People call coconut water as Mother Nature's sports drink, and they are not far from the truth.
Coconut water, especially the natural ones that come fresh from a young green coconut, are packed with nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
Not only that, the coconut water is naturally sweet, and the natural sweetness is not as damaging to the teeth as other beverages or delicacies with artificial sweeteners. From a nutritional standpoint, coconut water is a great beverage with a sweet taste that refreshes you. It has electrolytes, which is why sports drinks help you not only quench your thirst, but also to refresh you and give you more energy.
Should I Substitute My Glasses of Water for Coconut Water Then?In a nutshell, no. From a dental perspective, nothing beats the cleansing power of water, especially if you compare it with coconut water. Coconut water, while packed with vitamins and minerals, still can cause damage, albeit very small and almost insignificant, to your teeth since it is sweet, and bacteria love sweet things.
Water is neutral and would be a better cleansing agent since it does not promote an environment for bacteria like any sweet beverage can. Also, our bodies are made of 80% water, and there is nothing better to refresh not only your dental health, but your whole body, by replenishing it with clean water.
Also, there is also a medical term named Hypervitaminosis, which basically means an overdose, of a specific vitamin or even vitamins. Coconut water has quite a lot of vitamins and minerals. That means that there is a big chance of hypervitaminosis if you only drink coconut water without adjusting your diet.
Coconut water is good, but there is also the possibility of having too much of a good thing. If you have any questions about how certain beverages or food affect your dental health, talk to us and let us help you.
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