Coconut is one of the most popularly eaten foods in the world, because of it's unique sweetness, and the incredible health benefits it offers to the body. Apart from being eaten, coconut is extracted of it's oil, which is also used for skin care routine. Another incredible thing about the coconut, is it's incredibly delicious and healthy water which is contained inside the coconut. In case you never knew, the coconut water is packed with several necessary nutrients, which the body needs. For the purpose of this article, we are going to be looking at some of the health benefits of drinking coconut water regularly.
Benefits of drinking coconut water:
a) Contains Several Nutrients: coconut usually grows under tropical climates, on a tree known as "cocos nucifera", which classifies coconut as a fruit, in case you have been wondering what class coconut is under. The water in a coconut contains about 94% water, and little fat, and it contains nutrients such as carbohydrates, calcium, potassium, etc.
b) Contains Antioxidants: the water in a coconut contains antioxidants, which may help fight free radicals in our body according to a research. Free radicals are known as unstable molecules, which are produced in the body cells whenever our body undergo metabolism. The production of this free radicals in our body, increase our response to stress. Too much free radicals in your body can put your body into a state of oxidative stress, which is not good for your body. Drinking coconut water regularly, can help fight these free radicals in the body.
c) Help Lower Blood Sugar Levels: according to a 2015 research, coconut water can help lower blood sugar levels in humans, especially diabetic patients.
d) Help Prevent Kindey Stones: kidney stones occur, when some compounds in the body come together to form a crystal in your urine, making urination a very painful experience. It is encouraged by health professionals that you drink water more often to prevent this from happening, but some studies have shown that drink coconut water is even a better option.
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