The green colored, loaded with flesh and water, directly sent from heaven, fruit – guessed it right ! Coconut !
What do you think when you think of Coconut ? I imagine Hawai, the dance and palm trees, beach and sand and vacation ! Gosh ! I really need to plan a weekend getaway now.
Coconut has so many benefits that if I start to list down them all, you will only read half of them and go running to grab one for yourself. So we will talk about the most-most important ones although all are important but still.
SAFE TO DRINK
Most of the drinking water that is derived from oceans has to be treated to make it drink-worthy. Coconut is the most natural source of water which is not only clean but also loaded with nutrients. This naturally formed water amounts to 94% with very little fat.
Coconut has naturally formed water when it is young and is approximately one cup derived from a single coconut. The list of nutrients and minerals is high. It includes Carbs, Fiber, Protein, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Sodium and Calcium.
RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
At the time of metabolism, our body produces free radicals. These free radicals are produced in cells and could be in any number. When these radicals are high, they start damaging the cells and organs, known as oxidative stress. This can be curbed down with the help of coconut water as it is rich in antioxidants giving it the scope of protecting cells against damage.
SAFE FOR DIABETICS
Inspite of the restrictions on food for diabetic people, matured coconut water is a gem. It is not only safe but also helps lower blood sugar and increase insulin sensitivity. It helps improve blood sugar control. Although I suggest monitoring blood sugar level if you are drinking coconut water on a regular basis.
BEST SPORTS DRINK
IMPROVES PLATELET COUNT
Talk about platelets, they play a very major role in our body. I mean everything plays a vital role but when it comes to platelets, they help coagulate blood by forming a plug where there is cut and bleeding. In short, it stops bleeding from cut and heals skin there. In certain diseases, platelet count depreciates. If the count depreciates and falls below 10,000 to 20,000, the risk of spontaneous bleeding develops and the individual is at a higher risk.
Who knew naturally formed water inside coconut could also be life-saving. Drinking coconut water daily improves platelet counts to normal and is the most natural, cheap and easy way of doing so.
Coconut water contains Potassium which helps break down kidney stones and also helps prevent their formation. Regular drinking helps with dissolving kidney stones thus reducing the pain it causes and alkalizes urine thus preventing stone formation.
Loaded with Calcium and Magnesium, Coconut water helps relax muscles and rebuild muscles and bones after a rigorous workout. The stretch and pressure put on muscles during workout leads to minute, unnoticeable damage (of course unless the damage is visible), coconut water helps restore and rebuild stronger and healthier. It also restores hydration lost during workout.
Yes you read that right ! Coconut water is used when you want to shed those extra kilos. Drinking coconut water daily leads to better metabolism, digestion, makes you feel full and less likely prompted to binge eating. It is full of fiber which stays in system for long and makes you rarely feel hungry.
Coconut water has ample of skin benefits whether consumed internally or applied topically. Consumption of coconut water as a drink helps heal skin internally. It gives flawless skin, helps get rid of dark spots, pigmentation and acne, hydrates skin and reduces signs of aging. Drink 2-3 glasses of coconut water to treat eczema and other skin infections. Coconut water can also be applied topically as a toner and cleanser. It cleans stubborn dirt and impurities from skin. It can also be used to remove sun-tan, it might take 2-3 months but it gives results.
So these are few of the most important benefits I listed which are related to our daily lives. Now that you know how beneficial this heavenly fruit can be, try to grab one at least once in a day.
Stay Healthy, Happy & Beautiful !