Benefits of Drinking Fresh Coconut Water When Vacationing in Roatan
There aren’t many things more exciting than a planned tropical vacation. The thoughts of the sea, sand and sun are enough to make any day jobber nod off in an oceanfront daydream. And although these types of vacations are great for relaxing, recharging the batteries and getting some much-needed rest, there are some drawbacks to spending a couple weeks in the sun drinking fruity tropical drinks. One of these concerns, especially for people whose bodies aren’t acclimated to temperatures in the high 80s or above, is dehydration. Luckily there’s a local homegrown solution to this problem. We provide for you a list of benefits of drinking fresh coconut water when vacationing in Roatan.
If it isn’t already obvious from the intro paragraph, fresh coconut water is a great way to rehydrate the body. Not only will it quench the thirst caused by high temperatures and sunny days, its high levels of magnesium and potassium are like those found in sports drinks designed for immediate rehydration. Coconut water tastes great, goes down easy and is gentle on the stomach – everything you want in a rehydrating beverage.
For those who over-imbibed at the tiki bar, coconut water is a great tonic to help relieve the effects of a hangover. The combination of electrolytes and antioxidants found in coconut water helps the body to retain the fluids lost after a heavy night of drinking. The fact that it’s also easy on the stomach is just what you need when it comes to nursing a hangover.
Blood Pressure Reduction
Coconut water can be used by those who suffer from high blood pressure to help regulate their readings. Potassium helps to neutralize the negative effects of sodium while the high levels of magnesium in coconut water can stop the blood vessels from constricting therefore allowing the blood to flow easier. A couple of cups of fresh coconut water each day can improve blood pressure readings.
Heart Disease Reduction
Coconut water has anti-inflammatory and antiplatelet properties which can cut down on the formation of plaque in the arteries which is a major factor in the risk of strokes and heart attacks. Coconut water has also been found to lower the levels of bad cholesterol (low density lipoprotein aka LDL) while increasing the levels of good cholesterol (high density lipoprotein aka HDL) which can lower the risk of heart disease. Studies have shown that coconut water can affect the metabolism of lipids to the point of counteracting the levels of cholesterol in the system.
Weight Loss Promotion
Coconut water is very low in calories. A 12 ounce serving averages around 65 calories. But beyond simply being low in calories it also contains enzymes that help with digestion and the metabolism of fat. The relatively high levels of potassium are also helpful in neutralizing water retaining sodium in the body. Drinking coconut water on a regular basis can help flush toxins and excess water from the body.
Migraine Headache Treatment
It’s been found that many people who suffer from migraine headaches also have lowered levels of magnesium in the body. The magnesium rich drink can counteract this deficiency while also increasing hydration and supplying much needed electrolytes.
Blood Sugar Regulation
Studies have shown that coconut water can play a role in lowering blood sugar levels. It’s thought that the amino acids and fiber found in coconut water can increase the body’s response to insulin which can help regulate glucose levels in the blood. For those who suffer from diabetes, coconut water can help mitigate symptoms such as numbness in the extremities and the buildup of arterial plaque.
Coconut water contains plant-based hormones called cytokinins. These phytohormones have been found to exhibit anti-aging, anti-thrombotic and anti-carcinogenic properties. Certain coconut water cytokinins have been found to play a role in the formation of anti-aging compounds Other cytokinins in coconut water help prevent the creation of neural plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Still other cytokinins have been found to slow down the growth of cancerous cells in the colon.
Help Your Body While Enjoying Your Vacation
Take advantage of the benefits of drinking fresh coconut water when vacationing in Roatan and you’ll not only relax and recharge, but you can make yourself healthier as well! Even better is that when you are staying at Blue Bahia, we are surrounded by coconut trees and several locals in the neighborhood will often walk along the beach selling fresh ones ready to be cracked open.