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Lower Your Blood Pressure with Coconut Water

Anthony Gucciardi
November 28th, 2011
Updated 11/08/2012 at 11:54 am
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Coconut water is not only delicious, but it could be a viable natural solution to lowering your blood pressure. One study has shown the benefits of this natural heart helper. Amazingly, coconut water was found to lower the blood pressure of 71% of study participants.

Coconut water is a clear, light, liquid that is quite refreshing. Extracted from young, green coconuts that have not reached maturity, coconut water is actually comprised of about 95% water content. In order to locate the proper coconut, look for coconuts that are white, smooth, and pointed on one end. These are not the ‘traditional’ coconuts you may be used to seeing in the produce section which are brown and covered in small hairs.

These young coconuts will be in the refrigerated section, as they are perishable.

Coconut Water is Full of Vital Nutrients, Better than Sports Drinks

Hawaiians actually call coconut water “noelani,” which means “dew from the heavens.” The drink is even held in high regard in  many tropical cultures. Due to the health-promoting contents of the beverage and the immense hydrating qualities it harnesses, it is no surprise that coconut water is a far better alternative to additive-laden sports drinks.

In fact, one 2007 study found sodium-enriched coconut water to be as effective as commercial sports drinks in overall hydration with far less stomach pains. Of course coconut water also surpasses sports drinks due to an impressive nutritional profile, including:

  • Essential B vitamins, minerals, and trace elements (such as zinc, selenium, iodine, sulfur, and manganese).
  • The 5 essential electrolytes (potassium, sodium, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium).
  • Amino acids, organic acids, enzymes, antioxidants, and phytonutrients.

Perhaps the most compelling reason to drink coconut water is the fact that it reduced blood pressure in 71% of those who drank it. Hypertension can lead to stroke, myocardial infraction, heart failure, and much more. Beyond that, it is a leading cause of chronic kidney failure.

Instead of taking pharmaceutical drugs riddled with side effects, coconut water presents itself as a powerful hypertension solution without the harsh side effects.

About Anthony Gucciardi:
1.thumbnail Lower Your Blood Pressure with Coconut WaterGoogle Plus ProfileAnthony is the Editor of NaturalSociety whose work has been read by millions worldwide and is routinely featured on major alternative and mainstream news website alike, including the powerful Drudge Report, NaturalNews, Daily Mail, and many others. Anthony has appeared on programs like Russia Today (RT), Savage Nation, The Alex Jones Show, Coast to Coast AM, and many others. Anthony is also dedicated to aiding various non-profit organizations focused around health and rehabilitation as well as the creator of the independent political website Storyleak

From around the web:

  • Lneill

    Can you put a table spoon of organic coconut oil in a glass of water? I can't get real coconuts.

  • Margaretjohnson

    Does the bottled coconut water have the effect of lowering blood pressure?

  • Mandy

    I never tried coconut water but since i been looking for a way to lower my blood pressure naturally Im going to give it a try!

  • Anonymous

    Get off your pharmaceuticals and drink some coconut water.

  • Ben

    I love coconut water, it really does give me energy!