Coconut Water for Health and Wellness

pic42Have you tried delicious and nutritious coconut water? Coconut water contains vitamins, minerals and is fat free and naturally sweet. But the greatest health benefit coconut water has to offer is its high content of potassium, as much as 670 mg per 11 ounce serving!

Potassium is an essential mineral and helps to regulate the water balance inside our cells as well as nerve conduction. It is necessary for the health of our heart, kidneys, bones and other organs. If your potassium level is low, you are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, muscle cramps, digestive problems, osteoporosis, arthritis, infertility and even cancer.

We need at least 4700 mg of potassium each day from our diet, but many of us fall short on our intake. You may also be potassium deficient if you have Crohn’s disease, take medications like diuretics, engage in intense athletic workouts or have a high stress and demanding lifestyle.

Luckily, there are many foods that are great natural sources of potassium. These foods should be included abundantly in your diet and include bananas, almonds, peanuts, leafy green vegetables, avocados, citrus fruits and potatoes. Other great food sources include cantaloupe, kiwi, tomato sauce, beans, yogurt, halibut, salmon and, of course, coconut water! Love, Dr. Susan

About the Author

Best selling author and national speaker Dr. Susan has sold over 2 million books on health & wellness. She has appeared on numerous national and regional radio and television shows and has been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. She has Served on the clinical faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine and taught in their Division of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Richards became an ordained Christian minister in 2009 and, within a year, she began doing hospital ministry in the ICU's, critical care and rehabilitation units in the San Francisco area community three times a week. Her ministry is based on the supernatural healing power of God and Jesus Christ and she has seen many miraculous healings of seriously ill patients. The ministry receives over 20,000 prayer requests for healing each week which are answered by their faithful and devoted prayer team. She is currently developing the first Medical and Health Ministry Training Program of Supernatural Healing in the United States. Her medical ministry is at