Today I was very excited to leave Walmart with 5 fresh coconuts! Why??? Because, since I was a child, we used to exercise along the boardwalk in my hometown in Salvador- Brazil and have a yummy coconut water afterwards! We all know that it hydrates and energizes after a workout in the hot Brazilian sun!
I honestly believe coconut water saved my life once. When I was eight, I had very strong diarrhea and was vomiting for over 3 days with strong pain in my stomach too. It was so bad that I couldn’t eat anything, except drink coconut water. My mom kept me on that for a while, and after trying everything else, she finally took me to somewhere like this Fort Collins urgent care facility where we found out I had appendicitis and needed to rush to surgery! The culture within most of the families is that you try to heal your children with what you know, so teas and coconut water are commonly used for stomach viruses and other stomach related diseases.
This is what it looks like:
These are the claimed benefits of it:
1. Coconut water can help you loose fat
For weight conscious people, this one is one of the most important health benefits of coconut water. Because it is very low in fat, you can drink as much as you can without worrying about ingesting a lot of fattening agents, such as milk and the like. It can also help you feel full thus, decreasing your cravings for excessive foods.
2. Coconut water can help prevent diabetes
As mentioned before, it is also very low in sugar so you’re actually preventing the onset of diabetes if you drink it. Coconut water is rich in dietary fibre and contains amino acids that can help regulate blood sugar levels–fiber improves diabetics’ health by aiding the digestion of sugar in the body. That said, you must be aware that diabetes is a deadly disease that can increase your risk for several forms of disability, including impaired mobility, reduced instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), and occupational disabilities. It could further hamper your day-to-day activities, causing you to perhaps consider disability support Melbourne or elsewhere. So, in order to avoid all these, it is better to drink coconut water every day.
3. Coconut water can aid digestion
It has more hydrating properties than the average tap water so drinking it can certainly help your digestion well. Thus, you’ll be able to absorb food nutrients better and have easier bowel time when you drink it.
4. Coconut water can help fight viruses
Flu and herpes are some of the sicknesses caused by different kinds of viruses that attack the body. Coconut water has anti-viral and anti-fungal properties that can help you steer clear from these diseases and more! However, if you do believe that you may have herpes, it is important that you look into std testing so you can get that diagnosed quickly and start the necessary treatment.
5. Coconut water can help Dementia
Coconut water may be beneficial in the treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. All of the ingredients in coconuts, regardless of how they are consumed, are beneficial to overall health, particularly the brain. This drink can help prevent early-onset dementia because, in addition to being very hydrating, the electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals improve circulation and blood flow to the brain. Besides, combining treatments such as Dementia music therapy with the consumption of coconut water may aid in memory retention.
6. Coconut water can help revitalize your cells and boost your metabolism
It contains less sodium and more potassium than the average energy or sports drink that’s why it is a highly recommendable substitute for these expensive and artificial products. You’ll instantly refreshed after you’ve had a fill of this “miracle water.”
Do you now see why coconut water is exceptionally recommendable for everyone? With the of health benefits of coconut water, there is no reason why you should not start drinking it. So how about it? Care to drink a glass of ice-cold and refreshing coconut water with me? I am having one as I am writing this post!
I usually find the young coconut at shop rite and walmart, but check with your doctor before using coconut as an alternative solution to diarrhea and stomach symptoms. Also always consult your doctor if you have food and other eating related allergies before drinking it. You can also find the juice in bottles in the Hispanic Aisle.
We are not responsible for use, side effects and will not be held responsible for reader’s misuse of this fruit. This is a personal opinion and findings stated here are shared on Brazilian Medical Journals.