Coconut water is emerging as a health drink alternative to the
high sugar sports drinks
Are you someone who likes to try new things? Because if you are,
I’ve got something new for you to try.
In countries like Puerto Rico, where it is blazing hot almost the
entire year, locals will chop down coconuts from the palm trees and
place them in the freezer so they get really cold.
They then make a hole in the coconut and stick a straw in it and
drink the coconut water.
Coconut water is emerging as a healthy alternative to the
high sugar sports drinks and is readily available in most health
food stores. (If you can’t find it in your local health food
store, Google coconut water.)
Coconut water is more flavorful that plain water and contains
potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorous…all
electrolytes that keep your system hydrated and balanced.
Coconut water low in carbohydrates and contains no artificial sugars or
It’s low in carbohydrates and contains no artificial sugars or
sweeteners. It helps boost your immune system and eases stomach
pains. Plus, it’s a natural cure for a hangover! And these are
just a few of its many benefits.
So if you drink a lot of energy drinks or high sugar athletic drinks, or if
you just want something refreshing and tastier than water, you
should give coconut water a try. And if you exercise regularly,
try drinking eight ounces of coconut water before, during, or after
your workout to reduce muscle protein breakdown and allow for more
You can also drink it after a night of drinking alcohol, if you
have a stomach ache, if you have diarrhea, or in the morning
instead of high-sugar fruit juice.
Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Have a great day,
Dr. Justin Trosclair dc