Is coconut water all that it's cracked up to be? The following is a guest post from holistic health coach, Andrea Caprio. She dives into the topic of coconut water by giving you 5 reasons you should start drinking it ASAP.
Coconut water? Yes please!
We all know how important it is to drink water for our health, but have you heard about the benefits of coconut water?
Besides having a tasty characteristic flavor, this humble beverage is a perfect-natural complement for a healthy diet and lifestyle. Let me share how coconut water will improve your health making you look radiant and happy!
Once a friend told me that she only liked to drink coconut water on the beach, since it is refreshing and has those called “summer vibes”, however, I told her that the best was to drink it on a regular basis due to all its benefits for our health.
The thing is, not many people –my friend included- know why it’s so healthy and how to get the best out of it. So here I give you 5 reasons why you should be a coconut water drinker and how this will contribute to your long-term health:
1. Get delicate, baby-soft skin
Have you wondered how to get rid of those horrible pimples? It doesn't matter if you have acne or other blemishes on your skin, coconut water may be the solution for your problems! A daily glass of coconut water can decrease oily skin keeping it clean and toned. That´s why there are lots of facial creams that contain coconut extract as part of their ingredients.
2. Lose those extra pounds and look FABULOUS
If you are in the search of an effective way to reduce body fat, you just found one! This low-calorie beverage promotes weight loss as it is a great replacement for high-sugar drinks. Its high amounts of fiber keep you feeling full, so you will eat less! It also reduces the occurrence of acid reflux and prevents indigestion, as added benefit!
3. High blood pressure? Forget about it!
Coconut water is known to be an excellent source of potassium, which happens to be a great blood pressure lowering agent. Potassium helps to reduce your blood pressure by making your kidneys flush out excess water. I bet you didn't know that one!
4. Feeling emotional? Coconut water is the answer
Studies have proven that this natural beverage can help you keep a healthy state of mind, thanks to the magnesium found in it. This mineral is known to promote a better brain function. So any time you feel down, a glass of fresh coconut water may help you to stay positive and change your mood, avoiding the need to look for a prescription medication.
5. Stay hydrated!
Drinking water on a regular basis could be a difficult habit to form – but hey, we all know how important this is – however, a daily glass of coconut water might be the boost you need to start thinking more about your hydration. The more you hydrate yourself, the more energy you´ll get to beat the day like a rock star! An awesome plus is that it can also be used as a hangover recovery solution. Yes! Due to the fact that most hangover symptoms relate to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance, this natural pure liquid may be the spiritual solution after a long night of party!
So having read the above, would you only consider coconut water as a beach beverage? If I could convince my friend to make it a habit, I am sure I convinced you too. Remember that a daily glass of fresh coconut water, preferably in the mornings, enhances your health and promotes a better lifestyle! So don't waste more time and go and get your coconut!
Perhaps you are wondering, what are the best ways to consume this phenomenal natural liquid? It's ok if you don't have hundreds of coconuts near your house – yes, we all wish to live on a beach – but that's not a problem! I've put together some awesome ways to best enjoy drinking coconut water HERE. Don't forget to share your favorite and let us know if you liked them!
Stay fresh, stay healthy, drink coconut water!
Want to know the best ways to use coconut water? Check out my 4 favorite ways to use coconut water and enjoy its benefits HERE.
My name is Andrea Caprio and I am a Certified Transformational nutrition coach (CTNC), Certified corporate Wellness coach (CCWC), Digestive health and Autoimmune specialist. I empower busy working professionals with chronic diseases, weight issues, stress and anxiety, to get a healthy and productive lifestyle through personalized nutrition coaching sessions and mindfulness techniques. I also consult companies on how to improve their employees’ health and productivity thus reducing stress, health related costs and increasing morale. I am also German and a cat lover.
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