You will see them in every corner of India on your tour. Simple wooden carts filled with green coconuts…or just humungous piles of coconuts being directly on the ground. At first you may ask is it safe? Is it hygienic? Can I try it with no fear of some infection? Of course you can and you should! These are simple fruits of coconut palms coming directly from the tree. It’s what mother nature offers to us J What is the danger here?
Street vendors cleverly open them in front of you with a machete and sell for 30-50Rs per piece (0.5-0.7 Euro). Cheap, fresh, delicious and healthy. What else would you need?
We highly recommend to take that chance while traveling in India and profit from the coconut abundance. Coconut is generally a versatile fruit with so many great ways of application depending on its maturity. When it’s young, green and juicy you definitely want to drink the coconut water every day. Why?
It keeps you hydrated
Very important to remember in India is being properly hydrated. Temperatures here are quite high and you loose a lot of mineral-rich body fluids while sightseeing. Moreover Indian food is mostly spicy and salty what also contributes to dehydration. Coconut water serves as an excellent replacement medium with 294 mg of potassium and 5 mg of natural sugar per glass, unlike your favorite sports drink that only contains half of the potassium content and five times the amount of processed sugar. In addition, the sodium count is only 25 mg, which is relatively low compared to the 41 and 20 mg found in sports drinks and energy drinks respectively.
What comes after proper hydration – reduction of blood pressure
In many instances, a disproportionate level of electrolytes can result in high blood pressure. Because coconut water contains an adequate supply of each, it can be used as a balancing mechanism. In some instances, it is recommended that coconut water be consumed at the start of each day to foster the balance of these electrolytes. Drink coconut water and stay cool while going through the hustle and bustle of Indian cities.
Very high nutritional value
Unlike any other beverage on the market, coconut water naturally contains five essential electrolytes that are present in the human body. These include: calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium. Because of its unique composition, coconut water can be enjoyed by everyone even those with varying medical conditions. The high nutritional value is important during those hot days on the beach when you may not feel like having fatty sumptuous meals. You probably prefer light and fresh food and drinks that fulfill both – your nutritional needs, thirst and desire to stay light.
It’s also an amazing hangover remedy
Keep it next to your bed after a heavy party. It will settle your poor stomach. It will also replace those essential electrolytes that exit the body if you experience the highly unpleasant hangover effects… Aids with digestion issues
Coconut water provides a source of relief while difficulties during the digestion process. Because of its high concentration of fiber, it aids in the prevention of indigestion and reduces the occurrence of acid reflux.
Helps you to stay slim
Coconut water contains very little fat, therefore generous quantities can be consumed without the fear of immediately gaining weight. It also suppresses the appetite and makes you feel full because of its rich in fiber nature.
Keeps your skin glowing
Apply the super water externally on your skin every day. It has the ability to clear up and subsequently tone the skin. It also moisturizes the skin from within if ingested orally and eliminates large amounts of oil. This explains why effective products such as facial creams, shampoos, conditioners and lotions often contain traces of coconut extract.
On the top of all that it’s just delicious! Sip it through a straw directly after cutting and have your exotic look selfie 😀
South India is particularly abundant and loving the coconut water. Plan your tailor made tour to this glorious region like here SMOOTH SOUTH