Healthy Hollywood: Fab Food Friday – Minka Kelly Is Nuts For Coconut Water!

Minka Kelly celebrates Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive at Plunge at The Gansevoort Park Hotel in New York City on October 27, 2010 Minka Kelly celebrates Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive at Plunge at The Gansevoort Park Hotel in New York City on October 27, 2010

Ah, coconut water! It’s hard to find a gym, a spa or even (my) local drugstore that doesn’t spotlight this almighty ‘miracle drink.’

Coconut water is hailed as a nutritional powerhouse. Some experts even claim it can help prevent heart disease, strengthen the immune system, and burn fat. So, it’s no surprise health-conscious celebs like Minka, Madonna, and Demi Moore are all drinking it up!

Plus, there are healthy side effects – beyond just being the perfect sip after a workout.

1. Coconut water is considered a “universal donor”
During World War II and the Vietnam War, coconut water saved many soldiers’ lives. Doctors used coconut water as an intravenous solution to prolong life on the battlefield when IV solutions were in short supply.

2. Coconut water – an all-natural hangover elixir
Drinking one 11.2-oz. serving of O.N.E. Coconut Water has the same short-term hydrating power as drinking one liter of water – plus eating one banana – with fewer carbohydrates.

3. A coconut a day keeps the urologist away
“A coconut a day keeps the urologist away” has become a motto popular in the many parts of the world. Medical research has shown the consumption of coconut water to be effective in dissolving kidney stones.

4. Coconut water, a natural alternative to Viagra
Coconut water stimulates and strengthens reproductive functions, especially in males.

Think you may be “sweet” on coconut water? O.N.E. Coconut Water has recipe tips on cooking with coconut water. It can be added to soups and sauces, mixed into smoothies and frozen in ice pop molds for kids. Ah, the possibilities are endless!

Check out O.N.E. Coconut Water recipes at www.onedrinks.com.

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