Coconut Water for Post Workout Recovery

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Coconut water has a serious edge over popular sports drinks like Gatorade and Powerade in the way that sports drinks are supposed to keep you hydrated. With 470mg of potassium in an 8-ounce serving; coconut water is chock full of the key element in boosting bodily rehydration. Potassium works with sodium, magnesium and calcium, also found in higher amounts in coconut water, to maintain proper fluid balance in the body and in helping to avoid cramps during a strenuous workout.

Sodium – Coconut water is higher in sodium that normal sports drinks. The sodium content of pure coconut water is about 230 mg compared to 130mg in the same serving of for example Gatorade. Combined with the potassium, magnesium and calcium, coconut water helps to regulate and maintain hydration equilibrium during and after the workout.

Copper – is another essential mineral for your health. Without copper, your organs and your metabolism simply can’t work like a well-oiled machine. One serving of coconut water will provide about 11% of your daily copper requirements.

Magnesium – A serving of coconut water takes care of about 14% of your daily magnesium needs. If your body is running low on magnesium, that could cause low energy levels or even lead to serious health conditions like asthma, diabetes and osteoporosis.

Low Calories – 8-ounces of Coconut water has only 46 calories per serving, 9 grams of carbohydrates and 2 grams of protein. Coconut water is also less acidic than most sports drinks; which were found to have a pH level of 3. The same as Coke and Pepsi.



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