Saturday, 10 March 2012

Coconut water matches sports drinks?

If you’re thinking about grabbing a bottle of Powerade or Gatorade after a workout, try drinking coconut water instead. According to a study that involved rehydrating men after a 60-minue workout, pure coconut water was just as effective as coconut water from concentrate and a sport drink containing carbohydrates and electrolytes. With sales above $450 million worldwide, coconut water is one of the fastest growing new categories in sports beverages according to New Nutrition Business. The popularity of coconut water can be attributed to having the same isotonic benefits as sports drinks, but they are a natural product with no additives of any kind, including sweeteners. They are also a great source of calcium, magnesium, and potassium. However, it should be noted that this study was funded by VitaCoco Company who sells 100% pure coconut water. Remember to always see who’s funding the study before you make your own conclusions!

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From Jessica P

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