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10 Benefits of Drinking Coconut Water

Updated on December 30, 2014

Coconut water is the liquid found inside green coconuts. Popular in tropical climates such as South America, Africa, India, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean, coconut water can be served instantly by cutting open a coconut, bottled and even canned.


Coconut water contains:

Vitamin B (replaces old tissues)

Vitamin C (protects the body from ailments)

Potassium (lowers arterial blood pressure)

Glucose (the sugar needed for energy)


The benefits of coconut water

1. Dehydration

Coconut water is used to treat dehydration caused by cholera, diarrhea and stomach influenza. Studies show that the electrolyte balance and the plasma content in coconut water is very similar to that in human blood. This means that coconut water can easily replenish the body.

2. Cardiovascular

Because of its high potassium and magnesium content, coconut water is ideal for somebody suffering from low blood pressure. It controls blood circulation and the prevention of plaque, lessening the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

3. A healthy energy drink

Coconut water has less sugar and sodium in it than a regular energy drink, but instead is rich with potassium, chloride and calcium which will hydrate the body and boost your energy levels.

4. Anti aging

The cytokinins within provides coconut water with the anti aging properties it holds. Drinking this daily will ensure healthy and radiant skin, giving you a younger appearance.

5. Skin infections

Coconut water has many healing properties to look after your skin. You can either drink it, add to your bathwater, or apply directly to the infection.

6. Perfect hair

Coconut water enhances hair growth, combats hair loss, prevents hair breakage (lauric acid), fights frizz, deeply conditions and gives your hair a healthy shine (vitamin K and iron).

7. Pregnancy

Coconut water increases the amniotic fluid levels and helps with the general health of the foetus. The foetus can also benefit from all the nutrients that coconut water has to offer. It is a natual diuretic which may treat any UTI's (urinary tract infection) which the mother may have.

8. Moisturiser

Coconut water makes a great moisturiser during every season. It is especially helpful for people with oily skin because it helps to control the amount of oil in the skin.

9. Disease

Coconut water can treat dengue fever, constipation, heartburn and can neutralise toxins.

10. Bloating

Coconut water can help prevent bloating and reduces flatulence.






Conclusion

So coconut water isn't the latest fad on our shelves, it's been around for centuries and for good reason too! It has so many nutrients and healing properties, so you should definitely buy a pack next time you see some! I know I will!

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