The Benefits Of Coconut Water

I was really late joining the Coconut Water ‘bandwagon’, I’d been recommended it over and over again by trainers at the gym but I’m not a massive fan of coconut so the idea of coconut flavoured water wasn’t that appealing to me.

I first tried coconut water at the BBC Good Food Eat Well Show at Vita Coco‘s Stand, they had a range of different flavours including lemonade and pineapple but I was desperately wanting to try the original flavour first. Admittedly I didn’t like it the begin with but with each sip I seemed to forget about the coconut flavour and became instantly refreshed, I think it was the first drink I’d had all day after a 2 hour journey into London and at least an hour walking round the Eat Well Show. Sam liked it straight away and he claims to ‘despise’ coconut! We both loved the Lemonade flavour but I think my favourite from their selection was the orange as this tasted exactly like squash whilst containing all the benefits of coconut water.

I’ve was since sent some coconut waters from Buko* which encouraged me to research and discover the vast amount of benefits of coconut water…


Hydration before and after a workout
– As I’ve already mentioned, I was being recommended this over and over by trainers at the gym, unlike other sports drinks full of calories and as much as 72% of your daily sugar allowance, Coconut Water is a natural alternative. It contains electrolytes and replaces those that you lose when you sweat to regulate the amount of water in the body.


Full of vitamins and minerals
– Coconut Water is full of vital vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium along with b-vitamins and vitamin c. All of this in a carton of coconut water? I was so impressed when I found out these benefits!


A refreshing drink with no added sugars
– Obviously this is a very refreshing drink as personal trainers wouldn’t recommend it otherwise. Coconut Water beats thirst and replenishes dehydration, I can imagine it being perfect for a hot summers day on the beach. I’ve been enjoying it with Stur* Water Enhancers* added, these are a healthy and sugar free alternative to squash and would be perfect for anyone, like me, that isn’t too keen on the taste of coconut.

 


Aids digestion, improves circulation and aids weight loss
– Coconut Water boosts your metabolism and aid digestion due to the bioactive enzymes it contains such as dehydrogenase and catalyse (all this is so interesting to me as I did Food Science as an A-Level). Just a 300ml carton of this in the morning will increase your metabolism for the day ahead.


Cleanses and clears skin
– Coconut Water is full of anti-ageing ingredients and will keep your skin looking younger for longer. Due to its whitening properties Coconut Water also works great as a face mask or to aid the removal of acne/scarring (I’ve got a great Coconut Water Face Mask coming shortly in a DIY Beauty post), it can help to remove acne by soaking it into a cotton pad and dabbing it in affected areas, leaving it to work overnight.

A Natural Hangover Remedy – Coconut Water is absorbed into the body much quicker than many other liquids meaning you get rehydrated faster and will replace the electrolytes that you body would have lost through excessive dancing and in some cases vomiting.

Who knew Coconut Water had this many benefits?

Have you tried Coconut Water? Do you know of any benefits I haven’t mentioned here?

 

Ami xxxxx

 

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15 Comments

    • 28th May 2015 / 9:37 am

      I'm the same, I wasn't too keen on the taste but they were OK once I added the Stur.

      Ami xxx

    • 28th May 2015 / 9:38 am

      I never thought about using it for hangovers before, it works wonders though!

      Ami xxx

  1. 18th April 2015 / 3:25 pm

    I have read loads on coconut water, but have never seen it broken down like this, so Thank You. 🙂
    I will most definitely give coconut water a try.
    I have an illness the makes me sick and gives me chronic headaches a lot, so from what you have written, I think it will benefit me from drinking it.
    With regards to it having no sugar and it being a natural alternative, it does mean there are no sweeteners?
    Also, I cant have much caffeine with my illness, is there any in it? Obviously there shouldn't be as it is WATER(!!) but while I am here I may as well ask!
    Kate XxX
    iihmakeupandglitter.blogspot.com

    • 28th May 2015 / 9:39 am

      Thank you for your kind words. I'd love to know what you think if you've tried it yet? Sorry for the late reply but nope, no caffeine or sweeteners.

      Ami xxx

    • 28th May 2015 / 9:39 am

      I'd love to know what you think!

      Ami xxx

  2. The Color Palette
    19th April 2015 / 9:35 pm

    coconut water is great specially for hangover, now that I'm in mexico i enjoy drinking natural coconut water from a little store next to my mom's house. it is delicious!
    x,Abril

    • 28th May 2015 / 9:40 am

      Sounds so lovely, Mexico is definitely on my bucket list.

      Ami xxx

    • 28th May 2015 / 9:44 am

      It's so good in smoothies and adds so many benefits to a regular drink.

      Ami xxx

  3. 21st April 2015 / 7:50 am

    Why have I never tried this! I love coconut and it has so many health benefits! Xxxx

    • 28th May 2015 / 9:44 am

      Have you tried it yet? I'd love to know what you think 🙂

      Ami xxx

  4. 28th May 2015 / 9:40 am

    Try adding squash or Stur water enhancers, you can't taste the coconut at all then and you're still getting all of the benefits.

    Ami xxx

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