Refreshing, low in calories and cholesterol free, coconut water contains easily digestible carbohydrates, fatty acids and electrolytes, has high hydrating properties like water, and offers a tasty and healthier alternative to fizzy drinks.
Find 6 of the several ways this tasty natural drink benefits your health below.
1. Contains a variety of essential nutrients. Coconut water is rich in calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, B-complex vitamins, vitamin c, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants, among others. All these provide extra nourishment to your body and boost your immune system.
It is also said to help in flushing excess fluids and toxins from the body and contain plant hormones called cytokinins which have anti-aging and anticancer effects.
2. Aids digestion. Coconut water is high in fibre and also contains bioactive enzymes that help prevent indigestion and resolve or curb acid reflux.
3. Aids weight loss. Unlike processed drinks, it is low in calories, cholesterol-free and aids speedy fat metabolism. In addition, its rich fibre content makes you feel full for a long period and suppresses appetite.
Its rich potassium content also helps balance the level of sodium in the body, minimizing water retention which contributes to your overall weight gain.
4. Skin health. Applying coconut water to skin parts affected by acne and other skin troubles may help clear them up and tone the skin afterwards. Regular intake also helps nourish and moisturize the skin as it contains essential oils.
5. Boosts Hydration. Coconut water is said to have more effective hydrating properties than sports and energy drinks. Aim for a glass after rigorous exercise or when extremely fatigued to rejuvenate yourself.
It also helps soothe tummy upsets and replace lost electrolytes after bouts of vomiting or stooling.
6. Reduces Blood Pressure. It prevents or curbs high blood pressure by balancing electrolytes in the body including sodium and potassium. It may also help reduce the risk of heart disease by reducing bad cholesterol level in the body.
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