Commonly known to the Filipino people as “buko juice”, coconut water is one of nature’s gifts to humankind. It is packed with vitamins and minerals, with a flavor that is as natural and refreshing as it gets.
This clear liquid is extracted from coconuts that can grow as large as a basketball.
Dubbed as “Mother Nature’s Sports Drink” by the advertising world, the demand for coconut water has went through the roof over the past couple of years.
This is because Filipinos just love their buko juice and if you didn’t have enough reasons why, here are 5 more to get you on the buko juice bandwagon!
1.) KEEPS YOU HYDRATED – Composed of a well-balanced fluid filled with calories and sugars, coconut water is an ideal drink to combat dehydration. Professional tennis player John Isner swears by coconut water as his drink of choice that has kept him on his feet for his epic 11-hour Wimbledon win.
2.) BETTER DIGESTION – Coconut water is packed with enzymes that help the digestive tract, helping you get rid of those unwanted toxins in your body.
3.) CAN LOWER BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS – The magnesium levels in coconut water are enough to aid in increasing insulin sensitivity and lowering blood sugar levels.
4.) MAY PREVENT KIDNEY STONES – For all you alcoholics out there, gulping down a huge amount of water for a day after a night of heavy drinking is a good idea, but drinking coconut water is even better. Drinking buko juice can help in preventing kidney stones from forming.
5.) STABILIZES BLOOD PRESSURE - The high potassium content of coconut water can counteract sodium buildup, one of the root causes of clogged arteries which results in cardiac arrests.
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