Dehydration is a big concern in the summer when it’s hot and sunny. You are spending more time outside and are likely more active.
However don’t neglect your water intake year round – especially if you work out or get a stomach bug and don’t properly hydrate.
When you are dehydrated, it impacts your skin and it can expedite wrinkles and various other signs of aging.
Replenishing body fluids is always important and becomes more so when you are in a situation that causes you to sweat.
Sometimes your body needs a little more than water. Pure coconut water will offer you a delicious thirst quenching treat. Coconut water not only quenches thirst but it helps regular body systems. Coconut water delivers electrolytes, carbs and replacement minerals (lost via sweat).
One cup of coconut water has more potassium, protein and river than Gatorade. And there is less sugar.
Coconut water contains 94% water and very little fat.
An average green coconut provides about ½ -1 cups of coconut water.
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.
If you haven’t taken advantage of coconut, now may just be the time.