Coconut is a true superfood.
It you don’t like the texture of coconut oil or coconut meat, you can still get similar benefits by drinking coconut water.
Rehydrate Your Body With Coconut Water
It’s been used in tropical regions to intravenously rehydrate patients in emergency situations (1). This is possible because coconut water is sterile and has a similar structure to blood plasma in the human bloodstream (2).
You can also drink it after a workout to balance your electrolytes (3). An imbalance of these essentials minerals can lead to hypertension (4, 5). Since coconut water only contains potassium, sodium and magnesium, it should be taken with table salt for complete restoration (6).
1. Weight Management
Coconut water is full of fiber, proteins, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals (7). It’s a great way to manage an over-ambitious appetite.
2. Skin Tonic
To Moisturize: Soak cotton in coconut water and dab it on your face. Leave until it’s completely absorbed.
Smooth Skin Mask
- 2 ½ tbsp of turmeric paste or powder
- 1 glass of coconut water
- 3 tsp of red sandalwood powder
- Mix ingredients together
- Apply to a clean, dry face
- Massage into skin for 10 minutes
- Leave until dry (be careful, turmeric will stain clothes!)
- Remove with clean hands, rinse with coconut water
- Pat face dry
3. Use It As An Antidermatophytic To Treat Ringworms
Apply coconut water on affected area and leave overnight. For an extra potent treatment, mix equal parts coconut water and turmeric powder. Apply three times a day until your skin heals.
4. Immune Support
Coconut water boosts the immune system and helps heal your body. It’s not only antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral but also antioxidant, hypoglycemic and hepatoprotective(8).
Immune Boost Elixir
- 1 Lemon
- 1″ Ginger Root
- 1″ Turmeric Root
- 1 tbsp Manuka Honey
- 1/2 cup Coconut Water
- Dash of cayenne pepper
- Juice lemon, ginger and turmeric into a cup
- Add coconut water & honey
- Stir well
- Add a dash of cayenne pepper
- Drink immediately and enjoy!
5. Lower Bad Cholesterol
Drinking coconut water every day lowers bad cholesterol and raise levels of HDL cholesterol (9). It can also help diminish fat stored in the liver, heart, kidney and aorta.