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Health Benefits of Coconut Water The nutritional goldmine

The nutritional components of coconut are enormous. Learn more about the positive health benefits of coconut water...

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When I was pregnant, an elderly woman who lived in my neighborhood advised me to drink coconut water almost every day if only I could afford it. She said my baby was going to have lots of hair if I do so.

“If you can afford it drink coconut water every day so that your son will be fair and have lots of hair,” she said.

Though I didn't believe her mythical reasons entirely, I figured her intentions were good so I drank coconut water almost every day..

Whenever I see people drinking coconut water at the various coconut joints I wonder if they know the benefits they are getting from this drink.

Coconut water has essential nutritional values play Coconut water has essential nutritional values


Unlike any other beverage on the market, coconut water contains five essential electrolytes that are present in the human body.

These include: calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium. Coconut water has no artificial additives or sweetener, low in carbohydrates and it is fat free. 

Here are some health benefits of coconut water you didn't know.

It regulates blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol.

Coconut water is good for blood pressure play Coconut water regulated blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol

Research has proven that the presence of the vitamin C, potassium and magnesium makes it the best agent for controlling high blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Many women during pregnancy suffer from hypertension which can complicate health issues to both the mother and the unborn baby. Drinking coconut water can reduce blood pressure levels.

Coconut water can facilitate weight-loss.

Coconut water can facilitate weight loss play Coconut water facilitates weight loss

It flushes out excess toxins from the body due to the high concentration of fiber and aids in the prevention of indigestion. The health benefits of coconut water helps reduce the occurrence of acid reflux and provides relief for persons who encounter difficulty during digestion. The presence of bio-active enzymes also aids digestion and boost fat metabolism. Coconut water contains no fat or cholesterol, which means that when you drink it on a regular basis you do not have the risk of putting on weight.

Coconut water is also the ultimate hangover remedy.

Coconut water is a hangover remedy play Coconut water is the ultimate hangover remedy

Too much alcohol robs the body of water which causes hangover. Drinking a glass of coconut water will boost hydration and bring back relief to the body.

To prevent dehydration you need coconut water. It can also be used to rehydrate the body in case of fluid loss due to diarrhea, vomiting or excessive sweating.

Drinking coconut water also helps relieve pregnant women of morning sickness and acidity that are common problems during pregnancy.

Coconut water has good effect on the human skin.

Coconut water helps for a perfect skin play Coconut water has good effect on the human skin

For a perfect skin, people with pimples/acne or other blemishes on the surface of the skin can apply coconut water on the affected area to clear them. It also moisturizes the skin.

Coconut water can help in reducing migraine attacks.

Coconut water helps in reducing migraine attacks play Coconut water helps reduce migraine attacks

Migraine mostly occurs as a result of low levels of magnesium. People with common headaches and migraines are therefore advised to drink water from coconut because of its richness in magnesium.

It doesn’t hurt in anyway of you drink coconut water a day. It is only 2 cedis on the average but the health benefits are enormous.

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