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Coconut Water – A Marvel or Myth

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Zero fats and cholesterol, less calorific value, innately high in electrolytes and a fabulous hydrating drink – the hyped health benefits of the hottest health trend in the U.S. – Coconut water appear never-ending. Fondly hailed as ‘Mother nature’s sports potion’ and ‘life booster’ by promoters, it is not surprising to see several celebs having swapped their Kabbalah spring water and acai fruit juices with coconut water.
Priced at two to three dollars for a usual eleven fl. oz. tetra packing comparable to around ten mouthfuls, one really wonders is it really justified shelling out bucks for  what is dubbed ‘top-water’.
For the dilettantes, coconut water is the colourless, nutty-flavoring or some might say ‘sock-flavoring’ juice preserved in the core of tender coconuts. Coconuts have been the mainstay fluid for countries in S.E. Asia and have been reaped for its pulp, milk and oil extracts.
In the U.S., the drink became available in the markets during 2005 with duo major heavy weights – Zico (A Coca-Cola sponsored brand) and Vita Coco (an autonomous maker that managed to sell twenty million dollars of the coconut water last year). The coconut water business has mushroomed with the rising trend. According to figures provided by Merril Lynch, in merely 5 years time, the United States coconut water business has spiralled from zilch to thirty-five million dollars.
The giddiest of claims about coconut water is that it is high in potassium – typically a serve would offer over five hundred milligrams of the mineral that is nearly double the quantity obtained from a banana. Potassium aids in regulating blood pressure by counterbalancing the vivifying upshots of sodium, of which it comprises merely 160 milligrams which aids in preventing associated conditions such as hangover, heart attack or stroke. In comparison, a fourteen fluid ounces of Gatorade has ‘merely’ over fifty milligrams potassium and just over 190 milligrams sodium.
However dieticians state that people need to ponder twice prior to glugging down coconut water, particularly following a rigorous workout session.
Sports nutritionists point out that the combo of elevated potassium plus less sodium is not the best option following arduous exercising. Despite the thought process that when exercising one needs ample amounts of potassium, even sodium is equally essential. When one perspires, there is a tendency of losing greater amounts of sodium as compared to potassium. Hence, sports nutritionists believe it is ideal when one is engaging in brief workouts.
A speaker from the American Dietetic Association, Andrea Giancoli reveals that the elevated potassium presence in coconut water is its ‘USP’. Also a larger populace of individuals are not able to get ample potassium since they are not consuming adequate amounts of fruit and veggies.
Giancoli adds that she does not accept as true all the propaganda about coconut water being able to treat cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes or claiming to be anti aging or kidney health assertions.
Giancoli instead advises munching on some salted pretzel being a fine option following arduous exercising. She further added that majority of the individuals do not engage in that extent of heavy exercising to require a sports recuperation beverage and that even plain water would be just as good.
Many dieticians point out that even though it is a selling gimmick to state that coconut water is innate, actually our bodies do not differentiate in-between electrolyte  that is derived from a sports beverage or coconut water. Though coconut water does help in replenishing electrolytes plus some carbs in the body, a sports beverage is specially created for sportspersons and has the apt levels of carbs and electrolytes.

Zero fats and cholesterol, less calorific value, innately high in electrolytes and a fabulous hydrating drink – the hyped health benefits of the hottest health trend in the U.S. – Coconut water appear never-ending. Fondly hailed as ‘Mother nature’s sports potion’ and ‘life booster’ by promoters, it is not surprising to see several celebs having swapped their Kabbalah spring water and acai fruit juices with coconut water.

Priced at two to three dollars for a usual eleven fl. oz. tetra packing comparable to around ten mouthfuls, one really wonders is it really justified shelling out bucks for  what is dubbed ‘top-water’.

For the dilettantes, coconut water is the colourless, nutty-flavoring or some might say ‘sock-flavoring’ juice preserved in the core of tender coconuts. Coconuts have been the mainstay fluid for countries in S.E. Asia and have been reaped for its pulp, milk and oil extracts.

In the U.S., the drink became available in the markets during 2005 with duo major heavy weights – Zico (A Coca-Cola sponsored brand) and Vita Coco (an autonomous maker that managed to sell twenty million dollars of the coconut water last year). The coconut water business has mushroomed with the rising trend. According to figures provided by Merril Lynch, in merely 5 years time, the United States coconut water business has spiralled from zilch to thirty-five million dollars.

The giddiest of claims about coconut water is that it is high in potassium – typically a serve would offer over five hundred milligrams of the mineral that is nearly double the quantity obtained from a banana. Potassium aids in regulating blood pressure by counterbalancing the vivifying upshots of sodium, of which it comprises merely 160 milligrams which aids in preventing associated conditions such as hangover, heart attack or stroke. In comparison, a fourteen fluid ounces of Gatorade has ‘merely’ over fifty milligrams potassium and just over 190 milligrams sodium.

However dieticians state that people need to ponder twice prior to glugging down coconut water, particularly following a rigorous workout session.

Sports nutritionists point out that the combo of elevated potassium plus less sodium is not the best option following arduous exercising. Despite the thought process that when exercising one needs ample amounts of potassium, even sodium is equally essential. When one perspires, there is a tendency of losing greater amounts of sodium as compared to potassium. Hence, sports nutritionists believe it is ideal when one is engaging in brief workouts.

A speaker from the American Dietetic Association, Andrea Giancoli reveals that the elevated potassium presence in coconut water is its ‘USP’. Also a larger populace of individuals are not able to get ample potassium since they are not consuming adequate amounts of fruit and veggies.

Giancoli adds that she does not accept as true all the propaganda about coconut water being able to treat cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes or claiming to be anti aging or kidney health assertions.

Giancoli instead advises munching on some salted pretzel being a fine option following arduous exercising. She further added that majority of the individuals do not engage in that extent of heavy exercising to require a sports recuperation beverage and that even plain water would be just as good.

Many dieticians point out that even though it is a selling gimmick to state that coconut water is innate, actually our bodies do not differentiate in-between electrolyte  that is derived from a sports beverage or coconut water. Though coconut water does help in replenishing electrolytes plus some carbs in the body, a sports beverage is specially created for sportspersons and has the apt levels of carbs and electrolytes/

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