Coconut water benefits are amazing! In Hawaii, long before Mai Tais came into fashion, the local’s drink of choice was pure coconut water.
Found inside green coconuts, young coconut water has a slightly sweet almond flavor and is naturally low in calories and fat. Coconut water has an average of about 45 calories per cup.
Throughout the world, organic coconut water is quickly becoming a popular sports drink, and is used as a natural cure for hangovers. In fact, its health benefits are huge. It has more electrolytes than Gatorade — and more potassium than a banana, which is great for muscle cramps. (Coconut water potassium averages 250 mg per 100 g.)
Other benefits include kidney cleansing, stress reduction, heart health and mental acuity.
You can find bottled or canned coconut water at local markets, but nothing beats drinking out of a fresh coconut on the beach!