2. Helps Treat Diabetes
Although coconut is sweet, it doesn’t contain processed sugar or other ingredients that are harmful to diabetics, and may even help lower blood sugar levels.
In one study, it was shown to decrease blood sugar levels in diabetic rats, and on a longer-term basis, the diabetic rats that were given coconut water regularly maintained blood sugar levels more effectively than diabetic rats that did not consume coconut water.
In addition, the diabetic rats who drank coconut water had the right levels of hemoglobin A1c that helps regulate blood sugar. In addition, it has magnesium which lowers blood sugar levels.