Skip to content
Flat Rate Shipping Only $6.95 on Any Order Size - and Always FREE for Club Members
Flat Rate Shipping Only $6.95 on Any Order Size - and Always FREE for Club Members

Grab Some Coconut Water After Your Workout

A new study suggests that coconut water may an ideal natural sports drink for people who are following light to moderate exercise routines. An analysis of coconut water showed that it contains everything the body needs to replenish itself during moderate exercise.

The researchers compared coconut water with Gatorade and Powerade. They found that the coconut water had up to 1,500 mg/liter of potassium, while the sports drinks had only 300 mg/liter. Potassium helps the body get rid of cramps that result from exercise. Magnesium and carbohydrate quantities were very similar in all three drinks.

However, the coconut water had about 200 fewer milligrams per liter of sodium, measuring at 400 mg/liter while the sports drinks had 600 mg/liter. This difference led the researchers to qualify that coconut water might not be best for strenuous exercise that makes you sweat a lot. It's important to replace sodium after a hard workout and coconut water doesn’t contain enough to accomplish that.

The researchers, led by Dr. Chhandashri Bhattacharya of Indiana University, presented their findings at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Coconut water has become increasingly popular in recent years. It is very low in fat and sugar, and some studies have suggested it help with digestion and have anti-viral properties. You can find it in your local health food store or in the health food section of the grocery store.

Previous article Five Ingredient Supplement Plus Resistance Training May Help Improve Sarcopenia

Related Posts

Fish Oil May Help Relieve Joint Discomfort
Fish Oil May Help Relieve Joint Discomfort
A new study has found that fish oil may help relieve joint discomfort an...
Read More
Study Finds High-Intensity Interval Training Benefits Older Adults
Study Finds High-Intensity Interval Training Benefits Older Adults
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts generally combine short...
Read More
Study Finds Constipation More Prevalent During Pregnancy
Study Finds Constipation More Prevalent During Pregnancy
Constipation typically occurs during pregnancy due to an increase in the...
Read More

Join Us for Subscriber Only Offers, Product Announcements, and Health News You Can Use!

×