Coconut water is a clear liquid in the fruit’s center that is tapped from young, green coconuts. It’s a low-fat health drink.
Pure coconut water is a natural beverage with no artificial additives or sweeteners. It’s cholesterol free, 99 per cent fat free, low in carbohydrates and naturally occurring sugars.
It also boasts zinc, selenium, iodine, sulfur, manganese, boron, molybdenum, ascorbic acid and B-group vitamins.
Here are 5 Benefits of Coconut Water that explain why it has become so popular:
1. Immune Support
Coconut water boosts the immune system and helps heal your body. It’s not only antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral but also antioxidant, hypoglycemic and hepatoprotective.
2. Lower Bad Cholesterol
Drinking coconut water every day lowers bad cholesterol and raise levels of HDL cholesterol. It can also help diminish fat stored in the liver, heart, kidney and aorta.
3. Compatible with Human Blood
Since it is isotonic to human plasma, coconut water can be used in extreme emergencies to quickly rehydrate the human body if administered intravenously. It is not uncommon for the drink to be used in poorer, third-world countries to save human lives.
4. Skin Tonic
To moisturize: Soak cotton in coconut water and dab it on your face. Leave until it’s completely absorbed. This explains why products such as facial creams, shampoos, conditioners and lotions that contain traces of coconut extract are more effective.
5. Reduces Blood Pressure
A disproportionate level of electrolytes can result in high blood pressure. Because coconut water contains an adequate supply of each, it can be used as a balancing mechanism. In some instances, it is recommended that coconut water be consumed at the start of each day to foster the balance of these.