Often called “Mother Nature’s Sports’ Drink”, coconut water packs the punch of water and a host of minerals and vitamins – all naturally. Low in calories and fat and cholesterol free, Coconut Water is often cited as the mother of all natural drinks because of the innumerable health benefits it offers.
Naturally refreshing, coconut water is taken out of young, green coconuts and has a sweet, nutty taste. It contains easily digested carbohydrate in the form of sugar and electrolytes. It is one of the most natural ways to replenish the supply of electrolytes in the body and prevent dehydration and acidity (contains 95% water). Full of potassium, magnesium, copper, cytokinins and anti-oxidants, coconut water is known to fight a number of diseases and infections apart from maintaining daily health.
Benefits of Coconut Water
1. Beneficial for the Skin
Coconut water is an elixir for a healthy, smooth and glowing skin. It can be used both as a moisturizer for oily skin or as a hydrator for dehydrated skin. Coconut water boosts blood circulation in the body, thus allowing the skin to breathe a lot of oxygen, which in turn promotes fresh, healthy and glowing skin.
It also contains anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-microbial properties that keep the skin safe from infections and help heal it, if already infected.
Washing face with coconut water or applying it with sandalwood powder and turmeric can help relieve acne, pimples, wrinkles and other skin problems.
The presence of cytokinins in the water prevents one from ageing, often a result of pollutions and chemicals that come in contact with our skin.
3. Beneficial for Hair
Coconut water is one of the best tonics for maintaining hair health. It fights dryness, fizziness, prevents and treats breakage, moisturizes the hair and scalp. Coconut water’s antibacterial, anti-fungal properties protect the scalp against dandruff, lice and itchy scalp, all of which can hinder hair growth.
4. Natural Hydrator
Coconut Water is an excellent means to replenish the minerals and fluids lost during physical activity. It is a natural substitute (in fact a better replacement) for energy and sports drinks.
5. Cardiovascular Health
Through the regulation of blood circulation, coconut water prevents heart stokes and also helps in increasing good cholesterol which is a boon to maintaining cardiovascular health.
6. Increase Metabolic rate and helps Diabetics
Regular consumption of coconut water increases the metabolic rate which helps in burning sugar – it helps burn insulin in the body faster. It is hence, extremely beneficial for Diabetics.
Coconut water is composed of bioactive enzymes such as folic acid, etc. which help in easy digestion and metabolism.
8. Other benefits
The benefits of coconut water are endless. It aids other health issues like
– Manage stress
– Boosts energy
– Maintain strong bones (by imparting calcium)
– Aids in weight loss
– Reduces high blood pressure ( through balancing electrolytes)
– Fights bacteria (especially among pregnant and lactating women)
– Maintains foetus health (through boosting levels of amniotic fluid)
Coconut water is not only a natural refreshment but also a boon to our health.
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