Coconut water is present in many countries around the world. It not only provides food and beverages for humans, but also has many wonderful health benefits that you do not know.
In the Philippines, coconut is considered as a medicine helping rejuvenation. Their traditional drink named Nata De Coco, including coconut water (the main component), sugar, and the vinegar. Fidel Romos, former Philippine President said that thanks to drinking this beverage every day, he found himself be young as at the age of 20.
Not only that, the coconut also gives people a kind of pure and healthy water that can be used as an intravenous infusion solution. This water had rescued more patients in remote areas around the world.
For athlete, coconut water is a tonic to help recover health quickly after hours of strenuous exercise. And let’s explore many other benefits of this water.
- Good for the heart
Coconut water is rich in potassium and lauric acid which can help regulate blood pressure in hypertension patients.
In addition, this water helps increase good cholesterols, so it is very effective in maintaining cardiovascular health.
- The anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects
The researchers said that the coconut has anti-viral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, so they are very effective in the treatment of diseases such as flu, dysentery, constipation, cholera, urinary tract disease, kidney disease and intestinal diseases.
- Strengthening the immune system
Coconut water is a sterile liquid, low in calories and fat but rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients including lauric acid, chloride, iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, and phosphorus. Therefore, often drinking coconut water helps strengthen the muscles, nervous system, immune system, and fluid balance in the body as well.
- Good for the digestive system
Coconut water contains lauric acid which converted into monolaurin when absorbed into the body, this substance helps with antiviral, antibacterial, against parasites and intestinal worms.
In addition, it also helps combat other gastrointestinal infections like an antibiotic for intestinal problems.
- Helps lose weight
Many people are afraid that fat and sugar in coconut will affect the weight loss process, but the reality is completely different.
In fact, coconut water is rich in nutrients but it can accelerate the process of metabolism by providing more oxygen to the body. This will help regulate sugar levels in the body better, helping control the unexpected appetite.