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12 Health Benefits of Coconut Water

By on July 24, 2015

It should be no surprise that coconut water has and abundance of vitamins and nutrients for your body.  Sometimes the reasons or benefits with regard to why we should drink coconut water aren’t understood or are simply forgotten.  Organic Health tells about 12 benefits for drinking coconut water.  Read below to find out more or click here.


Coconut water can be enjoyed as a stand-alone beverage or combined with another liquid product. There is no hard and fast rule regarding the amount that should be consumed on a daily basis. Experts say though to be active since coconut water has some calories. When searching for the perfect shell stay away from the ones with hard brown shells. Look for the young ones, they are the best, and they are green.

There are many benefits of drinking coconut water since it is pack full of nutrients!


1. Perfect Drink For Mother-to-be
Being sterile and safe in nature, coconut water is the best bet for pregnant women. Apart from quenching thirst, coconut water act as the natural remedy to relieve acidity, heartburn and constipation during pregnancy.


2. Slows Down Aging
Coconut water nourishes and hydrates your skin helping to keep it soft and smooth. Coconut water helps to slow down aging because it has cytokinins that have anti aging on cells and tissue. You can also mix it with some sandalwood powder to make a skin mask.


3. Rich in nutrients
Unlike any beverage on the market, coconut water contains 5 essential electrolytes that are present in the human body. These include; calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium.


4. Regulated Blood Sugar
The amino acids and dietary fibers in coconut water can help to regulate blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity. It also can help manage weight, which will be very beneficial to those with diabetes.


5. Natural diuretic
Because coconut water acts as a natural diuretic, it promotes urine production and flow. It cleanses the body of all its toxins. It is also very helpful in preventing infections such as UTI’s. Coconut water has also been linked to dissolve kidney stones and flush them out.


6. Lowers Blood Pressure
Thanks to vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium, coconut water is considered a good substance for controlling high blood pressure. The potassium helps balance sodium effects. All you have to do is drink a fresh cup of the water twice daily.


7. Rehydrates the Body
Because of the electrolytes coconut water makes a great thirst quencher. It is used to rehydrate your body and has a good source of carbohydrates to lift your energy level.


8. Heart Tonic
The benefits of coconut water for your hear is it lowers your LDL’s. Which then reduces the risk of a heart attack. Plus it helps reduce plaque from forming in the arteries.


9. Promotes Weight Loss
Coconut water is low in calories and easy on the stomach, which makes it great for losing weight. It contains bioactive enzymes that help digestion and boost fat metabolism. Coconut water is also rich in potassium; that helps balance out sodium.


10. Relieves Hangovers
Alcohol dehydrates your body, and that causes all of the hangover symptoms. Coconut water puts electrolytes back into your body and hydrates you. Make yourself a smoothie by blending a cup of unsweetened coconut water, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1 fresh mint and ½ cup of ice.


11. Treats Headaches
Headaches are sometimes caused by dehydration. Coconut water helps supply electrolytes to the body, boosting hydration. It is rich in magnesium, so people who suffer from migraines will benefit from drinking it.


12. Balance pH Levels
Coconut water helps restore healthy pH in your body. Acidic pH cause problems such as stressed liver function, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, high blood pressure and immune deficiency.



*People with kidney issues should consult their doctor before ingesting coconut oil
*Coconut water may not work well with people who have nut allergies
*If you are having a surgery soon, stop drinking coconut water 2 weeks before the procedure
*For some people, you may get an upset stomach or may have some bloating


Organic Health

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About Lionel Correia

Lionel is a fitness enthusiast, juicing advocate, and serial entrepreneur. He loves real estate, but is even more passionate about health, wellness and a positive mindset. He’s a graduate of the University of Arizona and prides himself on establishing great habits because great habits lead to great results. His favorite workouts include, yoga, spin class, sprints on the track and resistance training. He believes that if you desire a strong healthy body, you must first build mental toughness because a healthy body requires a disciplined mind and great habits.

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