Saturday, December 10, 2011

Coconut water: The Biggest Bang for the Buck

You must be aware of this feeling: out on the streets in the afternoon heat...your throat is dry... your body and skin feels dehydrated...you are thirsty to the bone... and there appears a big fridge filled with Pepsi..Thumbs up .. Mirinda.. Nimboos.. Real Juice.. Chaas.. Energeee and what not... and all it takes to get a chilled bottle of pepsi in ur hands in 10 seconds is,  " Boss ek pepsi dena..".... and right next to the shop u might find a humble ( at times old , but robust and strong) South Indian sitting next to his bunch of 100 coconuts and a big basket full of empty coconut shells.

80% of the people won't drink coconut water for 2 reasosns:
  • It takes 1-2 minutes to quench your thirst as opposed to 10 seconds for a bottle of pepsi
  • Coconut water costs 25 Rs for 200 ml , whereas Pepsi costs 24 Rs for 500ml + 100 ml FREE!!
Don't lose your focus on the attractive packaging, low cost and the free 100 ml...
I'll tell you why that one minute is worth the wait and why those 25 Rs spent on 200-300 ml of coconut water gives you the Biggest Bang for your Buck!!!

 Hawaiians call Coconut water noelani (no-way lah-nee), which means “Dew from the heavens.”
 I wonder if Nariyal paani and Noelani have any connection... anyways, coming back to the point.
The very rightly call it so because of its numerous benefits.

To start with,Mr. Morton Satin, Chief of FAO’s Agricultural Industries and Post Harvest Management Service says "It’s a natural isotonic beverage with the same level of electrolytic balance as we have in our blood. It’s the fluid of life, so to speak,"
FAO = Food and Agroculture Organization of the united Nation

Numerous medicinal properties of tender coconut water reported are:- 
  • Has 15 times the amount of potassium as most sports and energy drinks (264 mg vs 12.5 mg /100 ml)
  • Makes an excellent oral rehydration sports beverage - replaces electrolytes from exercise, heat stress and illness
  • Cardioprotective: helps regular blood pressure (due to high potassium) improves circulation
  • Reduces swelling in hands and feet
  • Good for feeding infants suffering from intestinal disturbances
  • Contains organic compounds possessing growth promoting properties
  • Keeps the body cool
  • Application on the body prevents prickly heat and summer boils and subsides the rashes caused by small pox, chicken pox, measles, etc.
  • Kills intestinal worms
  • Presence of saline and albumen makes it a good drink in cholera cases
  • Checks urinary infections. 
  • Cures Malnourishment.
  • Effective in the treatment of kidney and urethral stones
  • Can be injected intravenously in emergency case.
  • Found as blood plasma substitute because it is sterile, does not produce heat, does not destroy red blood cells and is readily accepted by the body.
  • Aids the quick absorption of the drugs and makes their peak concentration in the blood easier by its electrolytic effect.
  • Urinary antiseptic and eliminates poisons in case of mineral poisoning.
Coconut water has saved a lot of lives in underdeveloped countries.In cases of severe diarrhea and vomiting , Coconut water's unique properties rehydrate the body to make it fit enough to fight the infection. Death rates from cholera are high, but with the use of coconut water survival rates increase to 97 percent.

Coconut water contains Plant Growth Hormones, Cytokinins. Coconut water is the richest source of dietary cytokinins. Cytokinins are also known as anti-aging hormones.Cytokinins regulate cell division and influence the rate at which plants age. In humans, they have a positive influence on cells and tissues. When cytokinins are applied to the skin, the result is that on the surface of the skin, wrinkles tend to flatten out and dry, aging skin is replaced with smoother, softer skin. Now, Ladies, you know what to apply on your body for a younger looking skin.

So now you know why waiting a minute for the humble South Indian guy to reach the coconut shell and give you the fluid of life is worth the wait and gives you the most bang for your buck!!

1 comment:

  1. Which is better Coke or Pepsi?
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