Coconut Water: Whats in your water?
During the summer months, we hear a lot about hydration. Over the last few years, coconut water has gained in popularity. Take a stroll through your local grocery store and you will see several different brands of coconut water all promoting health and hydration. But are they really? One claim of coconut water is....the electrolyte content is higher than most sport drinks.
If you actually read the nutrition label, many do not have the same amount of SODIUM as a sport drink (Gatorade). Sodium is a critical electrolyte that must be replaced after vigorous activity. Loss of too much water from our bodies results in dehydration which in extreme cases can be deadly. Sodium helps to retain some of the water that our bodies need. With fall sports gearing up, and temps rising......my advice to all athletes and others who tend to loose a lot of sodium through sweat is to choose a drink that will replace all the electrolytes lost.