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Benefits of taking coconut water

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By Esther Muchene | 3 weeks ago | 3 min read

 Coconut water is just not a holiday drink (Photo: Courtesy)

Nature has truly spoiled us with all sorts of natural remedies. We have amazing plants like neem which gives us so many medicinal benefits and other healthy fruits that also help keep us alive.

As we talk about the diverse options we have, we can’t forget about coconut water. Coconut water is truly delicious and it’s always been a staple holiday drink.

Although we love it for its refreshing proprieties, you should also know that it does come with a number of health pluses.

These five benefits of drinking coconut water might convince you to add it to your list of go-to healthy drinks:

  • It aids indigestion

Digestion issues can be so annoying to deal with. There are all sorts or problems that many of us have experienced at one point, like constipation and bloating.

Coconut water can help to prevent some of these digestion issues. It has a number of electrolytes including magnesium which help to prevent these problems, for a happier and healthier digestive system.

 Coconut water contains magnesium that helps keep your digestive system healthy (Photo: Courtesy)
  • It gives an energy boost

We have all had those days where we just feel fatigued. You can sleep at the right time and do all you can to keep the energy up but it doesn’t hurt to have something else that gives you that extra boost during the day.

Coconut water might be a better alternative for you instead of energy drinks or other energy boosting products because it’s healthier and it actually works well.

  • It’s an effective remedy for UTIs

Coconut water can also help to prevent Urinary Tract Infections. It helps by increasing bathroom visits, which then drives out bacteria from your system that might trigger an infection.

The other benefit is that it can treat UTIs as well, in case you find that you already have an infection. The most recommended coconut water in this case, is that from an immature coconut.

Ordinary water can help to clear these types of infections but, coconut water might do the job even better.

 Coconut water contains no extra carbs or sugars hence perfect for your weight loss journey (Photo: Courtesy)
  • It can promote weight loss

Losing weight isn’t exactly the easiest thing to achieve. You have to be very consistent with your workouts and you always have to be wiser when it comes to what you eat and drink.

There are many drinks you might think are healthy when in reality, they contain extra sugar and other ingredients that can slow down your progress.

But with coconut water, you are able to supply your body with healthy carbs and calories while also replenishing your body after a heavy workout.

  • It promotes healthier skin

Natural skin care remedies are some of the best options you can have. Coconut water can come through for you because it helps to hydrate your skin properly as well as adding some vitamin C, which is also key for healthy looking skin.

If you have dealt with dry skin or are just looking for something to give you an extra boost for your skin care goals, you should try drinking coconut water more often.

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