Coconut water, the luscious liquid found when you open a ripe coconut, is a drink that everyone should try. You can often find it in tropical countries, sold by the bag or fresh from the coconut, but just because you’re not living in the tropics doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the benefits of this refreshing liquid. It’s now available in many supermarkets and all you need to do is pick some up.
Why should you drink coconut milk? There are many reasons!
1. It’s Nutritious
Unlike plain milk, coconut milk is packed with even more nutrients. It contains vitamin C, calcium (a whopping 10% of the daily requirement in one serving), phosphorus, protein, and potassium, among other things. When you drink this, you’re getting a lot more than just some liquid for your body!
2. Lower Your Blood Sugar
For diabetics, every sweet drink must be carefully considered. However, with coconut milk, studies show that it can also reduce blood sugar levels and help those who have diabetes. As an added bonus, it contains plenty of magnesium, which has been shown to boost insulin sensitivity. Of course, you should always check with your doctor before trying something new in your diet if you are diabetic.
3. Rehydrate Your Body
After a workout or when feeling poorly, your body needs extra hydration and must replenish the electrolytes that have been depleted. The nutrients and electrolytes found naturally in coconut water make this one of the best natural drinks for your body. It’s actually better than water after prolonged exercise, according to some scientists. Skip the sugary sports drinks and go for a natural remedy instead and you won’t regret it.
4. It’s Good for Your Health
Coconut milk is a natural diuretic and has properties that are thought to help prevent and even dissolve kidney stones. It is also touted as a natural way to reduce blood pressure and heart disease, thanks to the amount of potassium in each serving.
5. It Tastes Great
In the end, it all comes down to one thing, flavour. Most people won’t drink something they dislike and that means that many are chronically dehydrated. If you can drink coconut milk in place of sugary drinks that are so much worse for you, then you have something you enjoy and can refresh your body with. It’s a great way to encourage the whole family to drink more fluids, which has many health benefits.
If you don’t have access to fresh coconuts, then bottled coconut milk is the next best thing. You’ll feel like your enjoying a vacation in Fiji as you sip your chilled coconut nectar while in your very own home.
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