What the coconut water can do for you
Now aside from the milk or juice, you can also benefit from coconut water; I am talking about that clear liquid that can be found on the inside when you crack open the nut.
While this makes a refreshing beverage, in times gone by the juice was used as a substitute for IV solution and even to this day is considered a great rehydration solution for those who suffer from gastro intestinal issues that cause diarrhea and vomiting.
It is said that when ingested, it goes directly into the blood stream and acts as a detoxifier, flu buster, rehydration fluid among other things.
The medicinal benefits of the juice lie in the high concentrations of easily digested carbohydrates in the form of sugar and electrolytes, enzymes, amino-acids, cytokine and phyto-hormones.
It has fewer calories, less sodium and more potassium than most energy drinks. The cytokinins posess anti-aging and anti-carcinogenic benefits; hence your cells can be directly fed with the water, thereby boosting efficient use of nutrients while fighting free radicals that can affect your hair. The water provides 4% of RDA vitamins!
Tip: If you party too much and end up with a huge hangover, coconut juice is a great way to treat it!
How you can use the coconut water on your hair:
►You can use it as a spritzer to re-hydrate dry hair.
►You can add it to your deep conditioner* to boost moisture.
►It helps fight free radicals to limit weathering and dryness.
►It can help you winterize your hair.
►It can help hold together the cysteine bonds in your hair.
►It can act as a glue to keep the protective cuticle layer in place, so that the cortex does not become exposed to damage.
A squirt of a blend of your favorite oils.
Combine all the ingredients in a spray bottle and keep it handy to spritz on this moisturizing concoction.
Deep Conditioner recipe
Coconut Grape seed Oil.
1 beaten egg/ one half a ripe avocado.
Blend ingredients and distribute evenly throughout hair. Cover with a plastic cap or saran wrap and sit under dryer or steamer for 15-20 minutes.
Bonus Recipe – Coconut Butter
Psst! This one you can either eat or apply to your hair for a deep conditioner*.(Thank you for the inspiration on this, Wellnessmama!).
►1 cup of shredded coconut or coconut flakes.
►2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil*.
►real vanilla extract (optional).
►1 tablespoons cocoa powder (optional).
►3 tablespoons honey (optional).
Pulse the shredded coconut or coconut flakes in the blender or a food processor*. Make sure it is smooth like almond butter.When it starts to get thick, add 2-3 TBSP of melted coconut oil* and keep blending until smooth. Add your choice of flavorings and mix by hand. Store in a jar, in or out of the fridge. Well, there you have it! I hope you found enough reasons to add this super food to your regimen.
Originally posted 2014-12-24 15:00:27.