The other day a friend emailed me asking if I ever drank coconut water after a work-out and of course immediately this song popped into my head.
This same friend mentioned that she wasn’t the biggest fan of sports drinks, so her trainer recommended coconut water to replenish her electrolytes after working out. Of course, I hadn’t heard of this. I chuckled at the thought of me smashing a coconut to get to the coconut water with me wearing most of it and half a coconut shell as a hat. After all, straws don’t simply pop into the side of a coconut.
With a quick search on-line, I found these nifty little cartons of O.N.E coconut water on-line, which comes with a straw and pops into the top quite easily.
I have to admit. The idea of trying coconut water intrigues me even if it is minus the rum and a paper umbrella. The whole natural sports drink appeals to me, as it lacks food coloring and high fructose corn syrup which are the main ingredients found in many of the popular sports drink.
Upon researching the benefits of coconut water, I learned that “the electrolytes in coconut water helps you get rid of fatigue and refreshes your body to the core”, which puts a whole new twist to Harry Nilsson’s lyrics. There’s electrolytes in the coconut, so drink it all up…. There’s electrolytes in the coconut, so drink it all up. Besides replenishing my electrolytes, I learned that coconut could really “relieve a belly ache” by cleansing the digestive tract. Plus, coconut water has twice the potassium of a banana.
But most importantly, if I contract intestinal worms a little coconut water can help rid me of the nasty little buggers. Hey, I watch House. It could totally happen.
So, have you tried coconut water? What did you think?