Can coconut water help reduce depression?

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Coconut water is the clear liquid inside coconuts.

Unlike other juices, unflavored coconut water is low in sugar and calories.

Coconut water is popular for rehydration after exercise or during mild illness. It’s true that coconut water has electrolytes, such as potassium, sodium, and manganese.

Coconut is a delicious, electrolyte-filled, natural beverage that may benefit your heart, moderate your blood sugar, help improve your kidney health and keep you refreshed and hydrated after a workout.

However, if you drink too much coconut water, it may be bad for your health.

Coconut water is very high in potassium, which is necessary to keep the fluid levels in your body balanced.

Too much potassium, however, can lead to a condition called hyperkalemia, in which your heart muscles throb very quickly without actually moving any blood.

A popular claim about coconut water is that it can help improve your mood. One study shows that drinking coconut water may have an antidepressant effect.

This video discusses whether coconut water can help reduce depression.

This is not professional advice, please seek out a professional if you need help.

This video is created for educational purposes and awareness around different topics. Video may or may not be able to go fully in-depth in such a limited time.

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