One cup of coconut water has:

  • Carbs: 9 grams.
  • Fiber: 3 grams.
  • Protein: 2 grams.
  • Vitamin C: 10% of the RDI.
  • Magnesium: 15% of the RDI.
  • Manganese: 17% of the RDI.
  • Potassium: 17% of the RDI.
  • Sodium: 11% of the RDI.
  • Calcium: 6% of the RDI.

Along with all of these vitamins and minerals, coconut water is loaded with antioxidants that help defeat free radicals in the body and protect cell health. In a study on rats it was shown that coconut water could help level out blood sugar levels in the body. Coconut is also a good source of magnesium. This helps improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar for persons with prediabetes and those with type 2 diabetes.
helpful nutritional facts from healthy lifestyle secretsSecret: An average green coconut contains 0.5-1 cups of coconut water. One cup or 240 grams of coconut water contains 46 calories.

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