Benefits of coconut water

 You are probably looking out for food which are good for you now and also supply you the required daily health and nutrition needs. One such food item which can fit the bill is coconut water.If you are worried about people advising you to avoid it during the pregnancy, consider the benefits of the drink and take your own decisions.The benefits of coconut water are:
  • It is completely natural At a time when everything you consume has a bearing on your unborn child you want to have things which are natural and preservatives or additives free. Coconut water is completely natural.
  • Meets your daily fluid intake Drinking up water to meet your daily fluid intake is not easy. Coconut water with its naturally sweet taste makes meeting that requirement easier.
  • Provides essential electrolytes Coconut water contains phosphorus, sodium, potassium and calcium, nutrients also referred to as electrolytes. They help control blood pressure, maintain adequate fluid levels in the body, balance the pH in the body and ensure muscles are working properly.
  • Prevents infections Contains a chemical considered sterile that helps reduce and remove parasites and worms in the system and also the intestines. So your risks of infections are reduced.
  • Eases and prevents hypertension It has a relaxing effect and eases hypertension.
  • Eases constipation Is high in a number of dietary fibres that help clean out digestive system and prevent constipation.
  • Has antibacterial and antifungal properties Coconut water has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties whereby it helps the body build a natural defence and remain healthy.
 All these benefits also have a direct correlation to your baby’s health thus making coconut water beneficial to your unborn child too.