4 Reasons to Drink Coconut Water


September 2, 2014
In Nutrition

Coconut water is not just a tasty alternative to regular water, it’s packed with nutrients to help keep you hydrated, boost energy levels, increase metabolism and more! Incredibly refreshing to help you recharge after a hard workout or even a couple of drinks! The fat content in coconut water is extremely low, but it helps you feel full because of its rich nature.Here are some of our favorite reasons to drink coconut water: (1)

1. Helps with digestion

If you struggle with digestion, coconut water may provide relief!. Because of its high concentration of fiber, it can help prevent indigestion. (2)

2. Can cure that hangover

Next time you overdo it and drink more than your belly can handle, consume coconut water to settle your stomach and replace those essential electrolytes. (2)

3. Hydration, hydration, hydration

Put down that sport drink and pick up a coconut water! The ingredients in coconut water can help you hydrate better. When you exercise, you lose mineral-rich fluids, but coconut water is an awesome way to replenish with up to 294 mg of potassium. (2)

4. Rich in nutrients

In case you need another reason to drink coconut water, it contains five essential electrolytes that are present in the human body. These include: calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium. (3)

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SOURCES

  1. K. Nelson, Jennifer. “Nutrition and Healthy Eating.” Coconut Water. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 6 Mar. 2012. Web. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-blog/coconut-water/bgp-20056263.
  2. “The Truth About Coconut Water.” Web MD. The Truth About Coconut Water. WebMD INC, 2015. Web. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/truth-about-coconut-water.
  3. “Electrolytes In Coconut Water” 23 Oct. 2017. Web. https://www.livestrong.com/article/339367-electrolytes-in-coconut-water/
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