Coconut water, especially the young is often used as a drink release thirst. It's just not a few ordinary people who drink coconut water for other purposes. There are mentions that coconut water can reduce weight, improve kidney function, to treat allergies. Really?
Coconut water, coconut water in particular, has long been known as a healthful beverage. It is protected by a hard shell and thick coconut coir, coconut water is a beverage made sterile. Free from any form of contamination.
According to Prof. DR. Made Astawan, MS, in general, coconut water contains 2.6 percent sugar, 0.55 percent protein, 0.74 percent fat and 0.46 percent minerals. Type of sugar that is contained glucose, fructose, and sucrose.
There are several types of palm sugar levels by 3 percent on an old coconut water, and 5.1 percent in coconut water. "That's what makes coconut water taste sweeter than the old coconut water," said Made.
In coconut water also contained amino acids and vitamins. Coconut water also contains phytochemical components such as tannins. Tannins are antibacterial which will inhibit the growth of bacteria.
Most minerals are potassium content of 730 mg per 100 grams of coconut water, which is quite a lot of magnesium, and chloride, sodium sedangka amount is very small. The composition of the drink with the ratio of potassium (potassium) to high sodium is very beneficial for health.
Nutritional composition near isotonic fluid, which corresponds to the body fluids. Isotonic drinks to replace minerals lost through sweating body during exercise or other activities. Only, those who actively exercise need to be careful about the use of coconut water as an electrolyte drink.
They must know the type of exercise performed and duration. When the exercise is fairly heavy, say aerobics for 3 hours non-stop, the body loses a lot of sodium. Consumption of coconut water can not compensate for the body's need for sodium. Not because sodium in coconut water just a bit. If this happens, the body can be deprived of sodium. As a result, the muscles can not contract properly. Heart rate and organ function will be disrupted. Risk worst? You could pass out.