4 Top Health Benefits of Coconut Water

4 Top Health Benefits of Coconut Water

Coconut water is becoming quite popular and you will see why after you read this blog post.

Coconut water is the clear liquid found inside green immature coconuts. Young coconuts are favoured for their water as it is tastier, plentiful in volume and easier to access by chopping off the top of the softer shell. More mature coconuts have a harder husk and less water inside because it solidifies to form flesh.

Green Immature Coconuts

Here is why you should be drinking coconut water:

1. Hydration

Regular water can get boring for some people. A perfect substitute can be coconut water! It gives you energy and hydrates you without the calories of sports drinks or other fizzy drinks. It is tasty and refreshing too!

2. Reduces Blood Pressure

There are three important minerals found in coconut water - Potassium, Magnesium and Vitamin C that have a direct effect on balancing out the effects of hypertension. Just 200ml's of fresh coconut water is enough to regulate existing blood pressure problems.

3. Hangover Cure

Coconut water replenishes the electrolytes in your body. It is more effective than water and doesn't contain sugar like sports drinks. Also, antioxidants in coconut water reduce the oxidative stress your body suffers after drinking too much alcohol.

4. Rich in Nutrients

Coconut water is a good source of nutrients. As mentioned earlier it contains Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin C as well as Manganese, Sodium, Calcium and is rich in fiber. You can't go wrong!

With so many healthy reasons to drink coconut water why don't you try it? You can also use it in smoothies as I have mention before in my smoothie recipe blog post.

Coconut Water

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