Is Coconut Water Good For Diabetes?

Hello, I'm Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncilcom, researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes

Today I'm going to answer the question, is coconut water good for diabetes But before we get into that, make sure you download my free diabetes management book which also includes a diabetes grocery shopping guide (foods to eat and avoid) and other tips to better manage your blood sugar to avoid complications by clicking the link below Let me state right up front I am not a fan of the coconut I have stated this before and my opinion hasn’t changed One of my biggest fears in life would to be on one of those survivor type TV shows on an island with nothing but coconut to eat

I have never liked the taste or texture, even the smell makes me nauseous So I would never even consider coconut water as a way to hydrate But, as I always try my best to do, I went into the research for this video with an open mind The nutritional breakdown of coconut water is interesting: 46 calories 05 grams of fat 9 grams of carbohydrate 3 grams of fiber 2 grams of protein 252 milligrams of sodium 600 milligrams of potassium Coconut water is a relatively low cal/low carb beverage

It also contains a fair amount of sodium and potassium as well as magnesium, calcium, and phosphate Collectively, these minerals are known as electrolytes Instead of sugary sports drinks, coconut water has become an all-natural way to replenish electrolytes for many athletes and those who work out regularly But is it good for diabetes? Pure coconut water is sterile, thus it is safe It contains very little in carbs but most of those carbs come from sugar

The GI of coconut water is 3, the glycemic load is zero Therefore as little potential to raise your blood sugar So yes, coconut water is good for diabetes BUT, you must read labels on this one If you choose to try coconut water make sure you are getting pure coconut water

100% natural and 100% pure coconut water are not the same thing Sugar is natural So if a company decides to add sugar to the water to make it taste better, it is 100% natural, but not 100% pure coconut water I hope this answered your question is coconut water good or bad for diabetes Don’t forget to get your diabetes management book by clicking the link in the description box below

Let me know if you have any other diabetes related questions Thank you I am Ty Mason

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