Thursday, 4 September 2014

10 Reasons to Drink More Coconut Water - NDTV Report

Drink Coconut Water Frequently

On a warm sunny day, a glass of coconut water can instantly cheer you up. 
The delicate sweetness and fresh taste makes it the perfect way to escape 
the heat. But calling coconut water a refreshing drink is a bit of an understatement. 
It is a lot more than just a dose electrolytes and sugar. 

What are the great health benefits of this nature's very own sweet nectar? 
Let's find out.

Nature's Gastroenterologist 
Are you suffering with indigestion or acid reflux? Coconut water's rich fibre 
content and natural enzymes can help you get back on your feet. There is 
also lot of talk about coconut water being able to cure more serious illnesses 
such as Crohn's disease.

Who said blood is thicker than water?
Coconut water is said to be identical to human plasma and can be injected 
directly into the blood stream. It is known that coconut water was used as a 
replacement to saline solution for soldiers during World War 2.

Anti-ageing properties
The blessed sweet water of coconut has cytokinins in it, which is a well-known 
anti-ageing agent. Besides this, it also hydrates your skin to make it more 
radiant and firm.

Fruit vs Nut
Coconut water has a better concentration of minerals than fruit juices. 
Studies have shown that fruit juices may give a sudden sugar rush. Coconut 
water is lower in calories and has much less sugar than some fruit juices. 

A glass a day keeps the gym instructor away
Coconut water helps in boosting your metabolism. The higher the metabolic 
rate, the more fat you burn. Another plus point is that even though coconut 
water has a very low concentration of carbohydrates, it still gives you a 
feeling of being full. A perfect drink to lose weight.

Coconut lets your heart go on
Do you have low blood pressure? Keep calm and drink coconut water. 
It contains magnesium and potassium that help in maintaining healthy 
heart functions. As an added benefit, coconut water reduces the risk of 
heart attack and heart strokes.

Make bacteria and virus run for their lives
Coconut water has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties and can 
strengthen your body's immune system. 

The all-in-one serum for the skin
Coconut water works like a charm against acne and other skin blemishes. 
It can also be used as a cure for eczema. Apply coconut over the affected 
area and leave it overnight. As a bonus, coconut water also tones your skin.

For healthy hair
Coconut water promotes hair growth and is effective against dandruff and lice. 

It can penetrate into your hair shaft, moisturizes it and gives it a healthy shine.

The perfect hangover cure 
Last but not the least, coconut water is a great home remedy to cure a 
morning hangover. Coconut water contains anti-oxidants and electrolytes 
which help in treating hangovers.

There is a lot more that coconut water has to offer. If you know of any other
 health benefits, share it with us. 

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