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10 Health and Beauty Benefits of Coconut Water

April 26, 2016

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There is something about this tropical fruit which makes it everyone’s favourite

While we all know that its a number one beverage and aces in hydration, there something beyond this nutty hard shell that most of us are unaware of

 

1)  Helps in Weight Loss:

Coconut water is high in fibre and makes you feel full for a longer time

This further avoids hunger pangs

The manganese content in coconut water is high and this manganese metabolises carbohydrates and fats into energy

It has low calorie value and is the best replacement for your packed fruit or aerated drinks

A regular intake of coconut water is also believed to reduce waist inches

 

2) Improves Digestion:

Due to its fibre content Coconut water improves the bowel movements

It is also believed to reduce acid reflux and bloating

 

3) Kidney Health:

Coconut water is high in potassium which means that it helps the kidney flush out the toxins through urine

Furthermore, regular intake of coconut water prevents the accumulation of stones or crystal deposits in the kidney, which mean calculi or kidney stones are kept at bay

 

4) Blood Pressure:

Coconut water helps reduce cholesterol, which is one of the major reasons for hypertension or increased blood pressure

The potassium content in coconut water counteracts the excessive sodium in the body, so it maintains a balanced blood pressure

 

5) Healthy Heart:

Coconut water reduces cholesterol which means, its great to maintain a healthy heart

 

6) Electrolyte balancer:

Coconut water is so rich in electrolytes that they are an excellent way to rehydrate the body after being exposed to heat, sunlight or workout

This makes this drink so famous amongst athletes and an age old staple beach drink

Also its a great electrolyte drink for those having loose motions or fever

 

7) Relieves cramps:

Many of us end up getting cramps mostly in calf muscles post workout or brisk walking

This can be due to fall in electrolyte or less potassium

Coconut water helps relieving cramps since its high in both potassium and electrolytes

 

8) Healthy Bones:

Coconut water does contain calcium which we all know is required for maintaining healthy bones

It also contains magnesium which improves the bone strength

 

9)Skin Elixir:

Coconut water hydrates the skin leaving you with soft supple and glowing skin

It nourishes the skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles

Direct application of coconut water also helps in reducing tan

 

10) Amazing Hair:

We all grew up using coconut hair oil. It makes an amazing hair tonic

Direct application of coconut water also reduces dandruff and itching due to its anti bacterial and anti fungal properties

 

P.S Always go for tender coconut water since it has more nutrients than the matured, ripe ones

These were the 10 amazing benefits of coconut water

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