In India it’s no surprise to find stalls of coconuts by the side of the road, to be cut open and sipped in the glorious heat, known locally as narial pani. Now, coconut water has made its way onto the shelves of supermarkets and we all know its healthy; but how exactly is it healthy?
Full of Nutrients & Minerals
Coconuts are technically a fruit, not a nut as they grow on large palm trees. Coconut water forms naturally in the fruit and contains 94% water and very little fat. Further more, just 1 cup of coconut water has a range of nutrients including vitamin C, magnesium, manganese, potassium, and calcium!
Boosting Athletic Performance
There are studies that believe that drinking coconut water after exercise can help improve endurance and athletic performance. As coconut water has the electrolytes sodium and potassium which are often found in sports drinks. Coconut water, therefore, could potentially be a healthier way to rehydrate after exercise.
Coconut Water can be considered a ‘heart healthy’ drink. This is mainly due to the potassium content. Potassium has been shown to lower blood pressure with those who suffer from high blood pressure hypertension as potassium counteracts the impact of sodium which can cause blood pressure to rise. Coconut water can also potentially lower cholesterol.
Help with Diabetes
Coconut Water is a good source of magnesium, which may increase insulin sensitivity and decrease blood sugar levels, particularly for those with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. Also, coconut water can easily fit into a meal plan for people with diabetes as a delicious and nutritious option.
Kohinoor also promotes living a happy, healthy, and balanced lifestyle. Always follow your doctors advice in order to serve your body the best way possible. However, if you would like to include more coconut water into your diet, its a great way to help your health.