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Did You Know? The Health Benefits Of Coconut Water


Coconut water is the liquid that is found inside of a coconut. It nourishes the fruit. This refreshing drink which has been consumed for centuries is used in traditional healthcare for the treatment of certain ailments. Most of us grew up with a taste for coconut water. It’s a refreshing alternative to water; so, every time the coconut is broken, we quickly use a glass to collect the water.

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Coconut water is different from coconut milk. While the first is gotten effortlessly, a gift from nature, the second is produced when coconut meat is extracted from the shell and blended with warm water. Also, while coconut water is made up of 94% water and very little fat, coconut milk contains 50% water. Here are the health benefits of coconut water:

It is used in the Treatment of Stomach Related Issues: Coconut water is nature’s healing water. Its consumption may prevent or relieve indigestion. It may reduce the occurrence of acid reflux. Coconut water may also be used to soothe the stomach following a bout of diarrhoea.

It Aids Weight Loss: Coconut water has very low fat and carbohydrate content. This means that lovers of this natural drink can enjoy large quantities of it without worrying about amassing calories. What’s more, coconut water is an appetite suppressant. It makes you feel full. It also boosts your metabolism. These aid weight loss.

It May aid with Post Work Out Recovery: The calories in Coconut water are mainly from sugar; this carbohydrate provides energy during a workout and prevents dehydration. It also helps athletes in post-workout recovery. Coconut water is also rich in sodium, potassium and magnesium.

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These electrolytes help prevent dehydration, promote proper muscle function and regulate fluid balance. Thus, if you are exercising, you can drink it in place of energy drinks or soda.

It may Promote Healthy Skin: When the skin is properly hydrated, blood circulates better and the skin glows. But if the skin is not properly hydrated, it looks dry and dull. Coconut water contains anti-ageing properties; regular consumption of it can help the consumer to meet his hydration needs. This, in turn, promotes healthy skin.

It May Prevent Kidney Stone: Kidney stones are small, hard deposits of mineral and acid salt that stick together in concentrated urine and cause pain during urination. Dehydration increases the risk of kidney stones. This is where Coconut water comes in. It is a sweet source of hydration; researchers believe that coconut water helps to prevent kidney stones by reducing crystal and stone formation.

It’s your Home Remedy for Hangover: If you imbibe large quantities of alcohol, make sure you have coconut water handy. It contains antioxidants and electrolytes which help in the treatment of hangover. Coconut water will settle your stomach and replace any electrolyte lost during vomiting or stooling resulting from excessive alcohol consumption.

It Promotes Hair Growth: Coconut water is good for the hair. It can penetrate your hair shaft to moisturize it and give it a healthy shine. So, if you want to have soft, well-nourished hair, make coconut water your friend.

In conclusion, fresh coconut water is a rehydrating, refreshing and nourishing drink. It is a worthy replacement for sugary beverages.

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Udevi, Obiamaka Angela holds a Master of Arts degree in History & International Studies. She's a freelance writer with a passion for food and healthy living. She can be contacted through her email address,

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