Top five health benefits of Coconut water

One of the tasty tropical fruit known for its numerous health benefits is coconut. This fruit can be relished in a number of ways and it is used also used to make a variety of dishes.

Especially in summers, when you’re out and under the hot blazing sun, coconut water is a healthy alternate to water and it is the perfect thirst quencher.

Have you ever wondered where the coconuts come from? Most of the coconut production takes place in developing countries and the largest exporter in the world is Philippines followed by Malaysia, Indonesia and some eastern Polynesia islands.

This popular tropical fruit is known for its health benefits. Here are three health benefits of coconut water.

  1. Excellent for skin: Coconut water contains anti-microbial agents known as Lauric acid, which protects the skin against various infections. It is used as a natural toner and cleanser for the skin. Coconut is known for acting as a moisturising agent, for reducing signs of ageing, helps get rid of pigmentation, reduces acne and is a perfect ingredient to keep the skin glowing inspite of pollution.
  2. Reduces blood pressure- Coconut water is also known to lower blood pressure. Coconut is rich in Potassium, which balances out the level of sodium in your blood and keeps a tab on functioning of your body.  
  3. Helps in Digestion- Coconut water is loaded with bio-active compounds and it is also rich in fibre. Hence it helps in digestion and reduces the occurrence of acid reflux. Next time you are suffering from bloating, drink a glass of coconut water.
  4. Acts as a hydrating agent- Coconut water is widely known for acting as a hydrating agent. Delicious coconut water ensures that the body is loaded with all the essential fluids. Due to its high electrolyte contant, coconut water keeps the body energised and hydrated.   
  5. A good remedy for hangover- Are you feeling like your energy is drained out after partying all night? Then have a glass of coconut water. Coconut contains antioxidants that help to reduce the oxidative stress caused by consuming too much alcohol. The water from this tropical fruit replenishes the electrolytes in the body.

-Akhila Kakarala
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