Monday, 8 December 2014

Coconut water boosts blood flow

Coconut water helps dilate blood vessels, improves blood flow and reduces plaque formation.

The most essential thing about coconut water, is its low carbohydrates and sugar contents  and 99 percents free from fat.  Apart from its being 99 per cent free from fat, it had been proven to be a universal natural donor as it contained a lot of vitamins and minerals that were necessary for healthy human nutrition.

As a natural isotonic drink, coconut water has the same level of the electrolyte balance as plasma of blood. Its composition is high in thiamine, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, vitamin B12, iron, vitamin B6, potassium, foliate, zinc, pantothenic acid, sodium, riboflavin, calcium and manganese.

The minerals, potassium and magnesium in the coconut water, help in reducing high blood pressure, adding that it was packed full with potassium more than banana.

Coconut water is a wonderful energy drink as it has less sugar and sodium content compared to most sports drinks. It is the best choice to rehydrate, replenish and boost the body’s energy levels after any strenuous activity or workout. Taking it on a regular basis could be quite effective at regulating blood pressure due to its high concentration of potassium. 

Coconut water is a natural electrolyte and isotonic beverage, which helps increase the body’s metabolism and as such could be of benefit to people struggling with weight.

Coconut water acts as a detoxifying agent and the strongest antidote against any form of poison in the body. It has a therapeutic effect on the urinary and reproductive systems; it is reported to clear up bladder infection, remove kidney stones and improve sexual vitality.

Coconut water is promoted as natural sports drink that could be consumed before, during or after a workout, to provide replenishment and re-hydration applicable for all levels of activity.

Coconut water contains lauric acid which our body converts into monolaurin.

Monolaurin has great antiviral and antibacterial activity that helped in fighting intestinal worms, parasites and other gastrointestinal tract infections in children and adults.

The water from coconut may not only act as an antibiotic but it can also re-hydrate the body. Therefore, a simple remedy for intestinal worms is to mix one teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil into a cup of coconut water and drink it daily for at least three days. 

People should drink one cup of coconut water twice daily to address the problem of constipation, diarrhea and other common digestive ailments.

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