Beat the heat with Coconut Water

Fawzia Farhat Anika, Staff Correspondent, Lifestyle
Coconut Water, Photo: Collected

Coconut Water, Photo: Collected

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In this scorching hot weather, everyone tends to have some cold and sweet drink.

With the specification you might be start thinking about store bought soft drink or fruit juice. But both of them contains high sugar and chemicals, which is harmful for your health. To stay hydrated and beat this unrestrained hot weather you need to consume natural and refreshing coconut water.

With natural sugar, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and phytohormones (A kind of plant hormone that helps to contribute their growth and development) and loads of antioxidants coconut water is a must have drink for everyone.

Especially the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends this natural source for treating dehydration. Not to mention coconut water contains many health benefits along with treating dangerous dehydration. If you’re not aware of them, hope this can do for you.

Limited calories

A cup of coconut water only contains 45 calories. Isn’t that amazing! One can easily replace high calories store bought drinks with this natural one. Especially less sugar and carbohydrates make coconut very healthy drink. It also contains more minerals and electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium.

Contains antioxidants

With hydrating benefits, it’ll help you with highest level of antioxidants. Fresh and refreshing coconut waters antioxidant will help to neutralize oxidative stress. Besides, it contains Inorganic Ions that helps to boost human body’s antioxidant system.

Can lower diabetes

Some researches show that coconut water can lower blood sugar level in many diabetic animals. Another study shows that coconut water helps to improve blood sugar level in rats. Another wonder benefits of coconut water are, it helps to reduce oxidative stress, which kind of work as prevalent during diabetes.

Low carb drink coconut water can be a good part of everyday drink. Especially green as less sweet one will help to treat diabetes.

Prevent Kidney Stones

Drinking enough liquid is important to keep kidney in good shape and prevent kidney stones. Of course, water is the first choice of all, but studies suggest to keep coconut water in diet as well. As researchers believe coconut water help to reduce free radical production, it helps kidney to stay healthy and safe.

Improve Heart Health

Studies show coconut water helps to reduce blood cholesterol level and fights the increase in total blood cholesterol level. Even another study suggest that coconut water has cholesterol-lowering effects in it. However, the tender coconut and its antioxidants can also reduce hypertension.

Helps to improve digestive Health

Coconut water has rich soluble fiber, which has laxative effect. In that case this natural sweet water helps to treat diarrhea. It contains iron, calcium, magnesium and manganese and has almost same electrolytic balance as our blood. Even coconut water helps to reduce acid reflux problem too.