Coconut water is Heaven sent! I drink coconut water like it’s water, and you should too! Not only are there tons of benefits to drinking coconut water– but guess what??
Coconut water is refreshing and delicious too! And guess what else? Coconut water is low-calorie and low in sugar too! So that makes coconut water a win, win, win!
I drink Coconut water like it’s water! And you should too!
Here are just a few health benefits to drinking coconut water :
- Excellant source of nutrigents (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
- May help reduce kidney stones
All good stuff, right?! But…I DON’T LIKE THE WAY IT TASTES, you say… I know, I know there are two types of people in the world. People who like coconut water and people who don’t.
The many benefits to drinking coconut water:
1. Drink Coconut water 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 tad bit BORING. And while water is excellent for you…coconut water is pretty BA too! It’s like nature’s magic drink.
2. Cocount water reduces stress and muscle tension (For real!)
Can coconut water really 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. Drinking coconut water helps to cure headaches (less intense and less often…)
Does coconut water help with headaches?
Raise your hand if you get headaches?! What about migraines 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. = LESS HEADACHES
4. Drink Coconut water to helps cleanse and detox thyself
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 helps to replace all be necessary.
5. Coconut water helps keep cholesterol and triglycerides on the LOW.
I heard that drinking coconut water helps with 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.
Again..the magic ingredients: 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/or my coconut water intake, I can really 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?
Because coconut water contains bioactive enzymes that aid digestion and boost fat metabolism.
7. Drink Coconut water to cure a hangover (and to avoid a hangover)
Does coconut water cure 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 as well as toxins from your body. AGAIN with the flushing toxins out of the body!! THE BEST THING EVER.
So there you have it.
The many health benefits to drinking coconut water!
In summary, coconut water is a delicious drink full of electrolytes that may benefit your heart, lover 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!-