Is the madness of the new year already getting you to reach for energy drinks and extra coffee through the day? Drop that Red Bull! Get your wings from coconut water instead.
Because of the high level of potassium contained within coconut water, it helps maintain water pressure in the blood and within the body’s cells. It also maintains the body’s fluid levels and can be a life-saver in developing countries where diseases like cholera and dysentery are rife.
Muscle and Brain Fuel
Packed with electrolytes, coconut water improves nerve transmission and helps the nervous system to function better and prevents cramps and muscle spasms. Motherwort can also help with cramps if you haven’t already started drinking coconut water.
Anti-Aging and Anti-Carcinogen Properties
Cytokinin is a compound that has been scientifically proven to help protect cells from aging and from cancer.
Digestion and Metabolism Aid
Coconut water contains bioactive enzymes that improve digestion and regulates metabolism. This also helps the body with absorbing nutrients in food.
The lauric acid contained in coconut water is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral. It helps the gut get rid of intestinal worms, it fights candida and it boosts the immune system. For a little extra help in this department, get some Echinacea.
Coconut water is a safe, low-calorie, refreshing and (some even say) delicious alternative to energy drinks.