Cartons full of fresh coconut water have surely found their way to supermarket shelves. The same applies for young green coconuts waiting to be grabbed by thirsty shoppers for some homemade coconut water. Coconut water is actually the juice from a young green coconut. It is a healthy drink which is not only medicinal and refreshing, but also very tasty.
Here are the Medicure Clinic top reasons why you should include coconut water in your diet.
Hydrates your body amazingly
Naturally, our climate is very dry and hot. This is why you might experience problems with hydrating your body which leads to serious body complications. Coconut water is a great way to prevent dehydration as it contains a high amount of potassium. It stabilizes your body's fluid levels and takes care of the water pressure in your body cells and blood.
It is really low on fats
Are you worried about gaining weight? The soft-drinks you enjoy are high on sugar, as are a lot of “natural” juices too. Coconut water on the other hand is perfect for your diet as it is low on carbohydrates and fats. A cup of coconut water (240 g) has only 45 calories and 0.5 grams of fat. At the same time it will never leave you hungry due to its rich contents.
Contains a wide range of health benefiting ingredients
Medicure Clinic advises you to consider coconut water as your preferred juice. Compared to most other fruit juices, coconut water contains a higher amount of Sodium, Magnesium, Calcium and Potassium. With every glass of it you give your body a gift of protein, chlorides and electrolytes, as well as Vitamin C. We remind you that coconut water is also record low on fats.
It has an anti-aging function and strengthens your immune system
The cytokinins contained in coconut water will keep your body younger.
If you have immune related problems and are often ill, drinking coconut water
will help you with that. The Lauric acid it contains is anti-viral, anti-fungal
and anti-bacterial at the same time and will strengthen your immune system
tremendously. If you suffer from digestion issues you will also do well to
drink coconut water as the bioactive enzymes present in the juice help with
slow metabolism and digestions problems.