We knew about Coconut Tree and Tender Coconuts. It has been around from long time. Coconut is a tropical tree species. It is mainly harvested and grown by the small scale farmers. Coconut is a very useful plant. Coconut oil is used in cosmetics, medicinal and culinary. Indonesia, Philippines, India, Brazil and Srilanka are the top five Coconut producers in the world.
In this article, we will discuss about the benefits of Coconut water. Please note that coconut milk is different from coconut water. Coconut water is the liquid inside a premature coconut. Whereas, coconut milk is prepared by the emulsion of the grated meat (white part), which is present inside the coconut. Unlike coconut milk, the water does not have cholesterol or fat.
Dehydration: Coconut water is a rich source of electrolytes, nutrients, sodium and magnesium. Drinking coconut water can prevent dehydration and helps in restoring body fluids. It is a good drink to have after hitting the Gym or after doing prolonged physical exercise to re-hydrate the body.
High blood pressure: It is said that drinking coconut water lowers high blood pressure.
Diabetes: Drinking coconut water helps human body fight against Diabetes. Since it is a good source of magnesium, it increases blood insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels.
Prevents Kidney Stones: Coconut water prevents stone in kidney. Stones are formed by crystals sticking together. Coconut water also reduces the formation of crystals.
Supports Hearth Health: Drinking coconut water improves heart health.
Anti-Aging properties: The coconut water has anti-microbial properties. It has Lauric acid that helps to protect skin against infections. Cytokines present in the water helps cell growth and cell activation.
Toner & Cleanser: Coconut water can be applied to face by simply dipping cotton in the water and dabbing the cotton on the facial skin. It reduces the appearance of pores and moisturizes the skin.
Reduces Hair Fall: A common problem faced by majority of the population. Coconut water is rich in Vitamin K and Iron which promotes hair growth and helps to stop hair fall. A massage to head with coconut water will helps to fight Dandruff and Dry Scalp.
Drink coconut water before going to bed. It calms your mind and helps to get a good sleep. Drinking a glass of coconut water helps to quickly relieve from hangover. There is no specific time to drink, but if you drink a glass of coconut water on an empty stomach, it is more effective. Drinking Coconut water after meals helps digestion and stomach bloating. Before meals if you drink, it helps not to overeat.
My dear friends, let’s eat fresh, drink fresh and live fresh.