Pure coconut water is a cholesterol free drink, really low in carbohydrates and naturally sweet. It has some mineral component that includes magnesium, sodium, potassium, phosporus, and electrolytes in addition to calcium. Also the cooling fresh taste in coconut water really make it perfect to use as natural isotonic drink during the pregnancy.
In some countries there are some myths about drinking young coconut water suggesting that it can help with delivery, that the baby will born with lighter skin and nourished hair. It's all because it's not just minerals that are found in coconut water, there are also an abundance of vitamins too. These include vitamin C, nicotinic acid, folic acid, pantothenic acid, biotin, and riboflavin. Vitamin C on it's own is known as an antioxidant, which is very helpful for skin care. The protein made of amino acids is a major structucal protein to firm skin and create collagen. Collagen is vital for skin elasticity. So drinking coconut water during the pregnancy will be benefit to the baby's skin.
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Coconut water is purely sterile which helps to detoxify and boost metabolism for the body. It's contains the lauric acid for anti bacterial that helps in enhancing the immune system and keeps the body safe by fighting diseases. The monolaurin works as an antiviral monoglyceride and has the ability to kill a variety of viruses and bacteria in the body.
Aids digestion; during pregnancy, the placenta produces the hormone progesterone that can slow down the muscle contractions of the stomach and making the digestion becomes slow.The certain forms of dietary fibre in young coconut water can treat some stomach problem like dysentry, indigestion, constipation, intestinal worms, bladder infections and malfunctioning kidneys. It's also natural diuretic to prevent urinary tract infections and kidney stones.
Blood Circulation; poor blood circulation could also caused by diabetes which is create problems like numbness in the feet and leg cramps. Coconut water helps to improve blood circulation and reduces plaque formation to help give relief to these symptoms and prevent woman from having a cramp around leg area during the pregnancy.
Did you drink coconut water during your pregnancy?