Why we love coconut water
You may have noticed, we here at gemsatwork love coconut water. In partnership with our friends at innocent, we’ve sent cartons to thousands of offices across the UK. Not only is it the ultimate thirst-quencher, it offers a great alternative to water and soft-drinks alike. Here’s our top pick of reasons why we can’t get enough of the stuff;
- Re-hydrates the body (duh!)
The ingredients in coconut water are uber effective at hydrating the body, especially after exercise – with some studies showing that they’re even more effective than energy drinks. After working-out, the body can lose vital vitamins and minerals, but coconut water comes to rescue here – packed with potassium, electrolytes and natural sugar. Not to mention it’s a perfect thirst-quencher for those hot summer days.
- The Ultimate Hangover Cure
Most of us have been there, you go with the best of intentions. ‘Only one’ you say, ‘wet the whistle it does’; the next thing you know it’s half seven in the morning,, ‘what did I do to deserve this’ you murmur. Well fear no more, as coconut water for many people is a great cure for the hangover. Not only does it help soothe the stomach back to health, it helps replace those essential electrolytes you’re missing after a heavy night on the town.
- Radiant skin (splash it on)
That’s right, we’re saying that not only can coconut water help you get picture perfect skin from within, but from the outside to. It’s famed ability to help treat a variety of skin conditions (such as acne, dryness), will also help fight wrinkles and ageing. From Vloggers to Bloggers, beauty experts to well, me – coconut water is rightly part of millions of beauty regimes around the world.
- Reduces Blood Pressure
Yes, it’s those pesky little things again – electrolytes. Having too few (or too many) can result in a rise in blood pressure. Having coconut water in the morning has been shown to result in the balancing of these levels in your blood stream, helping to maintain a healthy blood pressure.
- Helps with Weight-loss
That’s right, you heard us – coconut water can help you shed those excess pounds. Not only is it low in calories, especially compared to some of the other drinks on the market, but it also contains enzymes that help speed up fat metabolism. The potassium it contains, directly leads to the reduction of water weight too.