Acidity troubling you? Drink some coconut water

 

 

Coconut Water for Acidity

Coconut Water for Acidity

A glass of coconut water can instantly cheer you up on a warm sunny day. But coconut water is much more than a way to escape the heat as it has many health benefits.
You may try to ease acidity with antacids then but sipping some coconut water can help resolve the discomfort that comes with acidity in a jiffy. Plus, it will also help provide instant relief from the burning you may suffer during a bout of acidity.

How does it help?
Your body’s pH acidic level turns alkaline when you drink coconut water. It also helps produce mucous in your stomach, which provides protection from the harmful effects of excessive acid production[1]. Being rich in fibre, it aids digestion and prevents the reoccurrence of acidity. Further, coconut water helps cool the lining of the stomach, reducing the burning sensation.

To get relief from acidity, drink a glass of coconut water half an hour after your meal. Daily consumption of tender coconut water for 2-3 months, along with a nutritious diet, can give permanent relief from acidity and other stomach disorders, says Neha Chandna, our expert dietician.

There is a lot more that coconut water has to offer and people of all ages can give it a try. If you know of any other way coconut benefits our health, do share with us.

Reference:

[1] Spiegel BM. Treatment strategies for acid reflux: EncomPASSing practicalsolutions for primary care. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Nov;105(11):2347-9. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2010.378. PubMed PMID: 21048680.

World Coconut Day-2015

The World Coconut Day-2015, themed ‘Coconut for Family Nutrition, Health and Wellness’, will be celebrated World Wide on September 2.

So how does the 21st century human enjoy coconut water benefits?

Coconut Water: If you are thirsty, choose a young coconut, as they have more water than mature coconuts. You can tell by weighing it in your hand; the heavier it is, the more water content it has. Young coconuts (‘tenders’) contain anywhere from 250 to 1000ml (1 to 4 cups) of coconut water (liquid endosperm)! As coconuts mature, the water content lessens and the endosperm eventually becomes thick and hard. The water may develop a slightly bitter taste. It is best to drink coconuts immediately after opening them, as the nutritional value drops drastically upon contact with oxygen. If you leave coconut water in the fridge, it will start to develop a sour taste over a couple days.

 

World Coconut Day is all about coconuts. It’s a celebration for those with coconut-know how and hopefully enlightening to those yet to discover this magical fruit (not nut!). Please take this opportunity to consider coconuts for a second – with the knowledge that other people around the world are doing the same. Established in 2009, World Coconut Day is still in it’s infancy – site functionality, information and resources will tweaked in the coming months.

Have a lovely day!