Let’s get one thing straight. Ever since we were little, we’ve been big on coconut water. It cost eight bucks a pop, was available at every corner and we were told that it was “very good for health.” But we didn’t really bother to find out just how good it really was… until now. And we’ve vowed to have one a day!
Rich mineral content If you’re living in a humid city, the summer’s going to deplete more than just your spirit. When you lose H2O by sweating or indulging in any kind of physical activity, coconut water is your go-to drink. It’s rich in minerals and has a negligible sugar content which trumps the best of the best energy drinks available in the market. Plus, it’s totally natural.
Coconut water is the easiest way to prevent one of summer’s worst health care concerns, the Urinary tract infection (UTI.) It’s a storehouse of mineral, potassium and magnesium, all of which alkalize urine, regulate flow and flush out any infections that might be occurring in the tract. Slows down ageing Naariyal paani can also help slow down our ageing process by keeping our skin’s connective tissue hydrated and super taut. It also plumps up the skin’s regenerative tissue to fix damage and aide in the growth of new cells. So whether you’re drinking it to water your skin or applying it to get deal with that oily T-zone, you’re on the right track.
Doubles up as a hair rinse Coconut water’s anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties make it an excellent hair rinse. Coconut water when mixed into your hair bath water remedies a scaly scalp and other bacterial infections caused by heat, sweat and grime. Its light nature also allows it to penetrate the hair shaft, nourishing it from inside and leaving it smooth and shiny from the outside.
Since it has folates, vitamins and a host of other anti-bacterial proprieties, coconut water boosts your immunity ensuring that you’re strong enough to fight viral and other infections such as the flu.
Written by Girija Naiksatam on May 13, 2014