COCONUT JUICE

Natural, Healthy, Liquid Energy

Coconut juice is the nutritious clear liquid inside the coconut that's packed with vitamins and minerals. There is usually more juice in a young coconut, since the juice is replaced by the white coconut flesh as it matures. Therefore, for drinking purposes, coconuts are harvested off Thailand coconut trees when they are still young and green. Prior to packaging and shipping, the outer green husk is removed and each coconut is individually wrapped in plastic to seal the moisture in.

Each Bambu Shoppe cuts and drains the juice daily from their fresh coconuts. There is no other way, since fresh coconut juice should be consumed within 24 hours to minimize exposure to air and potential loss of important nutrients. A single coconut usually provides a 7- to 11-ounce serving of juice, and it is low in calories and fat but rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.

A few key nutrients in coconut juice include lauric acid, chloride and iron as well as important electrolytes such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium and phosphorous. In fact, the potassium content in coconut juice is close to twice the amount in a banana. A healthy balance of electrolytes is important for the optimal health of our muscular, cardiovascular, nervous and immune systems as well as to help with the absorption and balance of the body's internal fluids.

Health Benefits

Many studies have shown that the antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity of coconut juice may help with a number of minor to severe health conditions. This nutrient-rich liquid has been used to regulate blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels, and it has been found to boost energy levels and increase metabolism in the human body. Other conditions that it has been found to be effective at treating include stomach flu, dysentery, indigestion, constipation, intestinal worms, cholera, urinary abnormalities, urethral stones, malfunctioning kidneys, dry and itchy skin, age spots, and wrinkles.

Boosts Energy

Abundant in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, coconut juice makes a wonderful energy drink. In particular, coconut juice has less sugar and sodium content compared to most sports drinks, while packing more potassium, calcium, and chloride, which makes it a better choice to rehydrate, replenish and boost the body's energy levels after any strenuous activity or workout.

 

For example, in every 100ml of coconut juice there is approximately 294mg of potassium compared to 117mg in an average energy drink, 25mg of sodium compared to 200mg in energy drinks and 41mg in most sport drinks, 5mg sugar compared to 20-25mg, and 118mg of chloride compared to 39mg in average energy and sport drinks.

Improves Cardiovascular System

According to researchers, individuals with high blood pressure usually have low potassium levels. Therefore, drinking coconut juice on a regular basis can be quite effective at regulating blood pressure due to its high concentration of potassium and lauric acid. Similarly, some recent studies have found that coconut juice can help increase HDL (good) cholesterol, which makes it a wonderful natural treatment for maintaining good cardiovascular health.

Fights Dehydration

Rich in potassium and other minerals, coconut juice helps to regulate our internal fluids and replenish and rehydrate the body. It has been used to treat dehydration caused by dysentery, cholera, diarrhea and stomach flu, and the electrolyte balance and plasma in coconut juice has been found to be similar to that of human blood. Therefore, drinking one cup of coconut juice, twice daily during digestive tract abnormalities, hot temperatures, and after strenuous workouts, can help rehydrate the body quickly. A Bambu Special Chè contains one cup of coconut juice.

Aids Weight Loss

Coconut juice is a natural electrolyte and isotonic beverage which helps increase the body's metabolism. Therefore, a Bambu coconut juice drink can be a great daily treat as well as benefit people who are struggling with weight issues. Please make sure you order your Bambu Chè without the sugar.

Reduces Aging of Skin Cells

Researchers have found that cytokinins help regulate cell growth and their divisions. Coconut juice contains cytokinins and lauric acid, which can minimize the aging of skin cells, balance PH levels, and keep the connective tissues strong and hydrated. Simply applying coconut juice onto affected skin areas every night before going to bed may help with acne, age spots, wrinkles, stretch marks, cellulite, and eczema.

Side Effects

Fresh coconut juice is one of the best natural drinks on the face of the earth. It doesn't have any known side effects EXCEPT for someone who is prone to allergic reactions or has severe nut allergies. It is considered safe for children and pregnant or breastfeeding women. If you are taking potassium supplements, it is recommended to regulate your potassium levels, and since coconut juice is high in potassium, limit yourself to just one Bambu Special a day.

Young Coconut Meat

In addition to draining the liquid, we de-meat the coconuts by hand every day to ensure that you are served the freshest meat possible.

Young Thai coconut meat is much lower in fat and much higher in calcium than mature or other coconut meat. It has less fiber and a bit more sugar but overall is much healthier for you. Young Thai coconut meat is also said to have healing properties because it is high in antioxidants. Also, the fat in coconuts is medium-chain fatty acids that are better absorbed than animal-saturated fat and are said to have anti-inflammatory effects. The young coconut meat found in Bambu Chè can definitely be a great superfood and energy booster to add to your diet!