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Weight Loss: Drink Coconut Water to Get in Shape

Here is how coconut water helps in effective weight loss.

Published: February 22, 2020 1:30 PM IST

By Lifestyle Staff | Edited by Juhi Kumari

Weight Loss: Drink Coconut Water to Get in Shape
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Drinking coconut water is one of the best ways to lose weight. Considered as a wonder drink, coconut water has an impeccable taste and flavour. This natural sports drink can instantly boost your energy. Due to the presence of natural enzymes and low calorie, coconut water can effectively help you shed those extra kilos. Additionally, consuming it at the right time can double the health benefits. Containing essential minerals and vitamins, this drink can maintain the level of electrolytes in the body and keep you hydrated. Here is how its daily consumption can keep you in shape.

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Increases satiety

Being rich in fiber, coconut water can prevent food cravings and overeating. Also, it can maintain your blood sugar level and help in better digestion. Notably, poor digestion and spiked blood glucose levels are already associated with weight gain. To understand the mechanism, you must know that when the level of sugar spikes in your blood, it signals your pancreas to make more insulin to control the level. And high insulin secretion encourages more fat storage in the body. Additionally, constipation and slow bowel movement can cause bloating and hence cause weight gain.

Low in calories

A cup of coconut water contains 46 calories, which is too less than what other drinks contain. It is considered as a good option as its consumption doesn’t spike your sugar level and maintains the levels of electrolytes in the body. Coconut water also provides you an array of vitamins and minerals.

Increases metabolic rate

Having a low metabolic rate means that the consumed food doesn’t get digested soon in your body. It takes more than the required time to do so making you feel full for a longer duration. This can make you obese. Having coconut water on a daily basis can improve digestion and channeling of energy production.

Lowers cholesterol level

A high amount of bad cholesterol in the body can not only make you obese but can also put you at an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. Drinking coconut water every day can lower the amount of bad cholesterol by converting it into bile acids, that can easily be excreted out by the body. Also, it ensures smooth blood flow.

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