Rehydrate, Replenish, Rejuvenate: The benefits of Coconut Water

Coconut water has a number of health benefits, from curing headaches and hangovers, to even controlling blood pressure.

May 28, 2016 08:21 IST
The health benefits of coconut water

Here is a fun fact about coconut water that you may not know. During the Second World War, wounded soldiers were given coconut water because they ran out of glucose. And in case you are wondering why, well this natural drink is packed with numerous nutrients that your body will be thankful for.


Need more reasons to include the good old nariyal paani in your health regime:? Well, here they are:

Clear Skin

Coconut water moisturizes the skin from within and also eliminates large amounts of oil. It has the ability to clear the skin and also tone it up. There you go, you have your natural remedy to treat acne and other blemishes!

Hangover Remedy

When you spend your weekend overdoing it, remember you will always have a friend to take care of you the next day: naariyal paani. Yes, it’s the ultimate hangover remedy. It replenishes your body by replacing those essential electrolytes.  


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Reduces Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is caused by the imbalance of electrolytes in the body. Coconut water has just the right nutrients to balance out the requirement of your body. Many health experts believe that consuming coconut water at the start of the day proves to be beneficial.

Promotes Weight Loss

Low on calories and easy on the stomach, this is an ideal drink for weight loss. It contains bioactive enzymes that aid digestion and also boost fat metabolism. It flushes out the excess water as well as the toxins from your body.


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Treats Headache

Most headaches are triggered due to dehydration. This natural drink does a remarkable job of re-hydrating your body with the essential nutrients. Coconut water is rich in magnesium, and therefore is a remedy for those suffering from migraines as they often have low levels of magnesium.

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Compatible with Human Blood

Yes, you read that right! Coconut water can be administered intravenously as it is isotonic to human plasma. You’ll be surprised to know that many lives are saved because of this remedy in Third World countries.

Nutrient Rich

You will find that the drink contains 5 essential electrolytes that are present in the human body: calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, sodium and potassium.

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This drink is an excellent thirst quencher because of its electrolyte composition. In case of dehydration, diarrhea, vomiting or excessive sweating, this is a perfect source of hydration. It is better than all the other sports drinks in the market. Natural, and effective!

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