With only seven days to go Padma is starting to salivate about coconut water. She always makes sure she has at least one a day. They are available nearly everywhere you travel. You often see them loaded onto the back of an old bike or laden in a bullock cart. They are very cheap to buy and the seller will cut the top off for you while you wait. If you like the coconut flesh they can cut it open it for you ~ the scoop spoon being made of the side of the coconut! Sometimes the straws look at little worse for wear so we usually have some spares in our bag.
Not only is the coconut water very tasty but it is very nutritional too.
Coconut water is claimed to:
- Aid weight loss
- Aid circulation
- Fight viruses and bacteria
- Improve immune system
- Manage blood pressure
- Improve skin tone and elasticity
- Prevent dandruff
- Break down kidney stones
- Settle nausea and vomiting
- Kill intestinal worms
- Prevent and cure urinary tract infections
- Prevent diabetes and cancer
As you can see from the list above coconut consumption in India is a great idea.
So now Padma feels extra happy about her daily coconut fix as it is good for her too…