5 Benefits of Natural Coconut Water

Enjoy this extraordinary drink and boost wellness this summer!

Hydrating coconut water.

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Have you been keeping up to date with trending food and healthy lifestyle items? Because if you have, chances are coconut water has made a few appearances on your screen. Coconut water, as WebMD reports, is the clear liquid found in immature coconuts. Besides its great taste, the Z Natural Foods platform describes coconut water as a powerhouse in terms of nutritional value. 

Summer is a great time to start consuming this near-magical  beverage that comes from what people call the “Tree of Life,” since these trees produce a remarkable amount of substances aside from coconut water including the fruit itself, coconut oil and even cosmetics and building materials. Each of these is incredibly rich in wholesome nutrients. Let’s dive into five benefits of coconut water and find out why you will probably want to include it in your diet.

Boost your energy

Instead of choosing sports drinks or other less natural alternatives, opt for some cool and refreshing coconut water instead. Its high levels of potassium, magnesium, calcium and low sodium make the perfect post-workout beverage for replenishing electrolytes and hydration, explains Healthline

This study suggests that  drinking fortified coconut water might be more beneficial than drinking sports drinks after exercise. So, next time you are looking for a thirst quencher that will boost your energy and boost your nutrients, you might want to check out your store’s health food aisle.

Coconut with water splash.

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A hydration superstar!

Are you someone who has a hard time drinking water? Although we know it’s a health must, the neutral taste might make it challenging, especially during the winter months. Coconut water is made up of 95% water, which makes it a tasty and perfect alternative. 

You can fill your water bottle with coconut water at the beginning of the day and keep sipping it anytime, anywhere, even on an empty stomach. 

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Improve your skin

Skin routines can get a bit confusing and complicated, with what may sometimes seem like an overwhelming amount of products on the market to choose from. With coconut water, you can’t go wrong. By just drinking it daily, you may notice your skin becoming softer and clearer. You can also choose to apply it directly to your skin and use it as part of your skincare routine. 

Ipsy recommends using it as a cleanser. Since coconut water is a natural antibacterial liquid, using it as a cleanser is a great idea, especially for dry and sensitive skin types. They also say it helps keep the skin young and fresh, as the water’s vitamins and antioxidants can improve the skin’s elasticity. 


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Support a healthy immune system

Drinking coconut water once or twice a day can contribute to a healthier immune system, according to a study by the Health Institute at the University of California, Irvine. Its nutritional properties include lauric acid, which helps remove bacteria and parasites from your body and may help to fight colds and viruses. 

Fresh coconut water.

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Reduce stress

As if we needed more reasons to pick up some coconut water the next time we are at the store, this drink also has properties that help keep us calm and relaxed during stressful times. According to Her World, coconut water may even help reduce panic attacks and anxiety. The magnesium and antioxidants may also help relax our minds, and can also help reduce stress before bedtime.


Coconut water drink straight from the source!

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