Last weekend was my Blogiversary and to celebrate 2 years of Without Cruelty on WordPress I thought it would be fun to revisit an earlier post. With a little help from you guys out there I figured I would have to re-post something food based, preferably written during my time in Asia and packed full of visual pleasantries…..
So here it is, what I have deemed to be the winning post! It was written last year while I was in Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, I had been aimlessly browsing the web while soaking up the sun and came across an interesting piece on Life Hack. The rest, as they say, is history. Enjoy and thank you all very much for getting involved!
7 Day Challenge: Coconut Water
Last week I read an article on lifehack.org that almost guaranteed that by consuming coconut water everyday for a week you would instantly posses a bikini body, have perfect, blemish-free skin, never suffer from a head ache again and basically live to 705. As a woman and a believer in magic, this appealed to my inner insecurities and as I have an abundance of fresh coconuts in my life right now (thank you Thailand) I thought I would give it a shot. What’s the worst that could happen? 699?
Below is my experience of how a week of coconut water has (or hasn’t) changed my life and here’s a snippet of the article written by Loraine Couturier. If you would like to read the entire article, then please click here 🙂
You’ll Strengthen Your Immune System
During my week of obsessive coconut water drinking, I suffered from food poisoning twice and had a bad bout of impegito (which I am incredibly prone to when I get worn out and run down.) But hopefully going forward, my immune system will work in unison with my body and provide an excellent defence against all things embarrassing and yucky!
You’ll Start to Feel More Energetic
It might be the 35 degree heat but over all my energy levels have not increased.
You’ll Feel Better Internally
Not quite sure how to measure this… ‘Internally’ I have been terribly bloated lately but that can be attributed to my soya intolerance (also known as ‘vegan hell’) I have been urinating a lot more than usual which is actually a nightmare as public toilets in Thailand generally consist of squat toilets eek!
You’ll Notice Improvements in Your Digestive System
I’m a plant based eater. My digestion is fine!!!
You’ll Loose Weight
Still fat. Next.
You’ll Relieve Certain Types of Headaches for Good
I don’t often suffer with headaces, so I cannot comment 😦
You’ll Notice More Radiant Skin
I haven’t had a breakout this week, so I’m pretty happy about that. Can I assume it’s due to the coconut water? Yeah why not.
You’ll Feel Younger
Again, no, not really. But I never feel particularly old anyway. I’m 31, healthy, reasonably fit and incredibly happy, that’s my fountain of youth right there!
Overall I think most things take more than 7 days to produce any real, physical signs. Yes, if you increase your fluids you’re bound to wee more and if you eat a lot of fibre you’re digestion will rev up, but weight loss, skin radiance, a stronger immune system? I’ll give it a month and let you know! If you too have tried to harness the benefits of coconut water then please let me know and comment below.
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