Why should you be drinking coconut water?
Let me quickly clarify the difference between coconut water and coconut milk. Coconut milk is made by grinding up coconut meat and pressing out the liquid.
Coconut water is the fluid that’s found in the cavity of the coconut when you crack it open and it contains natural sugar. In addition to water and sugar, coconut water also contains some minerals such as potassium and magnesium. In fact, coconut water has more potassium than a banana!
On a macronutrient level 1 cup of coconut water contains 46 calories, 2 grams of protein, 9 grams of carbs and 1 gram of fat, but the micronutrients give this beverage its health power. It also boasts 252 milligrams of sodium, 600 milligrams of potassium, 60 milligrams of magnesium and 58 milligrams of calcium. Sodium and potassium are critical electrolytes that must be replaced after workouts that’s the niche Gatorade and other sports drinks fill, but coconut water is a more effective post workout recovery drink as well as a much healthier choice.
Like Gatorade, it contains water, simple carbohydrates (or, sugar), and electrolytes (or, minerals). Compared to a sports drink made with refined sugars, artificial flavoring, and blue food coloring, I’d say coconut water represents a solid upgrade. For your convenience we now sell Coconut Water at the gym for $3.50 a bottle.
Thursday February 12th, 2015
1 min on:1 minute off: 15 sets
- Thrusters (115/83)
- Chin Up
- Anchored Situp
-Score Total amount of Thrusters and Weight used
A) Squat Clean-2 Rep EMOM Start at 50% add weight
B) Back Squat 3×5 (add 5-10lbs)
C) 100 Hollow Rocks