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5 Reasons why you should Nuts for Coconuts

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Dubbed as nature’s energy drink, coconut water has gained massive popularity of late with nutritionists and health gurus alike advocating its benefits of daily use.

So is coconut water really the world’s best kept secret or is all this hype just a product of fancy advertising and catchy slogans. After all, what is wrong with good ol’ mineral water? Let’s put on our reading glasses and do some research into what this fad is all about. Before you run down to the supermarket to stock your fridge with this tropical delight, here are 5 reasons why you should go nuts for coconuts!

1. All-rounded health drink

Contrary to popular belief, healthy food can taste good as well! Apart from being rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients that are quintessential to your body, studies have also shown that coconut water has the following health benefits:

  • Lowered Blood Pressure
  • Lowered Cholesterol
  • Prevents Indigestion
  • Prevents strokes and brain disorders
  • Helps diabetics by slowing sugar release into blood stream
  • Digestive and urinary health

For all the science geeks out there who want to know the exact breakdown of what coconut water actually contains, click here!

And for everyone else who don’t know how much Vitamin K or Fluoride we need to stay healthy, we can take comfort in knowing that doctors and scientists have conducted extensive research and given a two thumbs up in recommending coconut water as an excellent healthy beverage. 😀

2. Shed some weight

Sporty@jasonjuliuslim

Yes, you read it right. To all the calorie counters out there hard at work trying to get that beach bod, here’s something you can try! Low in calories and easy on the stomach, coconut water is an ideal drink if you’re trying to shed those extra pounds.

Its high level of potassium helps to balance out excess sodium which is the main culprit of water retention, probably something most people trying to lose weight would have heard of. Various bioactive enzymes contained in coconut water also help to aid digestion and boost fat metabolism.

3. Clearer skin all day errday

Clear skin@jasminedanker

Wanna get rid of those stubborn zits? Regularly applying coconut water can actually clear up and tone your skin. If ingested orally, it increases the moisture level as well as reduces the oiliness.

4. Get sporty and hydrate yourself

Running@gerritheberri

The next time you go for jog or do any physical activity, try hydrating yourself with coconut water instead. It’s said to be more effective than those sports and energy drink and contains 294mg of potassium and 5mg of natural sugar which is of a healthier range!

5. Cures your hangover

Hangover@jhwphay

“I got a hangover, woahhhh”

Some of us have probably been there, well you know how it feels – Not. Good.

Prepare some coconut water if you think you’re gonna have a crazy night out, this will help your tummy issues and reduce those frequent urination and vomiting. Yikes!

Now that you know how awesome coconut water is, why not make a trip to the store and get yourself some Vita Coco!

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Vita Coco is having a social media contest where one lucky winner will receive a pair of plane tickets to Bali!

Contest Mechanics:

  1. Grab yourself an unopened coconut
  2. Snap a photo of yourself trying to open it CREATIVELY
  3. Post the image to a photo sharing site, and describe HOW you are trying to open the coconut, along with these hashtags (#HydrateNaturally, #PoweredbyCoconuts, #VitaCocoSG)
  4. And don’t forget to follow @Vitacocosg for refreshing updates!

Remember to set your account to “Public”.  apply.

You get to also earn $5 for your first entry when you submit your post’s permalink through the Snap Share platform on your ChurpChurp account!

Contest Period: 2/10/2015 to 18/10/2015

So get kooky, creative and start cracking those coconuts! Terms & Conditions apply.

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