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Benefits Coconut Water

Updated on January 31, 2014
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Coconut water an advantage to health

When you feel thirsty. Coconut water will quench your thirst. It gives lot of health benefits. Refreshing drink is full of minerals, vitamins etc. Clear in color and tastes like a nutty flavor. Amazing water is contained in green fiber shell. You cut any one end of shell and insert the pipe to sip this lovely drink. It has not preservatives or artificial sweeteners, far better than the canned juices. I like coconut water derived from shell which has a slight formation of creamy layer inside the shell. This one tastes more sweeter than non creamy ones. When you have finished the water, you can eat this creamy layer. It is so delicious.This selection of water is possible only when you are drinking from shell. These days many companies have started packaging this water in tetra packs. Easily available and ready for delightful sipping. Just enjoy the day with this drink.

A Natural Hydration Drink

When you exercise, you need a drink to keep you hydrated. Coconut water contains far more electrolytes than any sports drink. It contains around 250 mg of potassium compared 117 mg in sports in 100 grams of sports drink. Potassium aids in the removal and prevention of muscle cramps and pain during and after exercise. Being low amount in sodium and carbohydrates, when you do a strenuous exercise then you need to have sodium and carbohydrates supplements in form of banana or raisins combined with coconut water. This combo make a ideal natural drink for sportsmen. Other good thing about coconut water is it low in sugar content. Sportsmen can drink lot of this water for rehydration as this water causes less fullness of stomach, almost zero stomach upsets and low chances of nausea.

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Nutrition Powerhouse

Coconut water contains no cholesterol. It is low in carbohydrate and natural sugar. Good source of electrolytes- potassium in special and amino acids.

Nutrition Per 100 grams
1. Minerals
Calcium - 24.0mg
Phosphorus - 20.0mg
Iron - 0.3mg
Magnesium - 25.0mg
Potassium - 250mg
Sodium - 105mg
Manganese - 0.1mg
Selenium - 1.0mcg

2. Vitamins
Vitamin C- 2.4mg
Niacin - 0.08 mg
Riboflavin- 0.1mg
Pantothenic acid - 0.043 mg
Vitamin B6 - 0.032 mg
Folate - 0.003mg
Thiamine - 0.03 mg

Weight Loss Tonic

Coconut water not only removes your tiredness but also aid in weight reduction. It sheds your weight by following

1) It increases bodies metabolic rate. With this increase in rate it burns your fat. As now you are hydrated this will prevent fat storage.

2) Coconut water is diuretic in nature. It will clean your body of toxins and waste thus removing unnecessary pounds of weight.

3) It is low in fat and natural sugar thus you won't gain weight from drinking this nutritious drink.

Beneficial for skin

Coconut water is good for skin in following ways

1) Can be used as moisturizer for skin

2) Glows the skin - As coconut water hydrates the skin. The dullness and dryness disappears leading to a glowing skin

3) Anti-aging tonic
Cytokinin in coconut water imparts the youthfulness to the skin. It prevents aging.

4) Removes sun tan
Mix Fuller's earth with coconut water and use it as scrub for face. This will remove sun tan.

5)Beneficial for oily skin
Those who have oily skin can use this water as a cleanser. This will remove as excess oil.

6) Cure for acne and blemishes
Apply this water on acne, wrinkles, and other blemishes. It will treat and remove these skin problems. Apply overnight for 2 weeks on skin , you will get a smooth youthful skin

7)Antioxidant benefits
The antioxidants present in coconut water prevents the oxidation as well as removes free radicals in the skin. Thus preventing skin damage.

8)Treatment for skin infection
Coconut water has anti-fungal, anti-viral and ant-microbial properties that keep the skin healthy. Apply coconut water on skin infection. Other way is to mix this water in bathing water, this will treat skin infection.

Good Pregnancy drink

Consumption of coconut water during pregnancy imparts many benefits.

1) Immunity booster
Coconut water contains lauric acid. This acid is anti-viral,anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties to this water. When this water is consumed in pregnancy it prevents infection, illness to mother and her child. Thus yours as well as your child's immunity gets a boost.

2) Prevents acidity
Coconut water prevents as well as cures acidity and heart burn

3) Imparts fair and healthy complexion to the baby

4) Gives nutrition to both mother and child.
Coconut water is good source of nutrition in pregnancy.

5) Cures Constipation

Other Benefits

1) Controls diabetes
Coconut water has low sugar count . Apart from that it has a low glycemic index ,it wont increase the blood sugar levels dramatically in diabetic patients. Other benefits are it improves insulin sensitivity and moderate sugar levels.

2) Aids in good digestion

3) Leads to healthy heart
Coconut water improves circulation of blood, lowers high blood pressure and bad cholesterol. It also reduces plaque formation in arteries. All lead to lower heart attack and stroke risks. Thus promoting sound heart health.

4) Removes Kidney and Urethral Stones

5) Improves Sexual performance and increases the libido.

6) Good drink for Glaucoma patients.
As drinking coconut water reduces the high fluid pressure in the eyes of glaucoma patients. Thus preventing any damage to the eyes.

7) Treats and cures urinary infection

8) Tonic for sick and old age people

9) Anti-Cancer tonic
Cytokinins in coconut water prevent the growth of cancer cells. At the same time gives nutrition to normal cells, making them healthy.

Disclaimer

The information provided in this article is for education and information purpose only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should use the advice of your family doctor or physician before using any home remedies, supplements or for starting any new health program.

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