Coconut water is Heaven sent! I drink coconut water like it’s water and not just because I love how it tastes! Not only are there tons of healthy + beauty benefits to drinking coconut water for the skin- but guess what??
There are tons of reasons why you should be drinking coconut water!
I drink Coconut water like it’s water! And you should too!
Health + beauty benefits to drinking coconut water
- Excellent source of nutrients (Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium!)
- Lowers blood pressure
- Helps with weight loss
- Increased athletic performance
- Boosted energy
- Lowered cholesterol
- Can lower blood sugar
- Reduced cellulite
- Relax muscle tension
- It May help reduce kidney stones
1. Drinking Coconut water helps to stay well hydrated
Is coconut better than water for hydration?
The short answer is YES! But, I’m 100% honest- Water can get a bit BORING. And while water is excellent for you-coconut water is pretty BA too! It’s like nature’s magic drink.
2. Coconut water reduces stress and muscle tension (For real!)
Can coconut water help reduce stress?
Do you get stressed out? I know I sure do. When I’m stressed, I tend to hold a lot of tension in my body. Mostly in my neck and shoulders. Can you relater?
Coconut water is full of electrolytes. And many of the electrolytes found in coconut water, specifically calcium and magnesium, help stress and muscle tension. (source)
3. Drink coconut water to help with a headache
Does coconut water help with headaches?
Raise your hand if you get headaches?! What about migraines and headaches?! Me too!
If you’ve suffered from headaches, as I have-then, you understand just how terrible they can be. They can be debilitating!
Staying hydrated helps to keep those good old mineral levels in check. So staying well hydrated should be the number one priority on everyone’s to-do list!
Coconut water helps to balance minerals in your body. You know, potassium, magnesium, calcium, etc.
Bottom Line: Well-hydrated + proper balance of potassium, magnesium, calcium, etc. = fewer HEADACHES
4. Drinking Coconut water helps cleanse and detox
Can coconut water flush out toxins and detox?
Our bodies have a unique natural ability to cleanse and detox on their own! With the right nutrients and proper hydration, that is.
Coconut water contains an electrolyte profile similar to human blood, making it the perfect choice to replace lost fluids and remove toxins from the body.
The electrolyte potassium can help counteract some of the adverse effects of a high sodium processed diet and helps to replace all be necessary.
5. Coconut water helps lower cholesterol and triglycerides
I heard that drinking coconut water helps lower cholesterol. Is that true?
If there is heart disease in your family tree, you want to make sure your cholesterol and triglycerides levels stay in line.
Coconut water helps decrease total cholesterol triglyceride levels and LDL cholesterol, specifically the heart’s cholesterol.
The magic cholesterol-lowering ingredients are potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Just another reason to become coconut water obsessed!
6. Coconut water helps with weight loss
Does coconut water help with weight loss?
I don’t know about you, but my weight fluctuates. So when I increase my water and my coconut water intake, I can see the difference on the scale!
That’s because coconut water is an ideal drink for weight loss! It’s low in calories. And it helps keep my tummy happy! Why?
Coconut water can help weight loss because coconut water contains bioactive enzymes that aid digestion and boost fat metabolism.
7. Coconut water for a hangover (and to avoid a hangover)
Should I drink coconut water for a hangover? In my personal and very humble opinion-YES!
Ah, the morning after! What’s worst than a hangover?
When I have a hangover (which thankfully is only once in a blue moon), I tend to reach for coconut water instead of Gateraide. It’s just better.
As I’ve said, coconut water is naturally rich in electrolytes—there are over 500 mg of potassium in just one serving, making it more hydrating than plain old water.
I also find that coconut water is easy on my stomach, which is a bonus. Another trick to avoid a hangover is to use coconut water as a mixer. It’s yummy with rum too. (just sayin’)
8. Coconut water balances sodium in your body
What about water weight gain. Can coconut water help with that?
As we all know…excess sodium in the body causes that dreaded water retention, which leads to water weight. And who needs extra water weight?!
Coconut water helps flush out excess water and toxins from your body. AGAIN with the flushing toxins out of the body!! THE BEST THING EVER.
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The health + beauty benefits to drinking coconut water!
In summary, coconut water is a delicious drink full of electrolytes that may benefit your heart, love your blood sugar, help improve kidney function and keep you well hydrated.
Sounds like a pretty great deal to me.
Do you like coconut water? Have you ever tried coconut water? I am always shocked to hear that so many people haven’t! So let me know in the comments below. I really want to know!
Until next time!-