Coconut Water Vs Isotonic Drink

Benefits Of Drinking Coconut Water V/S Isotonic Drinks

Coconut water

Benefits of coconut water sets apart from other isotonic drinks:

  • It is a natural Isotonic which means that it has the same concentration of salts and minerals found in the blood. As a matter of fact, because of its similarity to blood plasma, coconut water IV was used during World War 2 and Vietnam because of shortage of blood.
  • Unlike artificial isotonic drinks which are synthetic and have high levels of sugar, citric acid and sodium citrate; coconut water has essential vitamins and minerals (potassium, sodium,chloride, calcium, iron, bicarbonate,phosphorous and magnesium) in perfect balance.
  • It has more Potassium then Isotonic Drinks (1500mg). Potassium in the coconut water helps avoid injuries due to muscle cramps.
  • It has an added benefit of reducing the risks of heart disease.
  • Helps boosts thyroid function.
  • 1 banana=12 oz coconut water.
  • It maximizes metabolism which helps weight-loss effort.
  • It is a great detoxifier, as it flushes out toxins thus increasing circulation.
  • Because of the cleansing effect of the coconut water on the liver, drinking coconut water helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels, reduces LDL and improves HDL.
  • It improves gastrointestinal health and helps people with leaky gut.
  • Helps people who have frequent UTI or bladder infections, and breaks down kidney stones.
  • It balances blood sugar levels which helps reduce cravings.
  • It helps maintain the body ph.
  • Coconut water has Cytokinins, also known as anti-aging hormones,  helps the skin from sagging and reducing the risk of degenerative diseases.
  • Coconut water has Lauric acid which is found in breast milk which helps fight  infections with its great anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties .
  • It has more electrolyte then other isotonic drinks.
  • It has no additives,colors preservative or HFCS.
  • It is cholesterol free and fat free.
  • It has only 60 calories per serving.
  • It is a natural diuretic.
  • It is safe for all ages.
  • Contains Vitamin B-6, B-2, B-1 and folate.
  • Low in sodium
  • It has Vitamin -C to boost immunity.
  • It has natural sugar and not processed sugar.
  • Below is the chart for comparison of electrolytes  found in each drink per serving :
  • Coconut WaterIsotonic drinks
    Pottasium650mg45mg
    Magnesium60mg 0
    Chloride118mg39mg
    Sodium25mg160mg
    Sugar5 to 11mg10 to 25 mg
    Calcium58mg 0
    Vitamin C5.8mg 0


 

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