Summer is well and truly on its way, and with long hot days comes the never-ending demand for ice cold, tasty and most important: healthy beverages. There is a wide variety of health drinks out there. Still, none are quite as delicate, refreshing and jam-packed with benefits as Coconut Water!
If you’re curious about coconuts, looking for a more healthy post-workout drink or need that little bit of tropical flavour in your next party drink mixer: coconut water is THE drink of choice. Okay, we know coconut water has been pretty popular for a while now but haven’t you ever asked yourself, “what are the benefits of coconut water?” – Because we know that’s what customers think every time they see it on a shelf.
The answer is actually a lot more interesting than it simply being good for you; that’s why this week’s blog post is all about the health benefits of coconut water.
Let’s dive in!
NATURE'S SPORTS DRINK
One of the first health benefits of coconut water is that it is an excellent natural post-workout drink. Among fitness and health foodies alike, it’s often referred to as one of nature’s sports drinks, as it naturally possesses the five essential electrolytes vital for muscle function and repair.
This super juice is primarily made up of water yet contains an abundance of vitamins and minerals — it’s a tasty way to get your daily dose of B vitamins (including folate), vitamin C, calcium, potassium and magnesium, cutting out the need for endless supplements, powders or sugary sports drinks! Some have even found it effective at relieving muscle cramps, fatigue, weakness, pain and stiffness.
KEEP YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE IN CHECK
Did you know that food and drinks abundant in potassium and proteins can play a huge role in helping improve and regulate your blood pressure health? 100% Pure coconut water, like those offered by our favourite brands RAW C, Taste Nirvana and Cococoast, not only contains potassium but is also low in carbs and sugar.
This is thanks to those awesome electrolytes we discussed earlier. Health officials have also observed potassium and magnesium-rich fruit juices to play a massive role in regulating fluid balance, blood pressure and heart rate by relaxing blood vessels and improving blood flow.
SUPPORTS YOUR METABOLISM
Coconut water contains several vital minerals proven to assist with both muscle and metabolic function significantly. If you have diabetes, have strict dietary needs or are just on a weight loss journey and looking for a way to boost your metabolism, coconut water could be just what you need!
Beyond the benefits we explored earlier, vitamin C can also be a massive aid in relieving digestion issues and improving overall metabolic rate, often helping us break down foods that are hard for us to digest, like meat and proteins.
It can help soothe digestion issues such as heartburn by adding the necessary B vitamins and minerals like magnesium to your gut biome, which is essential for healthy and smooth digestive processes. Since it is technically a juice, it also contains fibre, which helps to keep you feeling full and satisfied longer.
HELP PREVENT KIDNEY STONES
Another little-known health benefit is that coconut water is a natural diuretic, which means it helps your body to eliminate more fluid from the body. As such, coconut water has been observed to help the body flush out the buildup in the kidneys and reduce the possibility of kidney stones.
Coconut water is also a great, plant-based source of calcium. What’s even better is that it’s low in citrates and oxalates (citrus and sodium) — the two main culprits that lead to the occurrence of kidney stones, making it less likely to contribute to kidney stone buildup than other supplements and sports drinks.
Coconut water’s ability to help with blood pressure issues is also helpful for those looking after their kidney health. In some cases, ongoing poor blood pressure can, in turn, lead to poor kidney filtration — so every measure we can make in our diet is a step in a better direction.
NO ADDED SUGARS
If you’re looking for a naturally low-sugar yet tropical-tasting drink, coconut water is the way to go. The best part about it is that it has a distinctively tropical taste that won’t spike your blood sugar levels or leave you feeling hungry or craving more sugar again later in the day.
The lack of added sugars also makes coconut water an excellent option for those with a resilient focus on maintaining their weight loss goals or who want something refreshing after exercise instead of sugary energy drinks or protein bars. You can also use it as a pick-me-up if you have diabetes and are looking for a drink with fewer carbohydrates in your diet or simply because you prefer healthier drinks with your snacks.
Thinking about stocking coconut water? When it’s all said and done, it’s a total no-brainer. Coconut water is a healthy drink that’s especially great for people who want a low-calorie, low-carb thirst quencher. It also gives people an alternative to traditionally sugar-rich hydration products and beverages.
Coconut water has got all the health benefits of regular water, with an added kick of vitamins, minerals and electrolytes that can help metabolism, blood pressure and overall health. At Kelly’s, we think a drink that’s both good for you and also tastes this delicious is always worth having around.
If you’re looking for something sweeter but still healthy, check out our flavoured coconut water from CocoCoast if you’re looking for something to appeal to your 8 am yoga class, try out our faves Raw C, and for something with an authentic Thai taste, we recommend Taste Nirvana — you and your customers won’t regret it! If you’re still not sure which brand your customers would like best, contact us for more information.
Five Health Benefits of Drinking Coconut Water
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