My favorite drink – coconut water!

coconut_tree2My absolute favorite after work-out drink is Coconut Water!

Why? After training we become dehydrated causing us to lose electrolytes found in our body. We need to replace fluids and electrolytes regularly to help avoid headaches, muscle cramping, and fatigue. Coconut water contains some of the same electrolytes found in blood, and is a good source of Potassium.

Throughout history, coconut water has been used to prevent and treat dehydration — and it has been shown to be more effective than plain water for hydrating. Real Coconut Water is refreshing and delicious, and is a nutritional powerhouse, too (just see its nutrition label!).

Not all beverages are hydrating, either because they contain too much sugar or have caffeine, which is a diuretic (pulling water from our bodies).

In addition to containing electrolytes, such as Potassium, coconut water contains some naturally occurring sugar, adding to its taste appeal and is free of corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, stimulants, flavorings or colorings. Coconut water is a natural source of hydration, with much lower calories then many other fruit juices.

There is something magical about Coconut Water. Yes, it has the Potassium levels you would expect from a banana. Yes, it is nature’s hydrator. Yes, it is a low calorie, naturally fat-free and naturally cholesterol-free beverage. And yes, it tastes great and refreshing.

But there is even something more special about Coconut Water – its history. For millennia people living in the tropics have used coconut water for a variety of purposes – including as an energy drink and a rehydration aid.  Coconut water has even been directly injected into the bloodstream for transfusions in wartime emergencies. Its not surprising that the coconut palm is known as the Tree of Life in many cultures, and celebrated for its magical, life enhancing qualities.

I, for one am a true believer in the value of this amazing juice – just make certain that you are getting the real thing – the actual water from inside a whole coconut, not water that has been flavored or used to soak coconut. The most trusted brands for authentic Coconut Water are O.N.E, Zico and Vita Coco. Give it a try and you will feel the difference I promise!


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