Go Coco For Sport
After a hard workout many of us reach for a specially formulated sports energy drink to replace the minerals and electrolytes we sweat out on the treadmill. But while it’s beneficial to drink something more nutritious than plain old H2O when your body needs hydration, it’s not so great if the liquid you choose has been artificially manufactured to contain the right ingredients.
Coconut water is magical. The fundamental isotonic elements of many popular sports drinks occur entirely naturally in coconut water. As pure as the day it was drawn from the heart of a young, green coconut.
While many of these well-known sports drinks can contain up to 20 grams of added sugar per 250ml serving – not to mention enough caffeine to power your laptop – coconut water is effective all by itself.
Added sugar and other artificial nasties are – and you know this – not fab for helping you to lose weight and glow with health. But did you know that in cases of illness or extreme dehydration, manufactured sports drinks can be harder to digest and might even leave you more dehydrated.
Coconut Water has Five Naturally Occuring Electrolytes
This is more than most sports drinks. It contains fifteen times the potassium too. More, even, than a banana. In addition, it has a fraction of the salt and calories of sports drinks, no added sugars and (unlike sports drinks) coconut water also contains protein, phosphorus, calcium, Vitamin C and riboflavin. Better still, there is no fat, no cholesterol and no flavourings or colourings in Go Coco.
What are Electrolytes?
These are necessary for heart and neurological function, fluid balance, muscle function and acid balances, among other things. Electrolytes allow for the proper functioning of cells by carrying electrical impulses. Potassium, in particular, regulates blood pressure and heart function. Severe electrolyte imbalances can lead to heart failure and even death – this often happens in cases of prolonged physical exertion, such as marathons and triathlons, where a person fails to keep their electrolyte levels topped up.
It can aid muscle development, recuperation times, and blood circulation, but the lauric acid found in coconut water is also found in mother’s milk – that’s nature’s seal of approval on the benefits of this amazing liquid.
So, next time you need to rehydrate, reach for Go Coco.