Sunday, August 21, 2011
What I'm Loving!
Have you had some Coconut Water lately? When we were in Punta Cana last November, the natives would sell coconuts right on the beach. They would hack off the top with a machete and stick a little straw in and there you go... for a buck you couldn't beat it! It was especially wonderful after an afternoon of learning how to surf! Well now I found out why...
There are a number of health benefits to coconut water. It is a liquid that is 99% fat free. It is low in carbohydrates and it is low in sugars. However, coconut water is high in electrolytes and minerals that help to re-hydrate the body. Coconut water contains about 290 mg of potassium, 110 mg of chloride and contains only small amounts of sodium (per 100 ml). This makes coconut water a better isotonic drink than any sports beverage on the market. Sports drinks tend to contain much higher levels of sugar and sodium, neither of which helps people who need to re-hydrate.
I picked up these 2 at Giant Eagle, but I found a case of Vita Coco at Costco! Yay! Stay tuned for smoothie recipes! My mind is reeling ;)
True Strength.~ Heidi Keefer (in all aspects!)