Coconut water is the ultimate thirst quencher and offers a tasty alternative to water. This pure liquid is packed with nutrients that yield an array of health benefits.
It is 100% sterile, 94% water, low in calories, zero cholesterol; rich in B vitamins, amino acids, cytokinins and minerals like potassium, magnesium and manganese and potassium. Yes, we are talking about the humble coconut water. Read on to know its various health benefits.
Here are top 10 Benefits of Coconut Water:
Regulates blood pressure:
According to research, coconut water helps improve blood circulation, lowers high blood pressure levels, thereby reducing
the risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular issues. It is also said to control your blood sugar levels.
Helps lose fat:
If you are on a fat loss spree, coconut water should be a must-have in your diet chart. Low in fat, drinking this beverage can
help one feel full and reduce cravings.
Rich in nutrients and vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, thiamin and pyridoxine, and folates, coconut water has anti-viral and
anti-bacterial properties that can help increase your body’s immune system and fight viral infections like flu.
Excellent for pregnant women:
Doctors often recommend coconut water during pregnancy as it helps fight constipation, heart burn and slow digestion.
Improves kidney function:
Due to its minerals, potassium and magnesium content, coconut water is beneficial to a person suffering from any kidney
disease. This water also acts as a diuretic and increases the flow and production of urine.
For your skin:
If you have acne or pimple problems or want to retain its youthfulness, apply coconut water on your face and leave it
overnight. Due to its repairing properties, it can even be applied to hands and nails.
Rich in Nutrients:
Unlike any other beverage on the market, coconut water contains five essential electrolytes that are present in the human
body. These include: calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium. Because of its unique composition, coconut
water can be enjoyed by individuals with varying medical conditions.
Reduce risk of kidney stones:
Reduce the risk of kidney stones by regular consumption of coconut water. It contains potassium and magnesium and is aneffective diuretic. And if you already have stones in your kidney, it can help eliminate them by expediting the flow of urine.
Remedy for diarrhoea:
Had a bout of diarrhoea? Just replenish your body with coconut water to replace not only the fluid that you’ve lost but also the
electrolytes and minerals. It will help flush out the toxins faster too. Coconut water is naturally isotonic. It has electrolyte
levels similar to those found in our body. Since the water in an undamaged coconut is naturally sterile, it has also been used
as a short-term alternative to an intravenous drip!
Refuel during and after exercise:
Staying hydrated is very important during exercise and work-outs. Coconut water can be a natural sport drink – with no
preservatives or artificial sweeteners! It helps refuel and rehydrate post-exercise dehydration. It’s low in calories, high in
potassium and can help replace lost fluids.
What are we waiting for?
Let’s add Coconut water today as a part of our daily lifestyle!
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Manali is a Certified Lifestyle Coach with over 20 years of work experience and has helped many people establish the mind and body connection and balance in their lives.