1. Coconut water fully rehydrates you. As many physically active people already know, your body releases fluids and electrolytes through sweat. Fluid is easy to replace, but electrolytes are not.

Sweating is the most common causes of dehydration while you are doing a workout, that is why it is so important to keep this in mind if you are going to the gym or performing any other kind of physical activity. Without comprehensive rehydration, you can get muscle cramps, headaches, long-lasting fatigue or dizziness.

If you’re in need of liquid energy that is high in minerals such as calcium and phosphate, but also low in terms of simple carbohydrates like sugar, coconut water may be exactly what you need to keep yourself at prime performance, even after a workout.

  1. Coconut water is the best sports drink alternative out on the market right now. Sports beverages focus on making sure that it has the correct number of electrolytes to boost your performance during exercise. Coconut water, however, contains more electrolytes per serving than any other sports drink.

People who are just starting out with a new exercise routine may not know that they won’t get the best results if they don’t consume protein within a 20-30 minute period, known as a protein window. Coconut water includes protein, which helps with muscle recovery immediately after working out.

Finally, this beverage has 25 percent fewer calories than any sports drink currently in the market – even though it possesses a sweet flavor! Coconut water defines itself as a balanced alternative to liquids with heavier amounts of proteins and sugars, making it perfect for people who are sensitive to imbalance.

  1. Coconut water is completely natural. Sports drinks are manufactured, which means they contain food additives such as flavoring, coloring, and artificial ingredients.

Coconut water is completely natural! That is why this beverage is used all over the world for medicinal purposes in cases of extreme dehydration or malnutrition. With coconut water, the digestion and absorption of nutrients is less taxing on the digestive system, meaning that you get more benefits for less effort.

Drinking plain water alone does not replace even half of the benefits that coconut water has during your exercise routine. Sports drinks and protein shakes attempt to replace them, at the expense of digestive ease. We recommend giving coconut water a try and see how you can improve every day a little bit more


By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.