Drinking Coconut Water Every Day Does This To Your Body

Do you drink coconut water daily? Well if you don’t, you may want to consider it after watching this. Coconut water is a refreshing and tasty drink derived from the center of the green coconut fruit. Some of this coconut water ripens into coconut meat, which is the solid white flesh we all love snacking on. In today’s video, we will be talking about all the potential positive changes it can bring to your body if you drink it daily. Can it help fight oxidative stress? Is it beneficial in reducing blood pressure? What about its status as a natural sports drink? We will be talking about all of this and more…

Reduced oxidative stress

During metabolism, your body produces free radicals, especially when you’re suffering from injury or stress. Too many free radicals in the body can harm your health. They send your body into oxidative stress leading to cell damage and increased risk of chronic illness. Experts believe coconut water contains antioxidants that fight off free radicals, preventing the oxidative stress caused by them. One study noted that rats with liver damage showed a significant reduction in free radicals when treated with coconut water. In another study, rats on a high fructose diet were given coconut water. It was noted that free radical activity decreased, along with triglycerides, blood pressure, and insulin levels. So drink more coconut water, but make sure it is fresh. The fresher the coconut water, the more antioxidants they carry. It was recently discovered that heat pasteurization and processing lead to fewer antioxidants in the coconut water.

Increased nutrition

First thing’s first, coconut is botanically considered a fruit. Not a nut like many of us thought it to be. It is a fruit that offers a lot of nutrition. Don’t confuse coconut water with coconut milk. Both are different. Coconut water forms naturally inside the fruit and contains very little fat, along with 94% water. Coconut milk is made by mixing water with grated coconut meat. It contains 50% water and is significantly higher in coconut fat, in comparison to coconut water. One cup of fresh coconut water derived from a young green coconut offers 46 calories along with 3 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, and 9 grams of carbs. Drinking one cup of coconut water, which is around 240 ml, will help you meet 10% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C, 15% of the recommended magnesium, and 17% manganese. Wait, that’s not all. It also provides you potassium, sodium, and calcium meeting the daily recommended intake of 17%, 11%, and 6% for each of them. So drinking coconut water daily will help your body get important minerals. Are you enjoying this list so far? Well this next point will surely surprise you. But before we continue, why not subscribe to our channel for more videos like this, and hit the bell icon so you’re always up to date.

Rehydration

When you work out, you lose electrolytes through sweat. This is why it’s recommended to drink something nutritious that can help balance these lost electrolytes. It turns out coconut is a wonderful way to rehydrate your body without loading on excess sugar and carbs, which other sports drinks usually have. Sports drinks usually contain preservatives, sugar or artificial sweeteners, chemicals and food coloring. Coconut water is fully capable of acting as a natural sports drink. It contains no preservatives or artificial sweeteners. Studies suggest coconut water is an excellent sports drink after light exercise. Rightly called mother nature’s own sports drink, coconut water has everything that a sport’s drink contains plus more. Coconut water has five times more potassium than the common sport’s drinks. Potassium helps in relieving muscle cramps. Experts already favor the intake of foods high in potassium over a low-potassium, high sodium diet. A 12-ounce serving of coconut water contains more potassium than a banana. However, please note that if you’re doing strenuous exercises involving heavy sweating, you might need to look a little further. Coconut water is great as a light sport’s drink. But it doesn’t contain enough sodium to rebalance this important electrolyte after heavy sweating. Coconut water is also low on carbohydrates. This means it won’t give you enough energy for 90+ minutes of exercise.

Wards off cramps

Do you get muscle cramps often? Ever woken up at night or stopped dead in your track due to a muscle twitching painfully? We all know how irritating muscle cramps are! But with coconut water, you may find some relief from cramps. We are serious, people! A muscle cramp is an involuntary sudden contraction of your muscles. It can be really uncomfortable and make you squirm. Muscle cramps are often associated with dehydration, muscle strain, and mineral depletion. Too little potassium, magnesium, or calcium can lead to muscle cramps, especially in your legs. Potassium helps maintain the fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. It is especially important during exercise. Calcium is needed to help muscles contract and work properly, while magnesium helps potassium and calcium move into muscles to aid relaxation and contraction. By replenishing your electrolyte levels, coconut water helps ward off muscle cramps. It is also an excellent source of potassium. Coconut water contains more magnesium and calcium than other sports drinks and fruit juices. So it can be a great natural drink to freshen yourself up. Just be mindful that it cannot be the sole source of these two nutrients. So drink fresh coconut water regularly to avoid these nightmarish cramps. Before we move ahead, here’s a video you might like. Watch this video to know what are those natural ways you can eliminate your muffin top.

Benefits against diabetes

Coconut water is a healthy, natural drink for people with diabetes. Unlike sugar-loaded carbonated beverages and fruit juices, coconut water offers fewer calories and only 6 grams of carbohydrates per cup. If you have diabetes, you can easily fit coconut water into your daily meal plan. Coconut water contains magnesium, which increases insulin sensitivity and lowers blood sugar levels in people with prediabetes and type-2 diabetes. There have been studies on animals that showed coconut water can lower blood sugar levels and improve health markers in animals with diabetes.

Healthier Kidneys

Kidney stones can be painful. And this is an understatement! If you have had kidney stones, you know what we’re talking about. It’s believed that the best bet against developing kidney stones is to drink enough fluids throughout the day. Of course, sugary drinks don’t count. These will only have the opposite effect. Although drinking water is most people’s go-to choice, studies suggest that coconut water may be more beneficial. Kidney stones are formed when oxalate, calcium and other compounds come together to form crystals in the urine. These crystals turn into stones and cause unbearable pain. Some people are more prone to kidney stone formation than others. They are more susceptible to the supersaturation of urinary calcium oxalates or urinary calcium phosphate. A study found that coconut water can prevent crystals from sticking to the kidneys and other parts of the urinary tract. There was also an overall decrease in the number of crystals formed. Experts are studying to find out more about the effects of coconut water on kidney stones. Meanwhile, you can continue drinking it. After all, it is great for rehydrating!

Keeps Your Heart Healthy

Presently, more research is being done. However, preliminary results are promising. Coconut water may be beneficial in lowering the risk of heart disease. One animal study found that consuming coconut water reduced triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood. A significant reduction in liver fat was also observed. Another study included rats that were fed a diet supplemented with 4 ml of coconut water per 100 grams of body weight. After 45 days, it was noted that the group with coconut water intake had a reduction in triglycerides and cholesterol. Just like how they would have when put on a statin drug to lower their cholesterol. While the effects of coconut water on blood cholesterol are still being considered, there have been studies on humans that indicated coconut water can lower blood pressure. The study involved people with high blood pressure. It was found that coconut water did in fact improve systolic blood pressure in 71% of participants. 8 ounces of coconut water contains 600 milligrams of potassium and potassium has long been associated with reduced blood pressure. Coconut water is also believed to be anti-thrombotic. This means it may prevent the formation of blood clots. Do you drink coconut water daily? Have you noticed any of these positive effects? Let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you!

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