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Coconut water is very useful for the body. It contains 94% water and is fat and cholesterol free. It is naturally sweet and hydrating and is rich in minerals, carbohydrates and electrolytes like potassium, sodium and magnesium. Coconut water is very nutritious as it contains vitamin A, vitamin K and vitamin C, which also help in increasing collagen for the skin.

In this article, we will discuss when and how much coconut water should be consumed.

  1. When to drink coconut water
  2. How much coconut water to drink
  3. Things to keep in mind
Doctors for When and how much coconut water to drink

Coconut water is consumed in different ways in different conditions.

Diarrhea-related dehydration

Due to diarrhea, there is a lack of water in our body, which increases the risk of dehydration. Coconut water can be consumed in mild diarrhea to protect yourself from dehydration and rehydrate yourself. 

(Read more: Home remedies for diarrhea)

For better performance in exercise

Coconut water contains natural electrolytes that have the potential to replace energy drinks used to enhance and improve performance. Many research studies have shown that coconut water works in the same way as other sports drinks to keep you hydrated. Drinking one serving of coconut water immediately after running can be very beneficial. 

(Read more: Benefits of running)

High blood pressure

Coconut water contains high amounts of potassium, due to which a serving of coconut water daily can help people suffering from high blood pressure to keep their blood pressure normal. It also keeps blood sugar levels normal. 

(Read more: Foods to reduce and control blood pressure)


Doctors always advise people who have kidney stones to drink more water, but according to some research studies, consuming coconut water can prove to be better in such situations.

Weight loss

If you want to lose weight, then you should consume coconut water. Although coconut water obviously has more calories than plain water, it is much lower in calories than other beverages like soda and juice.

(Read more: Diet chart for weight loss)

How much coconut water one should drink depends on the age, health and many other factors of the given person. In general, you can drink one serving of coconut water daily. There is no suitable time to consume coconut water so, according to your need, you can consume it at any time of the day. Electrolytes and antioxidants are present in coconut water, which prevent many health problems and improve your metabolism. The lauric acid present in it is also helpful in boosting your immunity.

Coconut water can also be made a part of your daily routine as a beverage, but if you have any serious illness or any kind of allergy, then you must consult your doctor before you start consuming it.

(Read more: Food allergy)

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