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Coconut water: A healthy alternative to sports drinks | The Indian Express

Coconut water: A healthy alternative to sports drinks

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Coconut water is a healthy and delicious drink for all seasons.

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Low in sugar and calories, coconut water is rich in electrolytes like potassium, sodium, and magnesium.

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Coconut water serves as an ideal post-workout drink, helping replenish lost nutrients and aiding in hydration.

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Chief dietitian Sushma PS emphasizes the importance of replacing fluids and electrolytes lost through perspiration after exercise.

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Unlike sugary beverages, coconut water has natural sugars and high electrolyte levels, making it effective for hydration.

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Drinking coconut water before exercise lowers the risk of dehydration, while consuming it afterward aids in recovery and restores electrolytes naturally.

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Coconut water helps muscles rejuvenate after exercise, crucial for enhancing and maintaining endurance.

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While generally safe for all, individuals allergic to coconuts or those with diabetes should be cautious due to natural sugars.

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