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With a long list of do’s and don’ts, following a diabetes diet can be tad-bit tricky. But coconut water is an elixir that is fresh and devoid of any artificial sweetener or preservatives. Coconut water is the clear liquid from green coconuts and an excellent slow carb drink to replenish electrolytes. It can be enjoyed when consumed in right quantities (i.e. twice a week) after checking your blood sugars – says our Diabetes Care Expert, Sampada Kulkarni.
Keep in mind: If you happen to buy the tetra pack, make sure to pick the one which is 100% pure and without added sugar.

Advantages of drinking coconut water:

Nutrient power-drink:
Tender coconut water is a nutritious beverage.It is an excellent oral re-hydration medium which keeps the body cool. A glass of this stuff will ensure you are pumped with electrolytes, vitamins and minerals like potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus etc.

Improves blood circulation:
The magnesium salts present in coconut water helps improve blood circulation. Consuming coconut water improves conditions like numbness in feet, blurred vision, kidney stones and aids in treating disorders like atherosclerosis due to its high antioxidant content. Potassium in coconut water helps control high blood pressure.

Help lose weight:
It prevents unnecessary hunger and therefore enables you to eat less. High bio-active enzyme content helps digestion and increase fat metabolism. Increased fat metabolism helps break down fat cells into active energy molecules.

Promotes fat burning:
Coconut water consumption induces metabolism which in turn promotes fat burning and sugar burning process within the body.

Blood sugar management:
The glycemic index of coconut water is 3, and the glycemic load is 0; which does not lead to an immediate spike of blood sugar.

Natural detoxifier:
Potassium salts help in dissolving kidney salts. It promotes urine production and thereby assists in detoxification. But individuals with kidney related issues like chronic kidney disease should avoid it since it is rich in potassium.

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