How many of you rely on artificial health drinks for instant energy? Are you also worried about the quantity of calories and other artificial substances added to these health drinks? Are you looking for a greener healthier alternative? What better refreshment drink do you find in summers than the cool and refreshing coconut water? It is a very popular drink and is taken by people of all ages across the world. It is cheap, natural and tasty. But how many of us are really aware of the plethora of health benefits that this sweet water offers. Coconut water has fewer calories, less sodium and more potassium than a sports drink and hence some experts also call it a ‘natural sports drink’. It is better and is preferred because it has much less sugar than most sports drink, sodas and fruit juices. Therefore, people who look for a beverage that is less sweet just love coconut water. Regular consumption of it can be a great green way of keeping away health problems.
Like I mentioned above, coconut water is great for health. It helps regulating blood pressure, improving blood circulation, controls blood sugar and reduces risk for heart diseases and other cardiovascular problems due to its richness in magnesium and potassium. In short, it is a great natural medicine for heart patients. It has a lot of supplements and nutrients that are needed in our body. It has potassium that helps to lower arterial blood pressure. Then it has glucose which is the sugar needed in our body. It also contains Vitamin C, which protects the body from several ailments and Vitamin B that aids in the replacement of worn out tissues. Coconut water is also helpful in replacing the lost fluids in body lost during various physical activities. Therefore, doctors recommend it to people who regularly work out. People who consume coconut water regularly are generally very fit because it increases the metabolism rate which burns sugar in our bodies a lot faster. This further increases the rate at which insulin is burnt in our body which produces more energy and losses fat faster. Beside, potassium present in coconut water plays a great role in urine alkalizing that prevents formation of kidney stones. Coconut water is also used as a medicine for various other kidney problems. Now, how many of you out there suffer a daily problem of digestion? Nowadays, be it a kid, an adult or an oldie, everyone is bothered by these pestering digestion ailments like constipation, indigestion and what not. Coconut water is a two words solution to all your problems. This is because coconut water is composed of bioactive enzymes such as folic acid, phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, diastase, peroxidase, RNA polymerases etc. These enzymes are instrumental in easy digestion and metabolism. Overall, coconut water is the best drink for your health because it makes you immune to so many ailments. Its anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties helps improve our immune system and fights many viral diseases and flus.
It also works great for those who want to reduce their weight. This happens because drinking it makes one feel full which reduces cravings for food. Apart from that, coconut water is also known for its ant-aging, anti-carcinogenic and anti-thrombotic properties. These properties work great because it reduces skin aging, keeps PH level in check and keeps the connective tissues hydrated and in check. The presence of cytokines and lauric acid help in cell growth and their regulation. What else can people who are bothered by signs of aging ask for? All of us know that oxygen is very important for living but how many of us know that it is equally important for our skin. Each and every cell in our body needs oxygen. This is only possible through proper blood circulation in our body. As mentioned above, coconut water improves blood circulation thus enabling the availability of oxygen in the entire body. This results in leaving the skin healthy and flawless. In fact, not only used for drinking, coconut water can also be applied directly on skin to take its further benefits. If you have acne or pimples problems, just apply coconut water on your face and leave it overnight. Follow this for some days and you will have a clear, glowing skin within weeks. It also acts as a great skin moisturizer, you can apply it on the entire body to keep away dryness and dull skin. The arrival of summers brings with itself a lot of other skin problems too. Sun tan being one of them. Coconut water can be very well used to get rid of this problem. Mix coconut water with Fullers earth and use it as a scrub daily and you will soon be missing your tan!
Now probably you have an idea of the various health and skin benefits that this colorless, sweet water offers. Coconut water is also suggested to people with depression and those suffering from some sort of stress. It is also good for muscle cramps and makes bones stronger due to its richness in calcium. Apart from that, it also has some great anti-oxidants properties. Pregnant women should definitely have it because it keeps her healthy and happy by doing away with minor health ailments. So given that coconut water has such abundance in nutrients, it acts as a great energy drink with least negative effects. It is the best way to hydrate, replenish and rejuvenate your body! In fact, experts also like to call it a goldmine of nutrients. So these summers just go out and have ample of coconut water. Stay healthy!