The Awesome Health Benefits Of Coconut Water
We have already mentioned in previous articles about how eating right is just as important as doing regular exercise. A well balanced diet that relies on proteins, carbohydrates and fats is what you should be aiming for. Alternatively, you could turn to a combination of supplements which can also help to get through workouts.
However sometimes, it’s good to think out of the box. Many fruit and vegetables get overlooked simply because people don’t understand their benefits or are stubborn to change. For this reason, we’ve found you an article over at Fitness Beans, which lists the awesome health benefits of coconut water. Islanders have been drinking it for centuries and studies have shown that it strengthens the immune system. Have a read for yourself down below:
1. Electrolyte Content
Coconut water supplies high levels of potassium, magnesium, sodium, calcium and phosphorus and is natures answer to sporting electrolyte drinks. What’s more it is extremely low in sugar and fats, making it a win-win situation as a post workout drink.
2. Destroys Parasites
Although not directly linked to fitness, coconut water adds a further health benefit through being able to destroy and eliminate intestinal parasites. According to research, simply by mixing coconut water with olive oil and consuming, your body will be able to successfully pass the parasite in question with relative ease.
3. Dissolves Kidney Stones
As previously mentioned, coconut water contains high levels of potassium. Potassium has numerous positive effects on the body and its functions. One of these is to help neutralize the content of urine and subsequently can dissolve certain types of kidney stones.
So if you’re a keen sports player, you should definitely try coconut water. It’s a healthier alternative to sugary sports drinks and will quickly replenish electrolytes lost during exercise. Also, its various benefits help keep you healthy and fighting fit.
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