Top 10 Health Benefits of Coconut Water (Buko Juice)

January 14, 2017
(Last Updated On: January 18, 2017)

The Top 10 Health Benefits of drinking Coconut Water (Buko Juice)

Coconut water is a nutritious and tasty drink that is making waves online due to health claims of many athletes and even celebrities like Rihanna, Madonna, Demi Moore, Kim Kardashian, Anne Hathaway, Chris Pine, to name a few.





Coconut water comes from young green coconuts and is packed with electrolytes, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids and enzymes for optimum health. It is a low-calorie drink that makes it a better option than sports or energy drinks. It also contains more potassium than banana.Top 10 health benefits of Coconut Water or Buko Juice

This article provides a list of the surprising benefits of coconut water / buko juice  for the body you may or may not know yet.

  1. REHYDRATION

Coconut water is an effective thirst quencher after workout or sun exposure. It is great in supplying electrolytes to the body and helping it recover from dehydration. It is also the answer to fluid loss from diarrhea, vomiting, or excessive sweating. It contains five essential electrolytes which are calcium, magnesium, phosphrus, potassium and sodium. It is a tasty alternative to water because of the sweetness from its natural sugar. Sports and energy drinks are high in sugar, that’s why coconut water makes a better and healthier option every time.

  1. PROMOTES WEIGHT LOSS

Drinking coconut water is an ideal habit to aid in weight loss. It is low in calories and free of fat and cholesterol. It is easy on the stomach but gives you a full feeling after enjoying the drink. Every 250g serving of coconut water contains only 46 calories.

It is also rich potassium, richer than bananas in fact. Potassium regulates excess sodium which can cause water retention, and adding to water weight. Drinking coconut water can flush this excess water out of the body.

  1. PROMOTES URINARY HEALTH

Coconut water can aid in the prevention of kidney stones formation. Its rich potassium content promotes alkalize urine production, while dissolving and flushing out certain types of kidney stones out of the body.

It also has antibacterial properties that help prevent bladder and urinary tract infections.

Top 10 health benefits of Coconut Water or Buko Juice

  1. PROMOTES COLON HEALTH

Due to the coconut water’s high fiber content, it is great for colon health and digestion. Unlike other juices that lose its fiber from the juicing process, coconut water is able to retain its rich dietary fiber content.

  1. LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE

Managing your blood pressure is made easy and natural by coconut water. It has potassium, magnesium and vitamin C that balances out the negative effects of excess sodium which is responsible for high blood pressure. Begin your day by drinking a cup of coconut water and take away the ‘pressure’.

  1. GOOD FOR THE HEART

Also known as a heart tonic, coconut water can lower the risk of heart disease. It contains antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-platelet properties that aid in better circulation – which means lower risk of heart attack and stroke.

Coconut water also helps reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol and increase ‘good’ cholesterol.

  1. RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS

Coconut water is rich in antioxidants that fight harmful free radicals from causing cell damage and cell death. Antioxidants are beneficial in protecting against the development of cancer, aging and a variety of diseases.

  1. GREAT FOR DETOX

Detox means total body cleansing from different body toxins. Once on detox, just drink water. But drinking coconut water is always a better option because it still has the treasure trove of nutrients needed by the body during this time of fasting. Plus, it’s delicious, light and refreshing in every gulp.

Top 10 health benefits of Coconut Water or Buko Juice

  1. NATURAL HANGOVER CURE

A hangover is equivalent to dehydration. It flushes out fluids from your body through frequent urination and vomiting. Coconut water is an all natural remedy to take the hangover away and make you feel better. Due to its potassium content, it provides quick recovery by replenishing the electrolytes in the body.

The antioxidants in coconut water also help counter oxidative stress and settle your acidic stomach.

  1. NATURAL HEADACHE REMEDY

Dehydration can trigger headaches and even migraines. Coconut water is highly hydrating and provides instant relief. It is also high in magnesium which is helpful in reducing migraine attacks.

With all these health benefits, it’s no wonder you’ll be loco for coco in no time!

 

Here are some of Filipino Recipes with Buko ingredients;

1] Buko Melon Salad Recipe

2] Buko, Sago and Gulaman Salad Recipe

Buko, Sago and Gulaman Salad Recipe

3] Buko Pandan Juice with Sago Recipe.

Buko Pandan Juice with Sago Recipe

4] Buko Lychee Salad Recipe

Buko Lychee Salad Recipe

 




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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Elisa
    April 26, 2018 at 5:13 am

    I called my husband to let him read this health benefits because he reacts when I asked for a buko juice twice a day.

    Honestly, buko juice help me. With my hemorrhoids that has blood. I drink a full glass of buko juice twice. I feel light from behind. I feel the hemorrhoid shrink from swelling. Then, I stop drinking for a few days, it went back and a bit painful to sit on. So, I’ll be back on track drinking it again. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Amber Ludwig

    March 15, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    I love adding coconut water to my smoothies!! I didn’t know it had all these amazing benefits besides hydration!!

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    Kristi

    March 12, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    I love coconut water. Did not know that it had antibacterial properties, that’s great.

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    Terry Poage

    March 11, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    I never knew there were so many benefits to coconut water.

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    Kimberly Flickinger

    March 5, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I never knew there were so many benefits to coconut water. Thank you for sharing, I think I am going to start adding it to my diet more frequently.

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    Pure Vitamen
    February 11, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    What’s up, all the time i used to check blog posts here in the
    early hours in the break of day, since i love to learn more and more.

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    Calvin F.

    February 5, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Thanks for informing me on the benefits of this wonderful coconut water. I love the refreshing taste it has.

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    Ashley Stone

    February 1, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Very interesting. I love coconut water ๐Ÿ™‚

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    janie vezina

    February 1, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    love coconut water.

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    Akshay

    January 23, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    A true bounty, thanks for sharing.

  • Reply

    Kara Marks

    January 21, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Interesting–great reasons to be drinking it!

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    Agnes Dela Cruz

    January 20, 2017 at 12:51 am

    We are so lucky that this wonder fruit is very abundant in our country. We can get it any time of the day. I love having buko juice fresh from the market on weekend.

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    Sara
    January 19, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Theses are good ideas

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    Lanie

    January 19, 2017 at 1:56 am

    I honestly just like the taste of coconut water but I had no idea it had so many benefits! I think I will be adding more of this to my daily diet. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you so much for sharing

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    Kelly

    January 18, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    I love all things coconut, but coconut water is not something I enjoy. The weird thing is that I have had coconut water out of a coconut and I loved it. But once it gets bottled I don’t like it. Weird.

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    Amber Ludwig

    January 18, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    I never knew it had so many benefits!! I love coconut juice just for the taste!! Now I can drink it knowing its fabulous for me too!!

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