Coconut oil is well known for its nutritional and beauty-enhancing properties. The saturated fats found in coconut oil can be amazing for the body.
Just like coconut oil, coconut water contains incredible health benefits of its own.
WHAT DRINKING COCONUT WATER DOES FOR YOUR BODY
Lowers Blood Pressure
According to the AMA – American Heart Association, adding potassium to one’s diet can help keep or reduce blood pressure. Regular consumption of coconut water (which contains potassium) could, therefore, reduce blood pressure.
Coconut water is an amazing natural electrolyte, and it contains high amounts of potassium. It is lower in carbohydrates — It contains about 4.5% carbohydrates, whereas regular sports drinks can contain a 6%-8% carbohydrate concentration.
Lowers Triglycerides and Cholesterol
Tests performed on a group of rats confirmed that coconut water helped to decrease their cholesterol triglyceride levels and LDL cholesterol. Specifically, it reduced the cholesterol in their hearts.
It was found that rats that used coconut water recovered faster from heart attacks, and it is believed that the electrolytes (calcium, potassium, and magnesium) found in the drink may help maintain heart health.
It is a well-known fact that coconut water is a great drink for anyone looking to improve their overall health. One can counter dehydration, cholesterol, a high blood pressure with regular, but moderate consumption.
Moderation is key. The high amount of potassium found in coconut water can cause damage to some of the body’s internal organs if too much is used too quickly.
Balanced pH Levels
There are a number of compounds and toxins in both the foods and environment that can make your body pH levels more acidic.