A Healthy Summer Drink

There is nothing as refreshing as taking natural coconut water or coconut juice when you are in the Philippines 🙂

Aside from being a refreshing, natural drink, it is also a healthy one. It contains simple sugar, electrolytes and minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc). It is a good source of B-complex vitamins. Research studies also indicate that cytokinins in coconut water showed significant anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic effects. Take note that since it has a good amount of electrolyte potassium, it’s also a good drink for those suffering from dehydration (such as those caused by diarrhea).

Think about it, with all its health benefits, this is a good drink really whether it is summer time or not 🙂

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Go for a Guava

It is always a good idea to include fruits in our daily meals. Fruits, after all, are a great source of vitamins as well as minerals.

One fruit that I have always loved as a child is the guava. And as there were guava trees in our garden as well as in vacant lots near our home then, it was always within my reach. I would relish eating it with salt! Today, I still love eating guavas and so does my husband 🙂

Take note that the guava is a rich source of Vitamins A and C as well as folic acid. It is also a good source of potassium, copper and manganese. And according to some sources, a single common guava has about four times the amount of Vitamin C as an orange! So go ahead have a guava today 🙂

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