Coconut Water – A Hydrating Drink Or Just Liquid In A Cup?
Lately I can’t seem to get enough of coconut water. I drink it in the morning, afternoon and evening. I live in the UK and I don’t stand a chance of bumping into a coconut tree any time soon, so I have to settle for the canned or cartoned variety. I’ve tried a lot of them, but there’s only one that reminds me of back home – Vita Coco.
I was only drinking it because I like the taste. When I realised it had much more benefits attached to it, it made me like it even more.
Benefits of Coconut Water
- It can help you lose weight
- It’s low in calories
- It helps you speed up your metabolism
- It’s rich in potassium
- It’s rich in sodium
- Effective in preventing or soothing diarrhea
- It’s rich in Vitamin C
- t’s good for maintaining healthy blood pressure levels
There are so many reasons to drink coconut water, but there are also some things to be aware of. As with everything ingested, it is always best to do things in moderation. Too much intake of coconut water can lead to toxic levels of potassium within the body over time. This may lead to abnormal heart palpitations and renal disease.
There are so many different studies done on the good and bad about coconut water, but the bottom line is, the good outweighs the bad. So long as I drink in moderation, I’m happy that I’m doing my body some good.
What do you think?