It has been reported that in remote regions where medical supplies are not readily available, coconut water has been used for intravenous hydration and resuscitation of critically ill patients for over 50 years. Coconut water is biocompatible with the human body's needs. Coconut water has been through an intense purification process, filtered by nature and is much safer than municipal water filtering systems.
Coconut water shows blood pressure lowering properties when consumed for as little as two weeks. Lower blood pressure was observed in 74% of the test subjects.
Potent anti-ulcer activity was exhibited by both coconut water and coconut milk against some of the common Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID).
Inhibitory activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria was exhibited by three antimicrobial peptides found in coconut water.
In countries where gastroenteritis and cholera persist, coconut water with added sea salt has been found ideal for rehydrating patients.
A recent study reported that coconut water is as good as ingesting a commercial sports drink for whole body rehydration after exercise-induced dehydration but with better fluid tolerance.
There are so many benefits to drinking this refreshing beverage. What better way to get a little charge when you need one, as we all do occasionally. Travel nurses and traveling healthcare professionals are always in need of refreshing and health alternatives to the sugary drinks and snacks readily available everywhere. Take care of yourself, stay healthy and add some coconut water to daily regime.
Mary Crawford, HealthCare Employment Network