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Young green coconuts contain a liquid that’s often confused with coconut milk. Coconut milk comes from the flesh, unlike the water which is the endosperm. Young green coconut water is the most sterile liquid in nature. It has been proven to have the same electrolyte balance as the blood passing through our veins, which would be why during the First & Second World Wars it was intravenously fed to patients when glucose & plasma supplies were low.
Being high in calcium, magnesium & potassium, it’s a delicious rehydrating liquid. People say bananas are a great source of potassium, but 100mls of green coconut water has an amount of potassium equivalent to 15 bananas. Green coconut water also contains cytokinins, a more concentrated amount than any other food source. These are the cells D.N.A protective agents. Researchers believe that it is an anti-ageing tonic.
Coconut water contains a complex blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, carbohydrates, antioxidants, enzymes, health enhancing growth hormones & other important nutrients.
I feel very lucky that my path in life led me to working at Thala’s coconut plantation, giving me & guests on the tours, an unlimited supply of green coconuts. I’ve also noticed some supermarkets stocking green coconuts & some carry coconut water.
Coconut Kefir Recipe
This is a favourite drink of mine!
Fill a 1 litre, glass container with coconut water, add a little kefir culture & then seal the lid.
Let it sit for 24 hours on a bench, then 12 hours in the fridge.
It’s ready to drink! This fizzy, sour, champagne like drink has the bacteria that’s missing in our Western diet. It gives me the foundations to build my immune system & health!
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