We constantly hear about coconut water and that is extremely beneficial for our health. In today’s article we will discuss exactly what happens to your body when you consume coconut water on a daily basis.
Coconut water contains high amounts of vitamin C, antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, B-complex vitamins, and minerals like zinc, manganese, iron, calcium and magnesium. On the other hand it is very low in calories and is a perfect refreshment drink.
*We recommend you to drink fresh coconut water instead of the bottled.
The list of benefits is very long so we separated the ones that have the biggest impact on your health.
1. Treats Headaches
Dehydration is one of the most common reasons for headaches, in this case the coconut water provides a lot of electrolytes and hydrates the system. Also the coconut water is abundant in magnesium, and we all know lack of magnesium causes migraines.
2. Regulates Blood Sugar
Due to the large amount of dietary fiber and amino acids coconut water regulates the blood sugar and also helps the insulin sensitivity. It enhance the circulation and can treat numbness .
3. Lowers Blood Pressure
As we mentioned the coconut water contains high amounts of vitamin C, magnesium, but also potassium. In relation with this compounds, it is recommended by many experts to drink a cup of coconut water, twice a day. The bottles version usually contain sodium so is best to use fresh.
4. Rehydrates the Body
This magnificent beverage not only it will quench your thirst but also it prevents fluid loss, like in cases of diarrhea, vomiting, and excessive sweating. The carbohydrates it contain provide a lots of energy.
5. Acts as Natural Diuretic
Coconut water act as diuretic, promotes the production and flow of urine, and thus detoxifies the system, and prevents urinary tract infections. Potassium alkalizes the urine and dissolves kidney stones, if there is some.
You can also add some sea salt to it and drink it once or twice a day, for best effects. Its powerful antibacterial properties prevent and treat bladder infections. In case you already have high levels of potassium you need to avoid coconut water, this includes people who have kidney disorders.
6.Supports heart health
Coconut water doesn’t contain cholesterol and also helps to reduce the low – density lipoprotein, called bad cholesterol or the LDL, and to raise the high-density lipoprotein, or good cholesterol or the HDL levels, this makes it perfect for maintaining your heart healthy.
-This beverage is not recommended in the case of nut allergies.
-In the case of kidneys dysfunction, patients should consult their doctor before the consumption of coconut water.
-Its consumption is not recommended at least 2 weeks before or after a surgery, as it may have an impact on the blood pressure.