Coconut oil has been in the center of attention recently and we’ve been hearing all about its amazing health benefit, skin care benefits and hair benefits. All of these are true, but coconut oil is not the only beneficial product from coconuts, coconut water is just as beneficial and can promote your overall health significantly. It’s rich in potassium and antioxidants and it’s no wonder the Hawaiians call it the “Dew from the heavens” (Noelani).
Health benefits of Coconut Water
- Prevents Dehydration
This elixir of health abounds in 5 essential minerals: magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus and calcium. These minerals replenish and hydrate your body, which is very important for people who exercise regularly. Drink plenty of coconut water if you’re on a strict exercise program.
One of the most important reasons I drink coconut water is because it has powerful anti-aging properties. It’s rich in cytokines and lauric acid, the two important elements which are used in the process of cell growth and their regulation. Regular consumption will aid in minimizing skin aging, balancing PH levels and keeping the connective tissue hydrated and strong.
- Natural Hangover Remedy
Coconut water is an excellent remedy for hangovers. It will settle your stomach and replace the essential electrolytes which get discarded when you vomit and urinate frequently. Next time you overdo it, remember to have a bottle of coconut water at hand, you’ll thank us later!
- Helps Clear the Skin
Coconut water can help with skin problems like acne, acne scars and blemishes. According to experts, topical application can give you a clear complexion because it moisturizes and nourishes your skin from the inside.
- Stimulates Weight Loss
Coconut water is low in fat which means that you can drink as much as you want. It makes you feel full for longer and suppresses your appetite, eliminating hunger effectively.
Aside from our top 5 health benefits of coconut water we have to mention that it also improves the function of your immune system, stimulates digestion, regulates blood pressure, improves kidney function and boosts your brain and the body.