(Article reprinted from Shed Pounds: http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/fitness/weight-loss/how-drinking-pure-coconut-water-can-help-you-shed-pounds.html)
“Pure coconut water is an ideal drink if you want to hydrate your body. It is also a drink that embodies the very essence of nature: it is biologically pure, and full of salts, sugars and vitamins. With all these natural properties, it is a pure drink which is well-suited to keeping away fatigue and a general feeling of lack of energy. Drinking pure coconut water has been discovered to give benefits in the area of helping you shed unwanted pounds. A prime reason is because it is a health drink, above all else. Tropical cultures know all about the weight-loss benefits, as well as other benefits of pure coconut water, because they have been using it for centuries.
What drinking pure coconut water has been shown to do is increase your metabolic rate. In this way, drinking pure coconut water can help you shed those pounds because it will actually raise your metabolic rate. Here is how it works. Coconut water is a great way to keep you hydrated, and if you are hydrated, you are less likely to store fat in your body to help raise your body temperature. Your body temperature drops a little bit if you are dehydrated. During dehydration, your metabolism is affected negatively in this way. Fighting off this weight increase that you would experience from being dehydrated is one reason why drinking pure coconut water helps you shed pounds.
The noun diuretic refers to a fluid (mainly drugs) that forces you to urinate with more frequency. A diuretic is usually used to cleanse the body of unwanted drugs, such as in the case of an overdose. However, coconut water is nature’s diuretic, and drinking enough of it will cause your waste to pass through your system with greater ease and, thus, greater speed. It is in this fashion that coconut water can help you shed your unwanted pounds, by ridding your system of said waste.
However, note that in this weight loss fashion, you are not actually losing fat; you are just losing more liquid. While this loss of liquid does show up on any weight scale as factual weight loss, it is oftentimes only temporary and can even be hazardous when abused to excess. In the case of coconut water, though, it is not a powerful diuretic, so it cannot be easily abused.
The final way that drinking pure coconut water can help you shed pounds is due to its favorable properties. It has absolutely no cholesterol, so drinking more coconut water in place of beverages that have cholesterol is an automatic inducer of weight loss. Fat-wise, coconut water contains less fat that even milk, which means you stand to gain less weight or even lose weight than if you continue drinking milk. In comparison to other popular drinks like orange juice, for instance, coconut water comes with fewer calories, meaning that if you substitute coconut water for orange juice, assuming you drink significant amounts of orange juice, you ought to shed some pounds.”