We all know that when our rice is done we drain the water out, but what you don't know is that the water contains healthy properties for the body.
Also the coconut water most of us Nigerians take for granted can even save your life and contains a lot of healthy properties and benefits of coconut water.
So in this article, we are going to talk about all the health properties and benefits 8f what we are wasting and taking for granted. So let's dive into this article.
The health benefits of rice water.
Rice water is one of the best and cheapest ways to take care of your skin, when rubbed on the face it becomes sticky and all acne and pimples will disappear, but you must do this at least 3 days a week. Let's look into some other health benefits:
1. For lighting of skin:
rice water can be used to lighten up the skin or reduce dark patches. In a lot of soaps and creams that is why you see a huge difference in your complexion.
So many people have testified that rice water is effective for the lighting of the skin. Some of the chemicals in rice water are known to lighten pigment, no evidence has been found for how effective it is.
Rice water is known for helping with skin irritation caused by sodium laurel sulfate (SLS), this is an ingredient found in many personal care products. Evidence has shown that using rice water at least twice a day helps the skin that has been dried and damaged by SLS, it opens up the pores and makes your body to provide oil for the skin.
Hair that has been bleached can be helped by rice water you may ask how, inositol is a chemical in rice water. It helps repair damaged hair from the inside out, and strengthens your hair, and also fixes split ends.
So many people recommend drinking rice water if you get food poisoning or a stomach upset. There is solid proof that rice helps diarrhea, it often contains a little arsenic. Drinking a lot of rice water with a concentration of arsenic can lead to cancers, vascular disease, hypertension, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes, so please don't drink a lot of rice water, be warned.
Chemicals found in rice water have been shown to help protect the skin against the sun’s rays, and how global warming is happening this is the cheapest you can get. It is more effective if mixed with other plants.
So we have talked about rice now let's talk about coconut.
Health benefits of coconut water.
This one is even easy for those who have palm trees growing in their area.
1.Good Source of Several Nutrients.
It is packed with a lot of vitamin c, which will assure you of good protection of your body's immune system and also boost it up, especially in this covid-19 pandemic.
2.May Have Antioxidant Properties.
It will help protect cells from oxidative damage Wich may lead to poisoning.
3.Have Benefits Against Diabetes.
It stabilizes the blood sugar levels, so I advice you to eat coconut.
4. Helps Prevent Kidney Stones.
5.Helps Support Heart Health.
Studies have shown that people who live in the Polynesian islands and frequently eat coconut meat(like the part we eat) have lower rates of heart disease.
6.May Reduce Blood Pressure
7.Beneficial After Prolonged Exercise.
It also provides enough energy for those long runs, or going canoeing, always take a good amount of coconut in the body.
8.Delicious Source of Hydration:
This is the one thing coconut is popular for, that sweet satisfying water, just gets an open coconut put in a straw kick back, and relax.
So I hope you all learned something new, next time don't throw up away your rice water, it is really helpful. And have a nice day.
Disclaimer: not all methods will not work for everyone if you have questions ask me in the comments section below.
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