Coconut water is the very refreshing, clear liquid that comes from inside young green coconuts.
Coconut water is one of the newly crazed superfood items. Superfoods are very nutrient dense foods, providing numerous benefits that can help bolster your health.
In particular, coconut water is very hyped up due to it's rehydration benefits. Being abundant in electrolytes, coconut water is very hydrating. It has also been beneficial to hydrate the body for a whole host of other conditions such as curing hangovers, those undergoing cancer treatments and kidney stones.
Coconut water provides a range of benefits such as...
- It is low in calories
- Is naturally fat- and cholesterol free
- Contains more potassium than four bananas
- (As we already mentioned), Is super hydrating
- Is a natural diuretic
- Dissolves kidney stones and aids in kidney function
- Relieves constipation
- Balances blood sugar levels
- Boost energy levels
- Revives hair growth
- Loaded with zinc, selenium, iodine, magnesium... and much more!
Post Workout Drink
Coconut water has been described as 'Mother Nature’s sports drink'. It is a great 'natural' supplement to take post workout to help replenish lost water stores.
Compared to other sports drinks, it also contains far less sugar.
However, like anything else in life, take everything in moderation. Coconut water does contain calories. This is because it is digested by the body as a carbohydrate - in the form of sugar and electrolytes. Just over a cup contains about 60 calories. We ask you to be mindful of this before consuming several glasses a day.
Lastly, be careful when choosing coconut water and assure you read the label. Choose plain coconut water without added sugar or juices.
Want to jump on the coconut water bandwagon?
You may like to try our newly landed product Breach by the Recon1 Supplement range.
Breach is a Branched Chain Amino Acid (BCAA), an intra workout formula.
This product has been formulated to help maximise recovery and rehydration.
Breach is sets itself apart from other BCAA's as Redcon1 went a step further by adding glycerol, COCONUT POWER and electrolytes. Combined these ingredients help with cell volumisation and hydration.
A 1% drop in hydration can lead up to a 10% drop in performance, so hence why it is crucial to ensure you keep hydrated during and replenish stores post workout.