5 Science-Based Health Benefits of Coconut Water

5 Science-Based Health Benefits of Coconut Water
Coconut Water

Written by Prince Anane


Coconut water can be a nutrient-rich choice for hydrating. It may benefit your health, including the heart and kidneys. In recent years, coconut water has become quite the trendy beverage.


In addition to being naturally sweet and hydrating, coconut water is loaded with several important nutrients, including minerals that many people don’t get enough of.


1.Good source of several nutrients:

Coconut water is the liquid found in the center of a young, green coconut. It helps nourish the fruit. As the coconut matures, which takes around 10–12 months, some of the liquid remains while the rest ripens into the solid white flesh known as coconut meat


2.May help lower blood sugar for people living with diabetes:

Research has shown that coconut water can lower blood sugar levels and improve other health markers in animals with diabetes 


3.May help prevent kidney stones:

Drinking enough fluids is important for kidney stone prevention. Although plain water is a good choice, two small studies suggest that coconut water might be even better.


4.May support heart health:

Drinking coconut water may help reduce heart disease risk. In an older study from 2008, researchers fed rats a diet rich in fats and cholesterol. They also fed one group high doses of coconut water (4 ml per 100 grams of body weight).


5. Delicious source of hydration:

Natural coconut water is slightly sweet with a subtle, nutty flavor. It’s also fairly low in calories and carbs.


It’s freshest directly out of the fruit, but if you aren’t able to fill your fridge with fresh coconuts, there are many brands of coconut water on the shelves today.


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