Coconut water benefits and side effects
Health benefits of coconut water
❤❤Coconut water is high in Electrolyte POTASSIUM…and thats why its good to lower blood pressure as it balances the SODIUM…as both the Electrolytes have to be balanced to dilate the blood vessel well to balance blood pressure. However, if you’re already on medication for lowering blood pressure, make sure you speak to your doctor before drinking as it can lower it so much it becomes too low and that’s also dangerous. Don’t combine with your medication please.
❤For those doing extreme exercise or cardio…when we exercise and sweat, we lose a lot of electrolytes especially POTASSIUM, sodium and Magnesium. So replacing these electrolytes after exercise is MANDATORY why you see athletes and footballers have special drinks provided for them on the field….what they’re drinking is not ordinary water…they’ve been fortified with Electrolytes lost through sweating. So coconut water is a good option to replenish your system after a work out.
❗ALSO, due to its sugar content…if you’re diabetic..please don’t go over board as it can spike your blood. Dont consume too much. May be just 100 to 150 ml is OK.
❤COCONUT WATER IS A SUPER DRINK!!! NUTRITIOUS AND HEALTHY!!
Other Benefits of coconut water Include to note include:
1. Boosts energy through minerals, electrolytes and antioxidants as it hydrates the body.
2. Aids in weight loss as its low in calories
3. Helps to manage diabetes
4. Beneficial for heart health as it maintains cholesterol level.
5. Helps to reduce high blood pressure.
6. Aids in digestion as it is rich in manganese
7. Prevents urinary tract infections.
8. Helps reduce stress.
9. In Ayurveda, coconut water is believed to help in activities of the body such as digestion and urination.
Nutritional value of coconut water:
Coconut Water is Literally Nectar of the Gods.
Pound for pound one of the most healing and nourishing medicines out there.
I have been drinking 4 a day.
Coconut water contains a plethora of electrolytes and vitamins.
Electrolytes such as K, Na, Mg, Zn & more.
Vitamins such as B2, B3, Folic Acid, Biotin
Side effects of coconut water
❗❗HOWEVER, DUE TO ITS HIGH POTASSIUM CONTENT..if you’ve been diagnosed of kidney stones or kidney disease, coconut water should be taken with caution as the kidneys can’t do much filtration anymore so too much POTASSIUM can put more pressure on the kidneys causing more degeneration.
HYPERKALEMIA can be life threatening if care is not taken. ..imagine Your blood keep rising with excess potassium without being filtered cos the kidneys have broken down already. Please always be cautious and speak to your doctor first about your findings.
❤❤My answer to a question on a particular post. When we give out healthy tips, let’s always add caution!!! Its important. You can’t just tell people coconut water is healthy..this and that….without being on a cautious side.