Coconut Water as a Sports Training Drink

CoconutsVery recently coconut water has taken the world by storm, appearing in health food stores as well as grocery stores, even in coolers for yoga training and of course along with other sports drinks in the sport training drink sections. What’s all the publicity about coconut water?

First, let’s clear up the difference between various coconut products. Coconut water is the liquid found in immature coconuts. Coconut milk is a mixture of the coconut pulp and coconut water. This is not to be confused with coconut cream, a thick, sweet paste used for cooking and some cocktails. It’s totally different from shredded and often sweetened coconut we find on top of cakes and in cookies. Coconut water is the purest form and full of vitamins and minerals.

Sports Training Drinks

Which leads us back to sports training. According to Pamela Nisevich Bede writing for Runner’s World, coconut water is definitely superior to other sports drinks as a replacement for electrolytes and other nutrients depleted during a tough sports workout.

That said, coconut water does offer some benefits. It’s a natural way to replenish electrolytes after hard workouts. Unsweetened varieties are free of the sugar, artificial sweeteners, or dyes contained in many conventional sports drinks. And it’s high in potassium and magnesium, two nutrients the body needs for general health and good performance.

An 8-ounce carton of unsweetened coconut water has approximately 40 calories and nine grams of sugar, compared with approximately 50 calories and 14 grams of sugar for the same serving of Gatorade. Read more here.

It’s important to find unsweetened coconut water without any additives. Cocos Pure coconut water is completely natural and processed with minimal heat to save as much of the vitamins and minerals as possible. To order some today, just click on the button below. Here is another article about sports training and coconut water.

 

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Coconut Water Health Benefits: Skin

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With the popularity of coconut water increasing, it seems people like the taste a well as the health benefits. While the benefits are numerous, today I’ll describe health benefits for your skin. Here they are:

  • Moisturizer
  • Reduces Signs of Aging
  • Reduces Pigmentation
  • Treats Skin Infections
  • Help Reduce Acne

It’s important to note that coconut water tends to lower blood pressure. While this could be a good thing, pregnant women and people on certain medications for blood pressure should consult their doctors before taking coconut water internally. However, this article concerns topical use of coconut water on the skin and thus is safe for everyone. Thanks to Bhavna Panda for her article in stylecraze.com for the following information.

Coconut Water Health Benefits: Skin

Moisturizer: 2 tablespoons coconut water, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon honey (optional). The water and lemon juice makes a great toner or spread it on as a masque with the honey added. Keep it on for 30 minutes, then rinse with cold water. Lemon juice can dry out your skin, so adjust the amount depending on your skin type.

Reduces Aging: 1 tablespoon coconut water, 2 tablespoons plain yogurt. Apply to your face using a soft brush or tissue. Wash with cold water after 15 minutes. Use 2 times per week.

Reduces Pigmentation: 1 tablespoon fuller’s earth, 1 1/2 tablespoon coconut water. Apply paste to pimented area. Wash with cold water after 15 minutes. Use twice a week. Coconut water is rich in vitamin C, known to help remove pigmentation.

Treat Skin Infections: Spray fresh coconut water directly on the infection. it will feel especially soothing if you keep the spray bottle in the refrigerator. Please note that major infections should be treated with medication. Coconut water is best for minor rashes or sunburns.

Reduces Acne: 1/2 coup coconut water, 1 teaspoon honey. Apply with a cotton ball. Wipe off after 10 minutes with a cloth. Coconut water contains antibacterial properties and reduces infections causing acne.

Please return to this website to see more articles about the health benefits of coconut water. Have some remedies of your own for coconut water health benefits: skin? We’d love to hear about them.

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