THE BENEFITS OF COCONUT WATER

Happy Wednesday folks!

I think I made it over the hump quite nicely today and I hope you did the same!  I was reading an article on alternative ways to stay hydrated this summer and coconut water came in second on the list.  It seems a lot more people are gravitating to this drink lately, so I wanted to find out what other benefits coconut water holds for us!  Let's check it out!

COCONUT WATER

You can find pure coconut water, flavored and varities with real pulp.  It has a natural sweet taste that is said to be a real thirst quencher! 

Health Benefits:

Coconut water contains potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, sodium and calcium, five electrolytes that are already in our bodies. These electrolytes help in certain functions of our body. Coconut water does not contain any preservatives, fats or cholesterol.

Coconut water contains a high amount of potassium, about 295mg which is much more than any other sports drinks and energy drinks that only contain about 117mg.  Studies have also shown that drinking coconut water lowers blood pressure in 71% of people.

Coconut water is also great for our skin as it hydrates our skin from the inside. Coconut water can also cure acne scars due to its cleansing and toning effects on the skin.

Coconut water can cure or prevent kidney or bladder stones. Some say that drinking it on a daily basis yields the best results.
Coconut water helps with digestion, improves blood circulation and boosts our immune systems!

Wow! Coconut water is no joke!  I think I'm going to pick some up tomorrow!  How about you?!



SOURCE: coconutwaterlife.com

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