Very 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.