Benefits of coconut water

Coconut water is a clear nutritious liquid and can be found inside the coconut shell. Water of a young coconut contains more minerals and vitamins as water from matured coconut as maturation replaces fruit water with coconut meat. In this article we will describe the health benefits of coconut water.
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Consuming coconut is healthy. It is best to consume fresh coconut water because if coconut water is exposed to air it begins to lose important nutrients. From one coconut about 350 ml of coconut water can be obtained.

Coconut water is low in calories and practically fat-free, while on the other hand it is full of vitamins, minerals and other trace elements. Therefore drinking coconut water has many health benefits!

Among the most important nutrients that coconut water offers is iron, as well as electrolytes such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium and phosphorus. Coconut water contains twice as much potassium as a banana.

Benefits of coconut water

Which are the most important benefits of coconut water? Coconut water has antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. At the same time it lowers blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and it boosts metabolism.

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It was also found out that coconut water relieves disease symptoms, such as stomach flu, indigestion, constipation, tapeworm, cholera, kidney damage, dry and itchy skin, age spots and even wrinkles.

Benefits of drinking coconut water

Age spots, wrinkles and other skin problems

Cytokines helps regulate cell growth. Coconut water in addition to lauric acid also contains cytokines that can slow down aging process of skin cells, regulates the pH and maintains connective tissues strong and hydrated.

Energy

Coconut water is, due to the high content of minerals, vitamins and other micronutrients, a great energy drink. It contains much less sugar and sodium than most sports drinks, and also has more calcium, potassium and chloride, which means that it is a better choice against dehydration, exhaustion and fatigue in when you are doing high intense sports.

Every 100 ml of coconut water contains almost 300 mg of potassium (this is almost 3 times more than the average energy drink), 25 mg of sodium (which is almost 10 times less compared to energy drinks), and 4 times more chloride, while it has almost no sugar.

Cardiovascular health

Scientists warn that individuals with high blood pressure usually have low level of potassium in their body. This means that regular drinking of coconut water lowers blood pressure and even increase the good (HDL) cholesterol (because of high content of potassium and lauric acid).

Coconut water is the first line of defense when it comes to protecting your cardiovascular system. One of the benefits of coconut water is definitely a protection against cardiovascular diseases.

Dehydration

Coconut water can help regulate body fluids due to the high content of potassium and other minerals. It has long been used as a remedy against dehydration caused by cholera, diarrhea or stomach flu. Scientists have found out that coconut water has almost the same electrolyte balance and plasma as we do.

This means that approximately one cup of coconut water twice per day can help with sweating caused by high temperature of the atmosphere or an intense physical activity.

Digestion problems

Our body converts lauric acid into monolaurin which has antiviral and antibacterial properties, and is therefore an excellent weapon against parasites, tapeworms and viruses that attack our digestive system.

Coconut water also acts as an antibiotic, while it reconstructs your body’s physical water supplies. To prevent constipation, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal disorders drink one cup of coconut water twice a day.

Weight loss

Since coconut water is a natural isotonic it helps control metabolism. Those who have long struggled with weight loss can find drinking coconut water very beneficial.

There are many benefits of coconut water, we have described just a few. If you know of any other coconut water benefits, leave a message in the comment section below.

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  1. Marcio Rocon May 22, 2014 at 1:24 am - Reply

    It is surprising to know that coconut is very helpful in dissolving kidney stones through a mechanism which is yet to be established. This beverage helps in preventing the occurrence of kidney stones due to the presence of alkalizing minerals like magnesium and potassium.

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