According to research, live probiotics not only reduce stomach bloating, but can also help to reduce overall inflammation and water retention (edema) when taken regularly. Live probiotics also improve digestion, which means bodies with healthy gut flora have an easier time with absorption. Low in calories and rich in potassium, coconut water is not only a wonderful tool to stay hydrated but it is also a delicious way to help reduce bloating and swelling/edema in hot weather. It contains less sugar and sodium than sports drinks but is significantly higher in potassium making it a delicious solution. Coconut water also helps restore blood sugar levels more quickly than sports drinks. When purchasing coconut water, ensure it is 100% pure coconut water and has no added sugar.
COCONUT WATER RECIPE
MAKES: about 4 cups
4 cups pure coconut water
1/4 cup Happy Gut Water Kefir Grains.
- Add the coconut water to your brewing jar and stir in Happy Gut Water Kefir Grains
- Place in a warm spot for 24 hours.
- After 24 hours the ferment is ready. You can drink it like that, or check out the recipes below for inspiration on what to flavour your coconut water kefir with.