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Coconut Water Health Benefits

Coconut water is been drank for centuries mainly because it is known to nourish the body’s systems, and makes one feel energetic, in fact, it is enriched with numerous health benefits, it is rich in magnesium and potassium and is helpful for people who suffer from low blood pressure.

 

It also reduces the risk of heart attacks. Coconut water is the clear liquid inside young green coconuts (fruits of the coconut palm).

 

Coconut water regulates the blood circulation and prevents the formation of plaque. Drinking coconut water regularly contributes to health and prevents heart strokes.

 

Coconut water also helps to increase good cholesterol which makes it a wonderful treatment for maintaining good cardiovascular health.

 

Coconut water also helps in dissolving kidney stones because of the presence of potassium, which plays a key role in urine alkalizing and preventing formation of kidney stones.

 

One of the biggest benefits of coconut water is that it prevents muscle cramps. Coconut water is high in potassium, whose deficiency can lead to muscle cramps.

 

It’s a low-fat health drink. Deemed a healthy alternative to sugar- and kilojoule-packed soft drinks and juices, pure coconut water is a natural beverage with no artificial additives or sweeteners.

 

Coconut water claims to be a cure-all for a range of digestive and urinary ailments and has been used in the tropics to treat stomach flu, dysentery, indigestion, constipation, intestinal worms, bladder infections and malfunctioning kidneys.

 

The fresher the coconut water, the better. Once exposed to air and warm temperatures, it rapidly ferments and loses its nutritional value.

 

Coconut water is generally recommended during pregnancy as it helps in constipation, heart burn and slow digestion. The lauric acid present in coconut water has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, which boost the body’s immune system.

 

Coconut water is wonderful for the skin also; when coconut water is applied to affected skin areas with acne, spots, wrinkles, stretch marks, cellulite and eczema left overnight for two to three weeks it clears up the skin and gives you a youthful-looking smooth skin. It can be applied to hands and nails for its smoothening and repairing properties.

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