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What Coconut Water Does To Your Body

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Coconut is all the rage these days; whether it’s coconut oil, coconut milk, fresh coconut or coconut water it really is an amazing superfood. I know you have heard about coconut oil, but what about coconut water no one ever talks about its benefits but they are astounding.

Coconut water is the ultimate thirst quencher, and it offers a tasty alternative to regular water. This pure amazing liquid yields a variety or health benefits.

Prevents dehydration

It is no secret that coconut water is refreshing, but It can help prevent you from becoming dehydrated, It is a source five important minerals: potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, and phosphorous. Try drinking after strenuous activity, and you will not be sorry!

Aids in Weight loss efforts

The fat content in the water of a coconut is very low, so generous quantities can be consumed with no fear. It also helps to suppress the appetite, and helps to make you feel fuller for a longer period of time because of its rich nature.

Helps Clear up the skin

Many people suffer from acne or skin blemishes but did you know that the topical application of coconut water can help to clear it up? It also moisturizes the skin from inside, eliminating large amounts of oil.

Natural Hangover remedy

Next time you over do it on the drinking, consume some fresh coconut water to settle your stomach. It helps to replace essential electrolytes that exit the body when experiencing frequent urination and vomiting.

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Aid in Digestion

Coconut water is wonderful for the digestive system, It helps with food absorption and improves the digestion using its bioactive enzymes. It can also have a laxative effect, so think before consuming copious amounts.

Rich in natural vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants, and phytonutrients

Coconut water contains a lot of B vitamins, minerals and trace elements like zinc, selenium, iodine, and sulphur. It also helps to fight against free radicals that cause many diseases including cancer.

Increases immunity

It is rich in nutrients and vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, thiamin and pyridoxine, and folates, coconut water has a great anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties that help to increase your body;s immune system and fight infections like the flu.

Improves Kidney Function

Due to its high mineral content coconut water is beneficial to a person suffering from kidney disease, the water is also a natural diuretic and increases the flow and production of urine.

Regulates Blood Pressure

Coconut water helps to improve blood circulation, lowers high blood pressure levels, reducing the risk of heart attack and various other cardiovascular issues.

Anti – Aging

Coconut water contains a group of plant hormones known as cytokinins, which are involved in the growth, development, and aging of a plant. Cytokinins also have been shown to have an effect on human skin as well.

Fuels the brain and body

Coconut water has more potassium than a banana; potassium regulates heartbeat and muscle function. The electrolytes help the nervous system functioning and nerve transmission as well as a better cognitive function.

Sources:
http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/truth-about-coconut-water
http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/coconut-water.html

 

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One thought on “What Coconut Water Does To Your Body

  1. Reblogged this on One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Longer and commented:
    Here are some excellent reasons why coconut is all the rage these days.

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