Coconut water is a great beverage, containing many vitamins, minerals, energy…. However, if you do not know how to drink and overdo it, coconut water becomes harmful to your health.
According to BSCK II. Dinh Thi Kim Lien, Former Director of Nutrition Center, Bach Mai Hospital, young coconut water contains many nutritional values, including 95% water, the rest is sugar and some micronutrients such as potassium, iron, calcium. , phosphorus … Each young coconut provides about 70kcalo (100ml of fresh young coconut water has about 20 kcalo). This is a nutritious drink, especially in the summer, helping the body increase resistance, prevent kidney stones, regulate blood pressure and good for digestion.
However, Dr. Lien recommends not drinking more than 1-2 coconuts per day and should not drink it regularly because it can cause overweight, especially for obese people. Drinking 2 coconuts means you have 140 kcal loaded, which means you will have to walk for 45 minutes or cycle for 20 minutes to burn this amount of energy. Besides, it should also be noted that the amount of sugar in coconut water is quite high. Therefore, if you are overweight or obese, you should reduce kcal in other dishes while drinking coconut water.
According to traditional medicine, coconut water, especially coconut, is yin, that is, it has cooling properties, cooling, softening muscle tendons, lowering blood pressure. People with hemorrhoids, low blood pressure, headache due to low blood pressure, colds, rheumatism, and heart fatigue due to cold should not use it because it can be extremely harmful. Coconut and fruits with lots of water (watermelon …) are cooling properties (moist, low), when going in the sun, we should not eat or drink a lot because Oriental medicine thinks that “moisture is miserable”. damage to the spleen, bloating, indigestion, chills, especially harmful to the digestive tract and spleen.
When drinking coconut water, avoid drinking it at night with ice. Those are three negative factors combined (coconut water, ice, night), the better. In addition, if you just play sports or do heavy work, lose your strength, you should not rush to drink coconut water, because it will make your limbs sad, decrease your flexibility and agility. If used, it is necessary to drink slowly little by little.
Pregnant women in the first 3 months should also not drink coconut water. At that time, the embryo is still young, coconut water is cold, and pregnant women drink coconut water is not good for metabolism, eating. Besides, coconut water is 2% fat, making pregnant women indigestion and worsening morning sickness symptoms. However, pregnant women outside 3 months of pregnancy, drinking coconut water is very good, has antibacterial, anti-constipation and diuretic effects.
Coconut water is very good for pregnant women
Currently, some pregnant women think that drinking coconut water helps their children white, pink and beautiful, but Dr. Dinh Thi Kim Lien confirms that there is currently no specific study or accurate statistics on the problem. this. This is just an experience by oral pregnancy so the confidence level is not completely guaranteed. You should also note, buying and drinking coconut water properly also helps you to have more benefits in use.
Experts also recommend: In order for coconut water to promote its effects properly, we should not abuse coconut water even though it is very good. Drink only 1 fruit per day and should not be taken often. People with yin-yang organs such as pale skin, soft, cool muscles, cold hands and feet, eating slowly indigestion, eating less, less thirst, like to drink warm, easily get diarrhea, soft stools, heavy people, Impatient, slow, … should not use coconut water.