Benefits of coconut water

Courtesy of Alyse Cocliff : “Working with athletes, I’m constantly looking for…

Courtesy of Alyse Cocliff :

“Working with athletes, I’m constantly looking for natural ways to help the body rehydrate and/or recover after intense training sessions and competitions. One product that I highly recommend is coconut water and here is why:

– It contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and is 100% natural.

– Coconut water is packed with essential electrolytes (calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium) to help our bodies re-hydrate efficiently and effectively post work-out/training & even hot yoga.

– It contains bio active enzymes that help digestion and promotes healthy thyroid function.

– Coconut water is a great source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin and folates that are critical to the healthy function of the body’s nervous system, muscles, vital organs and metabolism.

– Research suggest that cytokins in coconut water showed significant anti-ageing and anti-carcinogenic effects.

– It tastes DELICIOUS!

For those completing intense training, I recommend adding a pinch of Celtic sea-salt to increase the level of NATURAL sodium to match those of artificial sports-drinks.

Be careful if you purchase packaged brands of coconut water as some products are inferior to others. When clients can’t get their hands on a fresh coconut, I encourage them to enjoy Nakula Organic coconut water.

For weight management, Coconut water should be used as a booster 150ml-250ml after a tough exercise session. Coconut water is safe for children and a great addition to a breakfast smoothie, or simply straight from the source.

Always continue to drink fresh clean water everyday.

Check out Alyse Cocliff at her website for more information and delicious recipes: anappleaday.net.au

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