blend up the recipe below:
Caroline’s Pink Coconut Water Frosty:
11 ounces ZICO coconut water
1/3 cup frozen peaches
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup ice (coconut water ice cubes)
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Tip: for an extra creamy (not as frosty) coconut water frosty, add in 1/2 frozen banana. For more frosty, add in more ice. Blend. Pour. Serve!
Bottom line: For flavor, potassium, and hydration, coconut water is a healthful choice. Good nutrition, fitness, and a positive mindset give you the Oomph to live your best life. In supplement to a balanced diet, ZICO coconut water is all natural hydration that fuels health from the inside out and will provide you with hydration that gives you natural power!
How do you make ZICO coconut water even better? Combine it with an energy boosting workout session. Lucky for you, I created two fitness videos that target every inch of your body using ZICO coconut water. The two videos work to build lean muscle and boost your metabolism, while also improving your core strength and cardiovascular fitness. These free workout routines can be done anywhere, they are perfect for home or traveling workouts. The moves are highly effective, making time for these quick routines will give your fitness, energy, and health a boost! Work through the videos once through for a quick total body workout, or repeat the series 2-3 times for a longer sweat session. Leave me a comment below when you have tried the fitness videos and let me know how you did! Follow your workout with a cold bottle of ZICO coconut water for a healthier, happier YOU!
10 minute ZICO coconut water Total Body Workout.
6 minute ZICO coconut water Total Body Core.
Do YOU drink coconut water? Have you noticed any health benefits since adding it to your diet? CHEERS to you and enjoy your ZICO!
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