5 Health Benefits of Drinking Coconut Water

Coconut is not only part of what makes a piña colada so great, but it’s also loaded with tons of vitamins and antioxidants. For quite some time, people have been discovering the many great uses of coconut oil for cooking, removing makeup and as an overall moisturizer.

If you have  ever considered drinking coconut water, here’s why you should start:

1. It rehydrates

You may want to consider ditching your Gatorade for some coconut water. Why? Because not only is coconut water refreshing, but it also has a high level of electrolytes and carbohydrates to lift them up. Next time you finish up at the gym or need an energy boost right when you wake up, have a glass of coconut water to get your day started happy and healthy.

2. It cures hangovers

This leads me to why coconut water is the best thing to drink after a night out. While water is the number one thirst quencher, drinking coconut water can aid in bringing essential electrolytes back into your body after frequent vomiting or urination. It can also settle your stomach and make you actually want to eat something after overdoing it the night before.

3. It aids in digestion

Ever find yourself struggling to go to the bathroom and absolutely hate prune juice? Try coconut water. Because it has a high concentration of fiber, it reverses any stomach complications and flushes everything out.

4. It helps with weight loss

Tired of drinking 8 oz of water to convince yourself you’re being healthy? Then here’s just another reason why coconut water is so great. It is low in calories and boosts fat metabolism. It is also rich in potassium, which exes out excess water and toxins from your body. A great plus is that it will fill you faster and keeps hunger away for longer.

5. It clears your skin

Not only does drinking coconut water rehydrate you and flush toxins from your body, but the combination of both clears your skin. Drinking it basically cleans your skin from the inside out. Forget rose water, and spritz some coconut water on your face, and you’ll see your acne and skin tone clear up and even out. This is why so many skincare products these days are coconut infused.

Now that you know a thing or two about the health benefits behind drinking coconut water, hopefully you are willing to try it! Who knows? Maybe you’ll get hooked like I did.

 

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