More than a refreshing drink: Find out the amazing health benefits of coconut water

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  • Coconut water has less sugar than many sports drinks and much less sugar than sodas and some fruit juices
  • It forms naturally in the fruit and contains 94 percent water and very little fat
  • Coconut water should not be confused with coconut milk

A refreshing drink to many, coconut water is so much more than being just “one of the favorites”. This drink, which forms naturally in the fruit and contains 94 percent water and very little fat, can also do wonders to one’s health.

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“Naturally refreshing, coconut water has a sweet, nutty taste. It contains easily digested carbohydrates in the form of sugar and electrolytes. Coconut water has less sugar than many sports drinks and much less sugar than sodas and some fruit juices. Plain coconut water could be a better choice for adults and kids looking for a beverage that is less sweet,” according to WebMD.

Here are the reasons why you should drink coconut water:

*Coconut water is good for diabetics.

*It is beneficial for a person’s digestion and can help a person to lose weight.

*Coconut water, which is nourishing for the fetus, is good for expectant mothers. A single serving is also enough for an expectant mother as it contains adequate amounts of magnesium, potassium, amino acid, and Vitamin C and B complex. It is also a safe source to obtain fiber and few calories that will help maintain body weight during pregnancy.

*It cures headache and migraine.

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*It treats high levels of blood pressure.

*Coconut water is good for hydration.

*Being an antimicrobial, coconut water has potential to destroy positive and negative gram bacteria preventing you from several infections.

*It also improves skin condition and treats damaged hair.

No, it’s not coconut milk

Meanwhile, one must take note that coconut water is different from coconut milk.

“Coconut water forms naturally in the fruit and contains 94 percent water and very little fat. It should not be confused with coconut milk, which is made by adding water to grated coconut meat. Coconut milk contains about 50 percent water and is very high in coconut fat,” was noted.