5 More Reasons to Have Coconut Water Every Day
By Nmami Agarwal
February 4, 2017
Coconut water is the ultimate thirst quencher with the boost of nutrients and an array of health benefits. It has a naturally sweet and nutty taste. Recently it has become a trendy beverage and comes with a load of nutrients and health benefits.
Aids in weight loss- Coconut water is low in calorie, fat, sugar and high in potassium and is super hydrating. Coconut water is a natural way to replenish electrolytes after workouts, it has much less sugar than other sports drinks and juices, artificial sweeteners and high in potassium and magnesium, two nutrients the body needs for good performance.
Compatible with workouts- Coconut water has high potassium levels, makes a good choice for anyone engaging in moderate level workouts, as it’ll help in fighting off the effects of muscle cramps. While potassium levels are higher in coconut water, its sodium levels are comparatively low, if you engage in intense workouts where there is excessive sweating, it’s not the best choice.
Recommended by athletes- To stay well hydrated is one of the most important criteria for athletes, coconut water is a good choice for most people but may not be for those who are involved in rigorous physical activity. Coconut water is low in carbohydrates and sodium and rich in potassium, which is not exactly what athletes need when exercising rigorously.
Get that perfect skin glow- Coconut water aids in clearing up the blemishes and subsequently tone the skin. At the same time, it also moisturizes from within and also helps in eliminating excess oil from the skin. This explains why most products like shampoos, moisturizers, conditioners have coconut as the major ingredient.
What experts say- The main idea is to remain well hydrated throughout the workout, whether it is a sports drink, coconut water, or plain water. All you need easily absorbed carbs for quick energy and to replace lost electrolytes like sodium and potassium. A supplement like a banana along with coconut water is a better choice as it provides a quick source of energy.
Hence, coconut water is refreshing, natural, nutritious and delicious that is extremely beneficial to us. Some of these benefits though are still under research for the confirmation but the research till date are still encouraging.