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4 ways coconut water can make you look and feel younger

The hidden health benefits of this deliciously nutritious drink

15 Nov 2015 | 05:18 pm
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Coconut water is a tasty alternative to sugary, processed drinks and it has a myriad of benefits. Here are but a few: 

1. It Gives You Healthy Skin

The nutrients in coconut water remove acne as well as blemishes. At the same time, they tone the skin. This is the reason most skin-care products have coconut extracts.

2. It Helps with Digestion and Metabolism

If you make poor food choices, you can guarantee that your digestive system does not work as it should. Your metabolic rate could also probably use some improvement. A sluggish digestive system can lead to feelings of lethargy, brain fog, and over time can develop into more serious problems. It’s a good idea to keep your digestion humming along. Coconut water, helps improve both digestion as well as metabolism. The compounds responsible for improving those functions are acid phosphatase, catalase, and dehydrogenase. In addition, there is also some fibre in coco water which helps in digestion. Furthermore, coconut water also reduces acid reflux. 

3. It Can Slow Ageing

There are suggestions from scientists that coconut water can slow down the ageing process. This is attributed to the presence of cytokinins in the water.

The Perfect Workout Drink


4. It’s More Hydrating than Water

If you always have a drink when working out, that drink better be coconut water. During workouts, you lose a lot of energy, fluid and nutrients. These need to be replaced. With coconut water’s composition, you have the ability to replace almost all of these with one drink. With the presence of electrolytes it makes an amazing drink for rehydration. However, since some exercises are so intense, it may be a good idea to pair coconut water with protein. 

What Coconut Water To drink? 

If you have the ability to get your hands on fresh coconut water straight from the coconut then this is obviously ideal. Other than that there are a few fantastic drinks which you can get your hands on in the UAE market.

Our favourites are:


A 100% all natural coconut water which is fantastic for all occasions.


An amazing recovery drink which is high in protein and hydrates you at the same time. Bonus!

Nutrition Souq is the UAE’s number one fitness marketplace.