COCONUT WATER AND IT’S HEALTH BENEFITS
Coconut water is never out of trend despite various attractive aromatic and nutritious drinks in the market. It is a miraculous drink beneficial for our body in multiple ways. The water has been consumed for centuries in tropical regions around the world.
In some places, the water is believed to help in activities of the body such as digestion and urination. It helps to provide an instant boost of energy.
Coconut water is rich in various minerals and electrolytes like potassium, calcium, manganese, antioxidants, amino acids and cytokinins. It’s water is the best source of potassium and contains almost 470 mg of potassium. It is low in calories, carbohydrates, sugar, unlike other juices.
(1) ENERGY BOOSTER:-
The water is a great beverage to drink during and after a workout. It is rich in minerals, electrolytes and antioxidants that help to boost your energy level instantly. It may help athletes to refuel their energy stores and recover a little faster. If you drink this water during exercise, it may prevent fatigue and dehydration.
The water is a natural alternative to any sports drink. It contains more potassium and electrolytes, less sodium and fewer carbohydrates than many sports drinks.
(2) SUGARY JUICES:-
The water is mildly sweet and nutty in flavour. It is low in calories, sugar and carbs, unlike other sugary juices and sodas. It makes it a better choice for diabetics or individuals looking to reduce their consumption of added sugar.
(3) HELPS TO LOSE WEIGHT:-
Fresh Coconut water is beneficial in weight loss. It is lower in calories than other beverages, like soda or juices that help to lose weight. One cup of coconut water contains only 48 calories. As the water is also a great replacement for sugary drinks, completely swapping artificial sugary drinks for the water may help in managing weight and could boost hydration.
(4) MANAGE DIABETES:-
Research shows that Coconut may help to manage blood sugar levels and improve diabetes symptoms. It is a good source of manganese, which may increase insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels.
(5) HEART HEALTH:-
Drinking the water may be beneficial to prevent heart diseases. It may help manage cholesterol levels in the blood and maintain good heart health because it is high in potassium. Additionally, the water also helps increase good cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein) levels, which decreases the risk of various heart diseases.
(6) HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE:-
Being high in potassium, the water may help to manage blood pressure. Research suggests that potassium-rich diets can help support heart health by managing blood pressure and even protecting against stroke.
The water is rich in manganese that helps to regulate your bowel movements. It may prevent gaseous distension of the abdomen, constipation and acidity.
(8) DETOX THE BODY:-
Coconut is versatile due to the presence of minerals, electrolytes and antioxidants. Coconut helps detoxify your body by providing hydration and antioxidants. Among other health benefits of coconut water, it may also contribute to healthier-looking skin. Certain varieties of coconut water are packed with vitamin C, and antioxidant properties, and may naturally stimulate collagen synthesis.
(9) PREVENT KIDNEY STONES:-
When you have a kidney stone, your doctor will advise you to drink a lot of water. Although plain water works wonderfully, don’t miss adding Coconut water to your diet. Coconut water help to prevent kidney stone formation when taken in moderate amounts. Among other benefits of coconut water, it also flushes out the chlorine and citrate in the urine of healthy people.
(10) PREVENT URINARY TRACT INFECTION:-
Coconut water is known to be a diuretic (increase urine output). Hence, it helps to flush out toxins by way of urine. It makes you pee frequently but that’s the way your urinary infection may void out.
(11) REDUCES FATIGUE AND STRESS:-
There are instances such as fatigue, stress where you feel lethargic and don’t want to eat or do anything. Sipping a cup of Coconut water may help you feel relaxed and it calms your mind.
(Bishop Dr Chinomso Jude Nwala )
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