Coconut water is the clear liquid inside coconuts (fruits of the coconut palm). Naturally refreshing, coconut water has a sweet, nutty taste. Not to be confused with high-fat coconut milk or oil, coconut water is a clear liquid in the fruit’s center that is tapped from young, green coconuts. Fresh coconuts are typically harvested from the tree while they are green. A hole may be bored into the coconut to provide access to the liquid and meat. In young coconuts, the liquid and air may be under some pressure and may spray slightly when the inner husk is first penetrated.
Coconut water has long been a popular drink in the tropical countries where it is available fresh, canned, or bottled.
Health benefits of coconut water include:
- Lowered blood pressure
- Weight loss
- Increased athletic performance
- Boosted energy
- Lowered cholesterol
- Reduced cellulite
- Relax muscle tension
One cup (240 grams) contains 46 calories, as well as:
- Carbs: 9 grams.
- Fiber: 3 grams.
- Protein: 2 grams.
- Vitamin C: 10% of the RDI.
- Magnesium: 15% of the RDI.
- Manganese: 17% of the RDI.
- Potassium: 17% of the RDI.
- Sodium: 11% of the RDI.
- Calcium: 6% of the RDI.
*Recommended Daily Intake (RDI)
Bottom Line: Coconut water is effective at replenishing fluids and electrolytes after exercise. Because coconut water is high in potassium, and also lower in carbohydrates compared to other sports drinks. Coconut water is only about 4.5% carbohydrates whereas other sports drinks can contain 6-8% carbohydrate concentration. This is good for athletes trying to watch their sugar intake and hydrate after an event. For most casual exercisers coconut water is a great low-sugar hydration choice for after a workout. Coconut water is very good, and best way to consume it is from young Coconut. But if you don’t grow your own coconuts in your yard, or you are bored to crack them every day, you can simply use DOC Hydralyte.
Electrolytes affect the amount of water in your body, the acidity of your blood (pH), your muscle function, and other important processes. You lose electrolytes when you sweat. You must replace them by drinking fluids that contain electrolytes.
Symptoms of electrolyte imbalance vary depending on which electrolytes are most affected. Common symptoms include:
- Fluid retention.
Also Electrolyte imbalances can be life threatening. If someone has the following symptoms immediately visit your doctor:
- confusion or sudden change in behavior
- severe muscle weakness
- rapid or irregular heartbeat
- chest pain
To prevent these situations (or symptoms) you need to maintain perfect electrolyte balance.
DOC Hydralyte a perfect balance of the electrolyte that you need plus irresistible cherry taste.
The choice is yours.