For decades, people from the tropical regions are using the the incredible health benefits of coconut water that comes from the young green coconuts. Every nut is containing about 200-1000 milliliters (approximately 1-4 cups) of coconut water.

It’s delicious and very refreshing low calories organic drink. Tender coconut water is containing more nutrients than the mature coconut water.

It is packed with amino acids, B-complex vitamins, enzymes, Vitamin C, antioxidants and many minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron and manganese.

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The micro nutrients in the coconut water are boosting the immune system. Furthermore, the plant hormones, known as cytokines have powerful  anti-hrombotic, anticancer and anti-aging effects.

To get the maximum benefits, opt for pure and fresh coconut water over a bottled version. You can consume a few glasses of coconut water per day or add it to your favorite smoothie recipe.

Following, you can learn more about the best health benefits of the coconut water:

1. Rehydrates the Body

Coconut water is a great thirst quencher, especially in the summer days. Because of the rich electrolyte content, the coconut water is also perfect for body rehydration in case of dehydration, and fluid loss in cases of diarrhea, excessive sweating and vomiting. It also represents an amazing source of carbohydrates that boosts the energy level.

Many researches are suggesting that coconut water is great for body rehydration after exercise.

Also, the coconut water is very easy on the stomach, and that’s why is often used to soothe some tummy troubles, as indigestion, gastroenteritis and acid reflux.

2. Lowers the Blood Pressure

Coconut water is good for high blood pressure control, due to its potassium, magnesium and Vitamin C content. The potassium is excellent for lowering the blood pressure and balancing the negative effects of sodium.

A research that was published in the West Indian Medical Journal (2005), showed that the coconut water is good for controlling hypertension.

For reducing high blood pressure, consume 1 cup of fresh coconut water 2 times per day. Remember that bottled coconut water may not be so beneficial, because it can consist higher level of sodium.

3. Heart Tonic

Fat- free and cholesterol tender coconut water is offering cardio-protective benefits. It’s helping to lower low – density lipoprotein, known as “bad” cholesterol or the LDL, and to increase the high-density lipoprotein, known as “good “cholesterol or the HDL levels, and therefore is reducing the risks of heart disease.

In accordance to a 2012 research from the Medicinal Food Journal, both tender as the mature coconut water is having beneficial effects on the lipid metabolism to counteract the increasing of total cholesterol, low-density lipoproteins (VLDL), triglycerides and LDL.

Moreover, the coconut water have anti-oxidant, antiplatelet and anti-inflammatory properties and improves the circulation . Therefore, it is reducing the formation of plaque in the arteries and lowering the heart attack risks and strokes.

4. Relives the Hangovers

The coconut water is excessive natural remedy for hangovers. The alcohol robs the body of hydration and this dehydration is causing the morning after-drinking blues. The coconut water is replenishing the body electrolytes and boosting the hydration, therefore it makes you feel much better.

Also, the high antioxidant properties from the coconut water are fighting the oxidative stress that is caused by too much alcohol indulgence.

In order to get rid of a hangover, you can make yourself a smoothie by blending two glasses of unsweetened coconut water and ripping mangoes, 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 fresh mints and ½ glass of ice.

 

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