Hello Fam, i am sure y’all are doing great!
Back then, when we were growing up, there was this huge superstition that if you drink coconut water you’d automatically become a “dull student”..lol. Well, IT’S SO UNTRUE!
Coconut water actually have amazing and life saving benefits! Who’d a thunk it!? Join me as i share it with you.
What Is Coconut Water?
Coconut Water is the nutritious clear liquid inside young green coconut fruit and it is highly rich in natural sugars, vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, enzymes, amino acids, cytokine, and phyto-hormones. Apart from being a refreshing drink with a sweet “nutty” taste, studies have shown that coconut water have antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity.
- Anti-Aging properties
coconut water is a natural source of cytokinins, a group of plant growth hormones that help regulate cell growth, development, balance pH levels, strengthen & hydrate connective tissues and reduce the risk of age-related diseases thus giving a more clear and youthful-looking skin.
Topcical application of coconut water also helps to moisturize the skin and treat skin infections such as acne, cellulite, eczema, stretch marks, wrinkles, age spots and sagging skin.
- Improves Digestion
Coconut water is rich in fiber and naturally occurring bioactive enzymes such as acid phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, diastase, peroxidase, RNA-polymerases which helps in digestion, metabolism and reduces the occurrence of acid reflux. In addition, Coconut water can also be used to treat stomach flu, dysentery, indigestion, constipation, intestinal worms, bladder infections and malfunctioning kidneys. It’s a natural diuretic and is said to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) and kidney stones.
- Reduces Blood Pressure.
Research shows that coconut water can improve blood circulation, reduce high blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, it also helps to increase HDL (good) cholesterol, reduces plaque formation, moderates sugar absorption and improves insulin sensitivity.
- Boosts Hydration
Drinking coconut water after a rigorous exercise helps to hydrate the body and replace lost minerals. It is healthier and better than any sports or energy drink.
- Helps in weight reduction
Due to its low fat content, coconut water helps in weight reduction. It also helps to suppress the appetite and makes you feel full.
- Stimulates Hair Growth and add lustre and to your hair
- Serves as a remedy for hangover
- Helps in dehydration:
Due to its generous amount potassium and sodium content, drinking coconut water helps to replenish fluid loss as a result of diarrhea.
- Coconut water is considered safe for children as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women and there are no known side effects.
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