Coconut Water

Coconut water is a popular plant-based drink that’s celebrated for its great taste and long list of nutrients. It’s full of flavour and natural electrolytes making it a great way to hydrate throughout the day.

This thirst quenching beverage has been sipped for centuries. While cracking open a fresh coconut is the most beneficial way to reap the benefits of coconut water it’s certainly not the most convenient. The truth is you don’t need to be stranded on a tropical island to enjoy quality coconut water. Our range offers the next best thing, with a selection of 100% pure, natural coconut waters that have been bottled up fresh to provide a delicious and convenient way to enjoy this tropical refreshment.

Not to be confused with coconut milk, coconut water comes from young, green coconuts. It’s extracted when the coconut is around six months old, which results in a clear liquid with a slightly sweet flavour and an impressive nutrition profile. Like all nutrient-packed foods, coconut water is reported to come with a slew of health benefits. In the very least, it provides vital nutrients with a selection of natural electrolytes to-boot.

It’s tastier than plain water and the reputed accompanying health benefits of coconut water mean you’re doing more than simply hydrating your body. But what exactly are the benefits of coconut water and why should you sip it alongside your standard eight glasses of water? Let’s take a look…

The health benefits of coconut water

It’s full of natural electrolytes

Electrolytes are important for the proper function of the body and come from essential minerals. Without them your body can’t stay properly hydrated and muscle and nerve function can be compromised. Coconut water is packed with electrolytes, containing sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. 

Coconut water may help post-workout recovery

Intense workouts make us sweat, and sweating can play havoc with your body’s hydration and electrolyte levels - particularly sodium and potassium, which are key elements in sports drinks. Sipping coconut water after a workout can help restore electrolytes and hydrate the body.

Good source of important nutrients

With all those essential minerals - including magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, and calcium - as well as vitamin C, fibre, and protein, coconut water is a good source of important nutrients.

Coconut water may help lower blood pressure

Coconut water is exceptionally high in potassium, a mineral researchers have linked with managing high blood pressure. Experts think potassium benefits blood pressure by counteracting sodium levels in the body (which can cause rise in blood pressure) and by easing stress on the walls of blood vessel.

Coconut water may help manage a healthy weight

As a low calorie drink coconut water is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a flavour-packed drink that’s not loaded with sugar. It’s a great way to stay hydrated, and when your body is properly hydrated it won’t send confusing signals to your brain suggesting you’re hungry (when in fact you’re just thirsty). 

How to choose coconut water

The best coconut water is the one that’s closest to its natural state. When choosing coconut water look for 100% pure varieties that are not from concentrate and made with non-GMO ingredients without added sugar or other nasties. 

Choosing to buy bulk coconut water is the most cost effective way to incorporate this super-drink into your diet. Brands like H2Coco offer bulk coconut water with six 1 litre coconut waters in a carton. H2Coco are dedicated to providing only the freshest, tastiest and most nutrient-packed coconut water around. They choose to package theirs in Tetra Paks to limit their coconut water’s exposure to sunlight (which can oxidise coconut water), preserve its freshness and extend shelf life, and retain maximum nutrients.

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