The coconut palm, known as the 'tree of life', has been providing humans with food, drink and even the means to make shelter from for millennia. But now there's a new buzz around a product of this wonderful tree: the coconut water from its young green coconuts.
Coconut Water - the Drink of Celebrities
It seems like not a day goes by without a new celebrity being snapped drinking Vita Coco; their coconut water of choice. From Madonna to Jessica Simpson, it seems celebrities just can't get enough of the tasty drink!
Coconut Water Benefits
So what is it about this drink that makes it so popular? Aside from its deliciously refreshing taste, coconut water has a number of benefits:
Drinking coconut water helps to replace the fluids your body loses through everyday life. Drinking plenty of water and fluids helps to flush out toxins, keeping your skin looking healthy.
And because the drink comes from the young green coconut, it is more like water than the thicker coconut milk (which comes from the ripe brown coconut).
During periods of moderate to high intensity exercise - like working out at the gym - your electrolyte stores can become depleted. Coconut water naturally contains the 5 key electrolytes potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and calcium, thereby helping to replenish your natural stores quickly.
More Potassium than 2 Bananas
Coconut water has a high potassium content and contains as much as 2 bananas (just don't tell the monkeys!).
Fat, Sugar and Cholesterol Free
Unlike some sports drinks, coconut water is completely fat, sugar and cholesterol free. This makes it ideal for those who are trying to watch their weight.
How does Coconut Water stay fresh?
As soon as the green coconuts are harvested they are flash pasteurised for 2 seconds. The drink is then packaged in an aseptic Tetra Pak, which gives it a shelf life of 12 months without the need for any additives or preservatives.
Buy Coconut Water from Holland & Barrett
Buy coconut water from Holland & Barrett, the UK's leading supplier of health foods. We stock Vita Coco, made from 100% pure coconut water, in a range of flavours from Vita Coco Original to Vita Coco with Acai & Pomegranate and Vita Coco with Peach & Mango.
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