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Healthful Tips | Boost your immune system with coconut water

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Coconut water

Called liquid gold from a tree, coconut water is not just a refreshing drink, it has some amazing properties. It is rich in electrolytes, enzymes, amino acids, minerals (calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium), vitamins (riboflavin and vitamin C) and fibre.

Coconut water boosts the immune system because its lauric acid has anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties, which fight infection while getting rid of intestinal worms and candida bacteria.

The potassium in coconut water helps maintain water pressure in the cells and blood. Coconut water also improves nervous system functions and it prevents cramps and spasms in the muscles.

Coconut water reduces the risk of high blood pressure and stroke and helps to prevent kidney stone. It also has compounds (cytokinins) that protect cells from ageing and getting cancer

Coconut water straight from the coconut is much better than the bottled ones.