One of the amazing benefits of coconut water is that it is a great way to rehydrate your body!
Are you thirsty?
Did you know that by the time you feel like you’re thirsty your body is already mildly dehydrated?
I’m sure you’re aware that your body loses water everyday through sweat, urine, and bowel movements.
You also lose water through evaporation off the surface of your skin . . . even when you’re not physically exerting yourself.
And, would it surprise you to hear that you can lose up to as much as 2 cups of water a day just from exhaling?
Wow . . .have you had your 6 to 8 glasses of water today?
But that’s not even going to be enough once you add in the dehydrating effects of any coffee, tea, soda, medications or alcohol you’ve had.
Not to mention . . . exercise, sports, physical exertion or hot humid weather.
So . . . I’m sure you can see how easy it is to become dehydrated if you’re not constantly replenishing your fluids.
What are you drinking to rehydrate?
Have you heard about the benefits of coconut water?
Drinking water every day is important and necessary for good health. But sometimes just drinking water to rehydrate isn’t enough.
When your body loses water . . . you also lose mineral salts (electrolytes) like sodium and potassium. Losing water and electrolytes causes your body to become dehydrated.
The more dehydrated you are . . . the harder it will be for your body to absorb what you drink and can make you feel bloaty and uncomfortable.
But that’s not all . . . when you’re dehydrated just drinking water to replenish your lost fluids can actually dilute your remaining electrolytes and make you feel sick.
You have to replenish your electrolytes!
Drinking coconut water is not only a great way to replenish your electrolytes . . . it helps keep your electrolytes balanced.
In fact . . . the main electrolytes in fresh coconut water are the same electrolytes found in our own blood!
That’s one of the reasons why coconut water works so well to rehydrate our bodies.
The rehydrating health benefits of coconut water have been known for years.
Yes . . . doctors have actually used coconut water right out of a fresh young coconut as an IV solution to replenish fluids and nutrients into a person’s bloodstream to prevent dehydration and save their lives.
Are you rehydrating with sports drinks?
Do you know what’s in them?
Most sports drinks contain added sugars that deplete your body’s nutrients.
Plus chemical additives like:
No thanks! I want a natural drink that’s going to support my health!
What about you?
Coconut water replenishes the fluids, electrolytes and essential nutrients your body needs to rehydrate.
Note: Always read the ingredient labels.
Now . . . you can even find brands that are organic and raw!:
Did you know that drinking coconut water is one of the best ways you can get your potassium?
Low potassium levels can play a part in:
In fact, low levels of potassium can negatively affect your muscle strength and performance.
Plus, drinking coconut water can also help:
And . . . if you’re dehydrated from drinking alcohol . . . it’s a great natural hangover remedy!
So the next time you get thirsty . . . don’t forget about the benefits of coconut water. I know what I’ll be drinking to rehydrate!
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