COCONUT WATER – BETTER THAN A SPORTS DRINK
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on January 6, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH
Did you know that a cup of coconut water (the clear liquid inside young, unripe coconuts) has more electrolytes than most sports drinks?
The water (juice) is loaded with magnesium and potassium, which help with muscle cramping and rehydration. It’s refreshing and tasty, too. And not only that, it’s low in calories: only about 45 calories per cup.
So next time you’re reaching for one of those sugary, neon-colored sports drinks, try some pure coconut water instead! For more info on its incredible nutrient profile, visit: http://bit.ly/9DN43p
Sign up for our newsletter and receive more articles and the latest health updates and special offers.
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan