How coconut water helps our health

For a very long time, coconut water has been used as a favourite drink, and it has also been used a great deal in cooking, such as making food color additive, stew meat soak to add more favourable flavour. More recently, there has been a new kind of food made from coconut materials being sold in the market, which is called coconut jelly.

Coconut water’s various uses stemp from its usefulness to our health in many ways. Basically, the stuff is said to be cool, refreshing and nutritious. And it particularly supplements many kinds of minerals that are very useful to our health.

Coconut water contains 0.05% of nitrogen, which plays a crucial role in our body’s protein synthesis processes. It is also present in many of the chemical reactions taking place in our body.

Then, there are 0.25% of potassium, which is effective in reducing high blood pressure, enhancing the operations of digestive and respiratory systems, and helping us reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Potassium also assists our body to synthesize protein, producing necessary energy for the activities of our body.

Calcium has a content of 0.7%, and is involved in the creating of bone and tooth in mammal. Calcium helps stablize the blood pH, participating in the coagulation process, among other useful effects.

Coconut water contains as much as 0.56% phosphoric acid. Like calcium, phosphorus also takes part in the bone creating. It is also an element in some of the metabolic enzymes in our body, particularly in the processes to change protein, sugar and fat into energy. The frequent use of coconut water will help resupply the amount of phosphorus consumed in the burning of organic substances to produce energy for our body.

Besides, coconut water also contains 0.6% of magnesium and 0.5% of iron. Iron plays a very crucial role in the making of red blood cells, or erythrocytes. A deficiency of iron will result in the anaemic condition, or the insufficiency of red blood cells. And there are a plenty of sugar in coconut water, amounting to 2.08%.

Coconut water is very useful to our body thanks to elements and substance it contains. Drinking coconut water may compensate the amount lost water due to sweathing in hard work. It is also a source of energy supply for our body to burn in extensive activities. Many in Ben Tre say they feel healthy and full of energy like a young person by using coconut drink frequently.

Translated by Truong Hung

Written by: 
Tuan Kiet