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Coconut Water Benefits: Hydrate You Health by Danielle McLeod

Once upon a time, coconut water was only to be found in health stores. Now, this drink is so mainstream that it can be purchased from almost every grocery store. If you’re in the habit of chugging down a sports drink before or after working out, then here’s a better option for you! Sports drinks are usually packed with sugar, but you can find coconut water with a very low sugar content and get the same benefits that you would from a sports drink. Coconut water is designed to replenish the nutrients lost from sweating and physical exertion.

Health crazes come and go, but those ‘fads’ that stick around do so because there is truth behind their claims. Coconut water has become a popular drink alternative within the last decade and continues to grow in popularity because it offers what many water alternatives do not: natural health benefits. Whether you use it as a sports drink, a thirst quencher, or an ingredient in a favorite recipe, your use of it provides a healthy wealth of nutrition to your body.

There are a surprising amount of claims made surrounding coconut water, and this guide helps explain what you want to watch for to get the nutrition and benefits it has to offer. Coconut water benefits are definitely worth understanding in order to decide if this is a product you would like to regularly use, and how to best use it.

What is Coconut Water?

Unmixed, coconut water contains an abundance of nutrients considered helpful for body function.  With about 46 calories in a 1 cup serving, these are not empty calories as so many other types of juices are, but are full of vitamins and minerals your body needs.

Of course, coconut water should not be drank like water as those calories and associated carbs and sugars can add up fast, but it makes it an excellent thirst quencher and sports drink alternative.

This is what you get in a 1 cup serving of water from a coconut (measurements are approximate):

9 grams carbohydrates
6 grams sugar
2.5 grams fiber
0.5 grams fat
2 grams protein
6 mg Vitamin C
0.1 mg Riboflavin
0.1 mg Thiamin
0.1 mg Vitamin B6
0.1 mg pantothenic acid
7 mcg Folate
600 mg potassium
0.5 mg manganese
60 mg magnesium
58 mg Calcium
0.7 mg Iron

And small amounts of phosphorus, zinc, copper, and selenium amongst other trace nutrients. To read more go to the link below: ℗ is your source to learn about the broad and beautiful spectrum of our shared History.