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Natural home remedy - Tender Coconut

The coconut is of the palm family, yielding a continuous harvest all year long. Every part of the coconut tree is of use and gives man all that is necessary to sustain life. Perhaps that is why it is called 'Kalpavriksha' in coastal areas, which figuratively means a source of bounty. It is truly one of nature's wonders, as it is also filled with amazing medicinal properties. By the time the coconut is fully mature, it goes through three different stages of development. The tender coconut has 90 to 95 per cent water. The liquid in the coconut at this stage, is at its purest form and very healthy. The partially mature coconut has in addition to the water, a soft and tasty pulp. This coconut has less water than the tender ones, but is considered very good as it has more nutrients in it. It also has more carbs, minerals, proteins and vitamins than the other two. When the coconut becomes fully mature it becomes hard to digest and sometimes leads to acidity and higher levels of cholesterol depending on the amount of intake.

Tender coconut health benefits and home remedies
Coconut tree

The Tender coconut water (TCW) is considered the purest liquid after water and is full of electrolytes, calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium. More and more doctors now recommend TCW to their patients. It is considered by experts as a 'natural isotonic beverage with the same level of electrolytic balance as we have in our blood.' It is said to be more beneficial than milk or orange juice, as it does not possess the fat present in milk or the calories in orange juice. Being a natural drink, it has no preservatives and hence very good for babies.

Health benefits of Tender coconut

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Another draw to coconut water is its low calorie content.
It has a caloric value of 17.4 per 100g.

Coconut water is also naturally low in sugar compared
to most non-diet beverages on the market (4.4%)

Coconut water can easily be included into your
diet plan as it is virtually fat free. (0.01%)

Coconut is not only delicious and versatile, but also an excellent home remdy that heals the digestive system and promotes better metabolism. When it is combined with spices like cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, cumin and lemon it makes a very refreshing and healthy drink. It is the world's safest natural soft drink and a great thirst quencher. The water of a single coconut contains enough Vitamin C to meet daily requirements of the body.

TCW's high potassium concentration poses a potential hazard in patients with hyperkalaemia and those with poor kidney function. Consult your health practitioner for any medical problems before using TCW