Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Benefits of Young Coconut Water for Pregnant Women

I am 35 weeks pregnant and after some research I find that drinking young coconut water is very beneficial. I start to drink the young coconut water at 34 weeks. I drink one young coconut water every day or every 2 days. It was said when drinking young coconut water to regularly -especially in the third trimester of pregnancy- the amniotic fluid will be clean and babies born will have clean skin, bushy hair and clear eyes. Young coconut water is not just good for pregnant women but for all ages.

List of benefits:
  • A natural isotonic beverage with similar levels of electrolytes as the human body.
  • Helps prevent dehydration and relieves exhaustion by replenishing the natural salts lost by the body.
  • It is high in chlorides, potassium, and magnesium and has a moderate amount of sugar, sodium and protein.
  • Potassium helps regulate blood pressure and heart function.
  • Coconut water is also a good source of dietary fibre, manganese, calcium, riboflavin and Vitamin C.
  • It is essentially fat free and has zero cholesterol and some studies have reported that it can have some effect on improving "good" cholesterol levels (HDL) in the body.
  • Coconut water is a natural diuretic and so increases the flow of urine; this helps prevent urinary tract infections (UTI) as well as reduces the incidence of kidney stones.
  • Coconut water also helps relieve constipation, improves intestinal function and promotes digestive health -– it is often recommended to people suffering from acidity and ulcers.
  • Young coconut water contains lauric acid, an acid that helps fight disease. Lauric acid contained in coconut water the same as those found in breast milk and has the characteristics of antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral, so maintaining the health of mothers and infants from viruses such as herpes and HIV, protozoa, giardia lamblia and bacteria chlamydia and heliokobater.
  • Coconut water can help increase the speed of digestion.
  • Pregnant women drink young coconut juice as it will give their babies strength and vitality.
  • Good for feeding infants suffering from intestinal disturbances. It kills intestinal worms.
  • Eliminates swelling in hands and feet

Monday, May 9, 2011

Jackfruit and Cherimoya

My recent craving is for jackfruit and cherimoya! This is a great time to order cherimoya and lots of jackfruit available at our local Asian stores. The cherimoya is so good and sweet! Same with the jackfruit. I've been eating them for a couple days....hehehe