Monday, January 7, 2019

Health benefits of coconut water

Im a huge fan of drinking coconut water right since I was a child and till today enjoy sipping on this drink whenever thirst strikes and Im outside.
Ive always heard people talking about coconut water being good for health and whenever you visit a hospital, you will always see someone selling coconut water and it selling like hot cakes.
So ive done a bit of research on this topic and found the benefits of drinking coconut water worth sharing with everyone.

Helps Weight Loss

Weight loss is one of the most amazing benefits of drinking coconut water. Consuming empty calories is one the main reasons you tend to put on weight. Coconut water is a good source of dietary fiber that does not get digested by your body, so it stays in your system longer and keeps you feeling full. This is why you rarely feel hungry, and eat less.Thus aids in weight loss.
Reduces Bloating
Bloating is gas-related and is caused due to high sodium intake, which coconut water reduces. Coconut contains a high amount of potassium, which helps counteract the effects of sodium in our body , hence reduces bloating.

Strengthens Bones

Our bones are made up mostly of calcium, we need some nutrients to maintain bone strength and density. Coconut water contains a significant amount of calcium that is essential for healthy bones. It contains magnesium that builds bone strength.

An Electrolyte Replacement

Coconut water is a short-term replacement for human blood plasma 100 ml of coconut water contains about 250 mg of potassium and 105 mg of sodium that help replenish electrolyte deficiency in the patient’s body.
This is the main reason why coconut water was popular during the World War II and saved the lives of so many wounded.

Cures Hangovers

Consume coconut water next time you have a hangover. It helps settle your stomach, reducing frequent urination and the urge to puke. It also provides hydration and nutrients that are lost. Give this a try and feel the difference.

Cures Headaches
Dehydration is one of the major triggers for headaches, and coconut water is touted to be one of the best natural remedies for instant hydration.
Migraine patients have low levels of magnesium and coconut water with their high levels of magnesium helps reduce the frequency of migraine attacks .

 Relieves Stress

There are a number of reasons that cause stress. Drinking a glass of fresh coconut water is a very refreshing method to kill high tension levels. Coconut water contains Vitamin B5, B6, and folate, that helps reduce stress levels.

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