The Benefits of Coconut Water

Coconut water began selling in mainstream shops around 2004, and while many people thought it was just going to be the next fad, this new water has stood the test of time. There is good reason for it too, as anyone who has looked into the benefits of coconut water will know just how good this drink can be for you.


Coconut water is the clear liquid that is found inside of a young green coconut. Not to be mistaken with the liquid that is found inside a mature brown coconut, which is actually coconut milk and is high in fat. An unripened coconut is full of health benefits, but once it has ripened and turned brown, the water absorbs into the ‘flesh’ of the coconut and creates milk.

These are the benefits you will obtain when you drink coconut water regularly:

Cardiovascular Health

The high level of potassium in coconut water helps to regulate blood pressure, which in turn is good for helping to maintain good cardiovascular health.

Energy Source

Packed with vitamins and minerals, coconut water is a great energy boost. It is also a natural isotonic meaning it can be used as a replacement for sports drinks. In fact, it is even better as it has five key electrolytes, including potassium, at levels 15 times higher than sports drinks currently on the market! It is the perfect drink to re-hydrate after a workout.

Glowing Skin

Because of the re-hydration benefits and also because it improves blood circulation, you can expect to have glowing, smooth skin when you drink coconut water. Drinking it regularly will also reduce wrinkles and age spots.

Helps Weight Loss

And if all of the above points aren’t enough to sell you on this water, there is more. Coconut water is low in carbs, low in sugar, low fat and even helps weight loss by speeding up the metabolism.