Well…. it’s low in calorie, fat and is cholesterol free. It contains less sugar, sodium and more potassium than sports drinks and most fruit juices.
Coconut water is naturally refreshing, has a sweet, nutty taste, contains easily digested carbohydrate in the form of natural sugar and electrolytes and is a good source of B-complex vitamins ( riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine, and folates). Fabulous for hydration.
There are claims that it is a natural source of cytokinins, a group of plant growth hormones which may help regulate human cell growth, development and ageing. These cytokinins are rich in potassium, antioxidants and lauric acid, believed to balance pH levels, strengthen and hydrate connective tissues and even reduce the risk of age-related diseases.
There are also, as yet unconfirmed, reports that coconut water can improve blood circulation, lower elevated blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and there are also claims that it helps increase HDL (good cholesterol), reduces plaque formation, moderates sugar absorption, improves insulin sensitivity, alleviates a range of digestive and urinary ailments.
It has been reported that it has been used to treat ailments such as stomach flu, dysentery, indigestion, constipation, intestinal worms, bladder infections and malfunctioning kidneys and because it’s a natural diuretic it is said to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) and kidney stones.