Very few sugars, fats and calories: with its freshness, naturalness and its thirst-quenching power, coconut water has all it takes to become a healthy habit
Coconut water can be considered a real trend that has depopulated - and is still depopulated - in the United States: the natural nectar obtained from the fruits of Cocos nucifera, a palm widespread throughout the tropical coastal area, is indeed a panacea for health, so much so as to elevate it to the level of a superfood. 100% natural drink, in tropical countries it is consumed directly from the youngest coconuts: just open the top until you reach the internal cavity, have a straw close at hand and enjoy it "at Km 0".
In Italy, in the absence of palm trees and walnuts, the best coconut water is available online or in organic supermarkets, and does not contain any kind of dyes or preservatives. Among its virtues, a very low content of sugars, fats and calories contrasts with a high presence of vitamin C and B vitamins, as well as calcium, potassium, iron and magnesium; cholesterol is completely absent.
Coconut water is therefore a very valid alternative to refresh and rehydrate or as a natural supplement, thanks to its numerous health benefits.
As a natural energetic
The intake of coconut water can improve the health conditions of convalescents who suffer from tiredness, fatigue and lack of appetite: in the amount of 40-50ml per day, it helps to improve energy levels by stimulating the production of hormones by thyroid and metabolism.
As a support to the immune system
Coconut water contains lauric acid, a substance with antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial properties. Drinking it regularly helps both to strengthen the immune system and to protect you from attacks by germs and bacteria.
As a sports supplement
Consumed during a physical activity that involves sweating, coconut water - containing minerals such as magnesium, potassium and calcium - is perfect for replenishing those lost during sports, as well as for preventing muscle cramps.
As an ally for better digestion
Our body uses numerous bioactive enzymes to assimilate food: the same bioactive enzymes are also contained in coconut water, which therefore becomes a useful natural remedy for those who suffer from digestive problems and abdominal pain caused by poor digestion.
To improve circulation
It is now known to everyone that good circulation also depends on nutrition: in this sense, coconut water is a valid aid to improve blood circulation and to regulate heart rate thanks to its fiber and vitamin C content.
For healthier skin
Coconut water keeps the body hydrated and - at the same time - allows to regulate the excessive production of sebum, making the epidermis softer and brighter. It can be applied directly to the skin as if it were a natural toner, proving extremely useful for treating acne and blemishes.
To purify the urinary tract
Drinking coconut water can be beneficial for those suffering from kidney problems due to its particular diuretic nature. By being able to cleanse the bladder and toxin elimination channels, it can prevent urinary tract infections and relieve kidney stone problems.
To stimulate the metabolism
Coconut water, taken continuously, can positively affect the metabolism: it has a very low calorie intake and a minimum fat content, equal to about 1%. Its remarkable diuretic effect therefore stimulates the metabolism, making it more active, and is also useful for counteracting abdominal swelling.