5 Important Benefits of Drinking Coconut Water

By Dr. Nidhi Sahai in Dietetics

Mar 31 , 2016 | 1 min read

Coconut water is a new health obsession: it is cholesterol free, contains less sugar, low in calories, and is rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorous. With brilliant hydrating properties, it prevents from cancer, kidney stones, and several cardiovascular diseases.

Considered a natural sports drink, it includes an easily digested carbohydrate which is present mainly in the form of sugar and electrolytes. Consuming plain coconut water can be beneficial for both adults and kids in providing them with instant energy. During rehydration, it can give you relief from nausea, stomach aches, and fullness.

5 Important Health Benefits of Drinking Coconut Water

  1. Coconut water helps in regulating and replenishing the internal fluids that are lost in dehydration-related ailments like dysentery, cholera, gastroenteritis, and stomach fullness. It balances electrolytes in the body that are reduced during heavy workouts, stomach abnormalities, and humid climatic conditions.
  2. Drinking a sufficient quantity of coconut water can detoxify your skin and reduce the problem of age-related diseases. Applying a small amount of coconut water on your skin can reduce acne, stretch marks, age spots, wrinkles, and eczema and keep your skin fresh and hydrated.
  3. People who are suffering from high blood pressure are usually advised to take high potassium diet therefore it is advisable that they drink a sufficient quantity of coconut water to maintain their blood pressure levels. However, if you are consuming any potassium supplements, it is important that the potassium levels are regulated as drinking an excessive amount of coconut water can have a serious impact on your heart.
  4. Coconut water has less sugar than many sports drinks and much less sugar than aerated beverages and some fruit juices. Plain coconut water could be a better choice for adults and kids looking for a beverage that is less sweet. But don’t overdo it. Coconut water being low in calories & high in electrolytes should be a preferred drink when on a weight loss diet.
  5. Coconut water can be beneficial to those who are advised to drink plenty of water, for conditions like stones; it also prevents you from urinary tract infections (UTIs), fever, constipation, etc.
  6. Consuming coconut water also removes the gastric problem in the stomach.