Benefits of Drinking Coconut Water: Nature’s Powerade

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Working with athletes, I’m constantly looking for natural ways to help the body recover after intense training sessions and competitions. Here, I explain the benefits of drinking coconut water: nature’s powerade!

  • 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.

NJ21-UHP-2Be careful if you purchase packaged brands as some products are inferior to others. When clients can’t get their hands on a fresh coconut, I encourage them to enjoy Nakula Coconut Water.

For weight management, Coconut water should be used as a booster 150ml-250ml after a tough exercise session. Add coconut water to your post-workout smoothie, or drink straight from the source. Always continue to drink 2L of fresh clean water day-to-day.

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Meet Alyse

I’m a qualified Nutritionist who believes an evidence-based approach to modern nutrition is severely under-rated. Patients are so often left in the dark when it comes to health-care and as a firm believer in the old saying “knowledge is power”, my ultimate goal is to provide my readers, students and patients with clear and actionable advice that ultimately helps you reach your full potential.


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