You’re hot, sweating and short of breath… what should you reach for? That punch-flavored Gatorade in your fridge, or the blue-colored Powerade? Is plain ice water better?

The surprising truth is that coconut water is the best choice when it comes to choosing a drink that will rehydrate you!

What’s So Bad About Mass-Marketed Sports Drinks?

While Gatorade and Powerade appear to have benefits, they are simply full of too much sugar or artificial sugar substitutes, which over time, will make your body acidic and rob you of the very electrolytes you are trying to replenish! 

Electrolytes are minerals that can help your body stay energized and your blood stay slightly alkaline. But almost all of the sports drinks on the market contain large amounts of sugar or sugar substitute, which you should try to reduce or avoid. Sugar will end up zapping your energy and making you crash later on.

Here’s Why Pure, Coconut Water Is Better

Coconut water provides all the powerful rehydration qualities but without the added sugar. It comes from young green coconuts and is very different from the sweet, milky substance (coconut milk) that comes from mature coconuts.
From the young green coconut, you get all the coconut water’s nutrients, B vitamins, enzymes and healthy microflora. Nothing is added or taken away from the natural product. Plus, it tastes MUCH better!

Aside from taste, coconut water greatly outperforms sports drinksHere’s why:

  • Young green coconut water is natural, without any added chemical, flavors or preservatives.
  • Young green coconut water contains an entire balance of electrolytes (salt), potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphate and sulfate.
  • Young green coconut water supplies the body with essential amino acids and carbohydrates that let the body better absorb water into the bloodstream, which equals faster rehydration!1
  • Young green coconut water has less sodium and calories than the sports drinks on the market.

With its ability to rehydrate the body better than standard sports drinks, coconut water is becoming increasingly popular as a natural hydration choice among athletes.2

Next time that Gatorade is calling to you after a strenuous workout or a long day at the office, reach for some coconut water instead. Your body and taste buds will thank you!

SOURCE:http://bodyecology.com/articles/best-sports-drink-for-rehydration-electrolyte.php

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