Benefits of Drinking Coconut Water

October 28, 2014

The Coconut Nut Is A Giant Nut!

Low in calories, cholesterol free, more potassium than four bananas, super hydrating and have amazing anti-viral properties that can help cure diseases – are just a few of the many benefits described to the latest health craze; the coconut water.

Often dubbed by marketers as “Mother Nature's Sports Drink”, the Coconut water is naturally refreshing and has a sweet, nutty taste that has less sugar than many sports drink, sodas and some fruit juices. Coconut water is the purest liquid second only to water itself. It has many health benefits that you probably didn't know.

  • Coconut water hydrates the body

Coconut water is an isotonic solution which replaces the fluids and minerals that the body loses during physical activities. For this reason, many athletes and people who regularly work out are encouraged to drink coconut water.

  • Coconut water relieves urinary problems

People who suffer from strangury, polyutra and other urinary ailments drink coconut water to relieve their symptoms.

  • Coconut water kills intestinal worms

Drinking coconut water with one teaspoon of olive oil for three days can help kill intestinal worms and clear the stomach of worms which makes it better for digestion.

  • Coconut water breaks up kidney stones

People who have kidney problems should drink add coconut water in their medication to help break kidney stones and easier to push them out.

  • Coconut water is used in blood transfusion

Coconut water is almost identical to blood plasma and this makes it easy to use for blood transfusion. In cases of emergency, coconut water has been used as an intravenous hydration fluid instead of standard IV fluid.

  • Coconut water is an antibacterial

Coconut water contains monolaurin – an antiviral, antibacterial and anti-prozoal monoglyceride that is used to kill lip-coated viruses such as HIV, Herpes, Cytomegalovirus, flu and other various pathogenic bacteria.

  • Coconut water controls vomiting

People who have typhoid, malaria, fevers or other ailments that are known to induce vomiting, drink coconut water to settle the stomach. As such, coconut water is also a good thing to drink during a hangover.

Coconut water is the very stuff of nature – biologically pure, full of natural sugars, salts and vitamins to ward off fatigue and is the next wave of energy drinks that's completely natural”, according to Mortin Satin, Chief of the United Nation's Food & Agricultural Organization.