Coconut water is natures gift which is Low in calories, naturally free of fat and cholesterol, more potassium than four bananas, and super hydrating, these are just a few of the many benefits.
It s also called as "Mother Nature’s sports drink" by marketers, It hydrate the body and help with a whole host of conditions, from hangovers to cancer and kidney stones.
Is coconut water capable of delivering on all the promises?
Naturally refreshing, coconut water has a sweet, nutty taste. It contains easily digested carbohydrates in the form of sugar and electrolytes. Not to be confused with high-fat coconut milk or oil, coconut water is a clear liquid in the fruit’s center that is tapped from young, green coconuts.
It has fewer calories, less sodium, and more potassium than a sports drink. Ounce per ounce, most unflavored coconut water contains 5.45 calories, 1.3 grams of sugar, 61 milligrams of potassium, and 5.45 milligrams of sodium. In comparison, Gatorade has 6.25 calories, 1.75 grams of sugar, 3.75 milligrams of potassium, and 13.75 milligrams of sodium.
Better Than some Sugary Drinks. This water has less sugar than many sports drinks and much less sugar than sodas and some fruit juices. Plain coconut water could be a better choice for adults and kids looking for a beverage that is less sweet. Choose plain coconut water and avoid those with added sugar or juices, which are no different from other sugary beverages. Coconut water may be better at replacing lost fluids than a sports drink or water as long as you enjoy the taste. A study recently published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise shows that coconut water replenishes body fluids as well as a sports drink and better than water, but athletes preferred the taste of sports drinks
There are some health benefits to drinking coconut water. It’s an all-natural way to hydrate, cut sodium, and add potassium to diets. Most Americans don’t get enough potassium because they don’t eat enough fruits, vegetables, or dairy, so coconut water can help fill in the nutritional gaps.
Though there are so many health benifits, drinking toomuch of coconut waster is not good for health as the potassium levels in body increase and may cause some issues. We all know the saying that too much of good is also bad. the same will happen with potassium increases in a persons body. this may include. Over potassium in bosy may cause following affects:
Medications including ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, and some antibiotics like penicillin
Addison’s disease (adrenal failure)
Burns and trauma
Breakdown of red blood cells (hemolysis)
Breakdown of muscle tissue (rhabdomyolysis)
Hence from next time drink moderate amount of coconut water not excess. as too much of good is also bad.