Health Benefits of Green Coconut Water

Coconut water found in green coconuts or tender coconut is healthy fluid, with numerous health benefits. Green coconut water is used as refreshing drink in many countries across the world, where green coconut is available fresh, such as India, Philippines, Indonesia, Brazil, The Caribbean and in many countries of Africa. Green coconut water provide relief from heat during summer. Coconut water is served as fresh,  chilled or packaged in tetra packs. In most countries the seller cuts the green coconut in front of the customer with help of a machete and serve the water with a plastic straw. Coconut water can also be bottled with long shelf life.

Green coconut water can be used for various medical purposes, such as treatment of dehydration and diarrhea (because the coconut water is very close to human plasma in its ingredients). Coconut water is one of the best beverage you can give to your children.

The following (and many more) are the health benefits of green coconut water:

  • Hydration: green coconut water is excellent for preventing and treating dehydration. It can replace most of the minerals lost during dehydration, because the compositions of coconut water is very similar to human plasma. So, next time you suffer from dehydration, just grab a green coconut and drink the water.
  • Improves cardiovascular health: green coconut water is rich in potassium and magnesium and beneficial for cardiovascular health. It reduces risk of heart attack. Green coconut water improves blood circulation and prevent plaque formation in arteries and prevent health attack and stroke. Green coconut water have no cholesterol and it helps in improving HDL or good cholesterol.
  • Anti-aging benefits of coconut water: cytokines and lauric acid present in coconut water is useful in cell growth and their regulation, essential for preventing aging of cells.
  • Consumption of coconut water can increase metabolism and increase burning of fats and sugars, essential for maintaining health and weight loss. Due to increased metabolism, insulin secretion is increased and sugars burned faster.
  • Green coconut water is rich in antioxidants which helps in fighting free radicals generated during process of metabolism and keep trouble away.
  • Bloating is prevented/reduced if you take coconut water. Flatulence is also reduced, which minimizes your suffering from indigestion and dyspepsia.
  • Green coconut water can prevent muscle cramp. High potassium content of coconut water is useful in preventing muscle cramp, which occurs due to loss of potassium during muscular exercise.
  • Drinking coconut water aid digestion, because it is rich in various digestive enzymes such as phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, diastase, peroxidase etc. Green coconut water is also rich in vitamins and minerals, which are essential for good digestion.
  • Tender coconut water can boost energy, because it is full of essential nutrient (vitamins and minerals). Green coconut water is better than most energy drinks available in the market. So, drink coconut water before and after exercise, instead of costly energy drinks.
  • Green coconut water is rich in various B-complex group of vitamins, which help in reducing stress. These days of stressful life, coconut water can be of great help in reducing your mental stress level.

So have green coconut water regularly and enjoy health benefits of the excellent gift of nature.


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