I grew up in El Salvador and coconuts are everywhere. It is part of our way of life to drink coconut water to cool down or quench our thirst or have coconut meat for a healthy snack. I realize now, I took for granted growing up in this environment where coconuts are available all year round. My mother would give us coconut water when we were sick, especially when we had high temperature. These healing traditions are passed from one generation to the next. Some people don’t know the whole scientific meaning or benefits that coconut water has in their bodies, for the locals it is enough to say ” This is good for you, drink up”
These days, the best I can do is search for organic coconut water brands available in the market, and let me tell you, it is not the same experience as holding in your hands a fresh coconut and sipping from a straw that wonderful, refreshing, sweet water, hum…..
More and more we hear about the many health benefits of coconut oil, water and milk. In the article below Dr. Mercola explains the difference between coconut water, milk and the abundance of health benefits this fruit has.
Next time you are cooking with coconut oil or drinking it’s delicious water remember “it’s good for you”