Coconut water has many benefits and this was used long ago in tropical areas.
This is made from green and young coconuts, each having 200-1000 ml or 4 cups water.
Organic drink, low calories and tasty too. Also this green coconut water is more nutritious than ripe coconut water.
It has vitamin C, amino acids, antioxidants, enzymes, B vitamins, zinc, iron, calcium, manganese and magnesium too.
All items make immunity stronger and the fruit hormones, or cytokines, fight cancer, early aging and thrombosis.
For optimal results, get fresh coconut water and not bottled one. Also add this in smoothie every day. The benefits are:
1. No headaches
Dehydration is common cause for this problem. This drink gives you electrolytes and hydration. It has magnesium so this helps too for headaches and migraines.
2. Regulation of blood sugar
This drink has amino acids and fibers for blood sugar control and sensitivity to insulin. Also it is good for diabetics too. It improves blood flow, removes numbness and risk of atherosclerosis. Food and Function journal republished a result of 2012 and examined effects of coconut water. Mature coconut water lowered glucose and stopped oxidation stress.
3. Less pressure
Due to the C, magnesium, potassium, this regulates pressure. Potassium removes damage of sodium. West Indian medical journal published in 2005 that this water fights pressure. Have cup of this water 2 times daily and lower pressure. Get fresh not bottled to avoid sodium.
This beverage stops thirst in summer. It has electrolytes for recharging after vomiting, diarrhea, sweating and fluid loses. Also gives you energy and has carbs too. Have it after workouts and also cure indigestion, gastroenteritis and reflux too.
This water makes more urine flow and detox, also no UTIs. The potassium makes urine alkaline and removes kidney stones. Add sea salt in this and have it 2 times daily. It removes bacteria and bladder issues. Avoid it if you have excess potassium or kidney disorder.
6. Healthy heart
This water has no fat and cholesterol, so is good for the heart and lowers the low density lipoprotein or bad LDL cholesterol. It raises the good HDL cholesterol and lower heart issues risks. A study of 2012 of Medical food journal said both tender and mature coconut are good for lipid metabolism, stop bad cholesterol and low density lipoproteins VLDL, LDL and triglycerides too. Also this water is antiplatelet, anti-inflammation, antioxidant, makes good blood flow, make safety against artery plaque and reduces risk of stroke and attacks.
7. Weight loss
Amazing for diets, low in calories, makes good digestion. Also has bioactive enzymes for metabolism and digestion boost of fats. Also has potassium for sodium balance (excess sodium makes edema). This flushed excess water and toxins too. For losing excess weight, have 8 oz cup of this water , 4 times weekly at most. Do not go overboard to prevent opposite effects and calories.
8. Soothing hangover
Alcohol makes you dehydrated and makes nausea and sickness. Coconut water has electrolytes for rehydration and relief. Also stops oxidation stress due to excess alcohol. When you get up, make smoothie of sugar-free coconut water and 2 ripe mangoes, 2 mints, ½ glass ice and 3 tbsp lemon juice.
9. Slower aging
Cytokines here stop early aging of cells and age related issues too. Skin is nourished and hydrated, smooth and soft too. Mix 1 cup of this with 2 tsp sandalwood powder for a paste. apply this on skin and let it dry off. Rinse and feel the skin better.
10. Balance in pH
Stress, lifestyle, junk food, toxins, sugars all make acidity. Acidic pH makes less energy, more fatigue, deficit in nutrients and coconut water makes alkalinity and restored pH.
- Avoid this drink if you have some allergies to nuts.
- It may cause gut bloating and upset belly.
- If you have kidney issues, talk to a doctor first.
- Skip this 2 weeks before and after surgery to avoid pressure complications.