May 17, 2024, 10:09 PM IST

Who should avoid drinking coconut water

Varnika Srivastava

Coconut water is not suitable for those with a cold body constitution due to its cooling nature, which can disrupt metabolic activities, weaken the body, and cause fatigue.

Those with a ‘cold body’ constitution

Coconut water consumption during the first three months of pregnancy can cause chilling, miscarriage risk, and worsen morning sickness symptoms, including bloating and digestive disorders.

Pregnant women in their first trimester

People after sun exposure should avoid drinking coconut water. 

After sun exposure

Drinking coconut water before bedtime can disrupt sleep cycles, so it's best to consume it in the morning or afternoon for a good night's sleep.

Before bed time

Coconut water's high potassium content can pose a risk to kidney-related individuals, particularly those on a potassium-restricted diet, potentially leading to hyperkalemia.

People with kidney problems

Coconut water, high in sodium, can both increase and lower blood pressure, making it unsafe for those taking medication to lower blood pressure.

People with high blood pressure

Pistachio nuts are rich in L-arginine, which helps dilate blood vessels when converted into nitric oxide, potentially promoting blood vessel health.

People with diabetes

Coconut water should be stopped at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery to prevent interference with blood pressure and blood sugar control during and after surgery.

People who have surgery

Disclaimer: This content including advice gives generic information only and is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion