8 Reasons you must drink coconut water

Here’s why coconut water is the best drink ever!

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Coconut water/freedigitalphotos

Coconut water is said to be the most valuable, nutrient super food on earth and nature’s most refreshing drink. This pure liquid is packed with nutrients that yield an array of health benefits. If you don’t like coconut water AAW tells you a few reasons why you should start drinking this delicious, healthy and beneficial drink:

Prevents dehydration: Coconut water maintains the body’s fluid levels and its potassium content helps maintain water pressure within cells and blood. A study published in the journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition in 2012 found that coconut water was equally effective at rehydrating after a tough workout when compared to a sports drink.

Healthy drink: Coconut milk is high in calories because of its fat content, but coconut water is a low-cal drink:a cup has just 45 calories. Secondly it also suppresses the appetite and makes you feel full because of its rich nature.

High in potassium: One glass of coconut water provides 17 percent of the recommended daily amount of potassium. It is more than what is found in a medium-sized banana.

Heart and kidney healthy: It reduces the risk of hypertension and strokes and helps prevent or resolve kidney stones.

Boosts immune function: The Lauric acid content present in it is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral and helps boosts the immune system in fighting infection.

Glowing skin: The liquid is considered the purest one after water and helps to make the skin look more youthful and supple.Studies also say that the antioxidants and cytokinins present in coconut water have an age defying effect on skin. It also moisturizes the skin from which is why it is used in facial creams.

Facilitates Digestion: Because of its high concentration of fibre, it aids in the prevention of indigestion and reduces the occurrence of acid reflux.

Reduces blood pressure: In some cases a disproportionate level of electrolytes can result in high blood pressure and as coconut water contains an adequate supply of each, it can be used as a balancing mechanism.