10 Reasons Why Drinking Coconut Water Can Benefit Your Health

Date June 6, 2018 11:55

Coconut water – is it just tasty or beneficial to your health as well? People in the Caribbean and Southeast Asia have been drinking it for centuries, but now it has gained some popularity in some non-tropical areas of the world.

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The transparent liquid extracted from green and ripe coconuts contains just 46 calories per cup, but every sip of it makes you healthier!

Here are 10 benefits of this tasty drink:

1. It lowers blood pressure

Consuming coconut water on regular basis has an impact on the blood pressure. A study published in West Indian Medical Journal concluded that 300 ml of coconut water daily can control high blood pressure.

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2. Proper hydration

Coconut water contains essential minerals and electrolytes, which can quickly hydrate you on a hot day or after an intensive workout routine. It restores the water content in your body, while also providing  you with sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. In addition, it hydrates the digestive system well, especially after fluid loss caused by diarrhea.

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3. It reduces glucose levels in the blood

This tropical drink is sweet; however, it is beneficial for those suffering from diabetes. It can reduce the blood glucose levels due to its low glycemic index. It is high in magnesium so it also helps increase insulin sensitivity, which in turn controls the amounts of sugar in the blood.

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4. It improves blood circulation

Coconut water can help widen the blood vessels and, consequently, improves blood circulation.

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5. It protects the liver

Green coconut water is rich in antioxidants, which keep the liver healthy.  They are detoxifying and help restore damaged liver cells.

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6. It helps digestion

Drinking coconut water will make you enjoy more benefits from other food. It is rich in amino acids, lipids and carbohydrates, which improves the absorption of more nutrients from the food you consume. In addition, it promotes better metabolism.

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7. It helps brain

Coconut water improves nerve system and brain functions in general because it contains vitamin B1. It helps protecting the nerves and promotes proper blood flow to the brain.

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8. It helps the muscles

One more reason to drink coconut water after your workout is that it helps neutralize acids in the body, eliminate muscle cramps and increase the oxygen levels in the muscles and tissues. It means you will restore your strength and energy faster after doing physical exercises.

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9. It improves kidney functions

Coconut water can help improving kidney functions. Moreover, it can reduce the size of kidney stones and help eliminate them from the body.

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10. It makes you look younger

Coconut water does not bring back the past, but it can give your skin a younger look. It is rich in antioxidants, which contribute to better skin elasticity. Consuming this drink regularly does wonders for the skin, hydrating and nourishing it properly, so that it is smooth and moisturized.

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It is hard to deny the amazing health benefits of the coconut water. Adding it to your daily diet may improve your overall health, and you may experience its magic properties!

The nutrient drink can replace those sugary drinks in your shelves, and become a favorite delicacy. It both satisfies your cravings for sweets and help you keep your body strong and healthy. Besides, it is delicious!

Source: HealthLine

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