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Coconut Water: What Are Its Health Benefits?

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Coconut water contains a high amount of potassium and antioxidants. Hawaiians refer to coconut water as “Noelani”, which means ‘Dews from the heavens’. Here are are all the immense benefits of coconut water that justifies this name. It helps prevent dehydration, contains anti aging properties, is great for the skin, aids in weight loss, is a natural hangover remedy, improves immunity, digestion, regulates blood pressure, improves kidney function and fuels the brain and the body.

Coconut is a great superfood and we’ve been hearing about coconut oil or just consuming coconut. But, have you heard about coconut water and the amazing uses it has for your health! It contains a high amount of potassium and antioxidants. Hawaiians refer to coconut water as “Noelani”, which means ‘Dews from the heavens’. Here are are all the immense benefits of coconut water that justifies this name.

Health benefits of Coconut Water:

1. Prevents Dehydration: 

Coconut water is a source of five important minerals: potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, and phosphorous. It is said that people who workout on a regular basis must consume abundant coconut water.

2. Anti Aging:

This is one reason I consume coconut water! Coconut water has cytokines and lauric acid, the two important elements which are used in the process of cell growth and their regulation. So, Coconut water  has significant anti-aging properties which helps to minimize skin aging, balances PH levels and keeps the connective tissue hydrated and strong.

3. Natural Hangover Remedy:

In my previous article, I had mentioned on how you could prevent a hangover headache. But, here’s a hangover remedy for you. So the next time you overdo your drinking, remember to consume coconut water that helps settle your stomach. It helps to replace essential electrolytes that exit the body when experiencing frequent urination and vomiting.

4. Clears the Skin:

We all know how acne, acne scars, blemishes etc can be a real pain! Experts recommend the topical application of coconut oil to help clear your skin! Apparently, it also moisturizes the skin from inside and nourishes it.

5. Aids in Weight Loss:

Coconut water contains very low fat content, so it can be consumed generously. Also, it helps suppress appetite keeping you full for longer.

Coconut water can also help improve immunity, digestion, regulate blood pressure, improve kidney function and fuels the brain and the body.

 

Edited by Pragya Sharoff