What is your child’s favorite drink?
So, often, Drinks such as sweetened teas, fruit juices from concentrate, energy drinks, sodas, or even flavored water are beverages often loaded with sugar, food coloring, and preservatives, and contain very little nutritional value. Not all kids will listen to mom and drink filter water daily and nothing else without complaining.
For that reason, Coconut water is a very good alternative and may become you child New Favorite drink since:
- it has way less sugar than “the teens popular drinks”
- Contain no artificial sweeteners nor sugar alcohols, no preservatives, no food coloring
- Taste delicious, refreshing, cooling your down
- It has fewer calories, less sodium, and more potassium than a sports drink.
- Mother-nature electrolyte – perfect to recover from workout or extreme heat
Why would the kids like Coconut water?
- Naturally refreshing, coconut water has a sweet a nutty taste.
- And if your child doesn’t like it a first, mix it up with pulp fresh berries or peach at first and re-offer regularly until your child develops a “likeness” for that new tropical flavor!
Indeed, Plain coconut water could be a better choice for adults and kids looking for a nutritious beverage however, don’t overdo it, 11 oz. of coconut water contains 15 grs of natural sugar, which is not much, but will add up if you gulp down many cartons a day. Make sure you stay hydrated daily and aim to drink up about ½ your body weight (in ounces) of water/day. For example, if your weight 100 pounds, it is suggested you drink 50 ounces of water/day!
How to consume coconut water:
As a Smoothie: As the main liquid (use 2 cups for 8 oz. drink), add 2/3 fruits, 1/3 greens (spinach, romaine), and Voila!
To go: Pack a carton with straw in your kid’s backpack
As a raw soup: blend 11 to 15 oz. of coconut water with 1 cucumber, 2 carrots, 1 tsp. of celery seeds, Himalayan salt, and a dash of cayenne pepper. Served chilled topped with your preferred fresh herb!
What is coconut water?
Coconut water is a clear liquid in the fruit’s center that is tapped from young, green coconuts, preferably Young Thai coconuts.
Strengthen a weak immune system
Helps you recover from a workout (More Electrolytes That Leading Sports Drinks with 15 Times the Potassium
Hydrating and Tonic
Curb your appetite, provide satiety, and provide mental health- Since it contains medium Chain Saturated Fatty acids, it provides “good fats” that will be used right away as fuel!
Replaces fluids and salts lost during exercise (It’s a natural isotonic)
Delivers more potassium than two banana.
Contains “growth promoting properties”: excellent for improving muscle size and general physical growth in children.
Energizer: If you feel very fatigued, drink it up, it will provide you fast fuel!
How to buy the best coconut:
Pick brands that read with labeling as such: “non GMO project”, organic, raw, unflavored, not from concentrated…
For consuming the whole coconut (soft meat and water), select coconut from a Health Food Store and look for “Young Thai coconuts”. In Asian market, they are easily recognizable because they are flat on 1 side, cylindrical around the edges, and conical on the top.