Organic Coconut Water & Its Amazing Health Benefits

Gains take hard work. Whether you’re pushing to build muscle or doing functional training for sports performance, time in the gym can take its toll.  When you work, you sweat. And when you sweat hard you need to make sure you’re staying hydrated. That’s why back in 1965 the University of Florida started researching the best way to replenish the water and electrolytes athletes lose, and in the process started a multi billion dollar industry. 

There’s no question that the science behind the sports drink was sound - top scientists worked hard to perfect it.  But in the 50 plus years since the research began, profit overtook performance when it comes to these supplements.  A lot of athletes, especially clean vegan athletes, find themselves questioning the benefit of putting so much processed sugar in their bodies.  In fact, there is a completely natural alternative to the sports drink that has all the rehydrating and performance benefits without all the dyes, sugars, and processing.

Coconut water is a naturally occurring juice inside the coconut.  It is clear, full of potassium and has enough sodium to meet the electrolyte needs of a hard working athlete.  It also has just enough carbs - about .6 grams per tablespoon - to give you the energy boost you need after a hard workout. 

But can something natural - a simple juice found right in nature - be as effective as a scientifically designed supplement at meeting your body’s needs for rehydration and electrolytes? 

The simple answer is yes.  And there are plenty of studies to prove it. 

In a paper published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, the results of a blind study found that coconut water was just as effective at rehydrating and maximizing performance as drinking a sports drink. This is largely because of all of the nutrients and phytonutrients found in the coconut water that just can’t be replicated in a lab.  It is rich in amino acids, enzymes, dietary fiber, vitamin C and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and manganese.  And it lacks the refined sugars, dyes, and chemicals found in sports drinks.  The Mayo Clinic has reported that the potassium in coconut water is a key benefit since it helps prevent many of the worst diseases hitting us today, like hypertension and strokes.

With so many documented and researched benefits, coconut water is the clear choice for any athlete who wants to maximize performance on a clean and natural diet.  That’s why CocOganic® Coconut Water Powder is a key part of our VEGANMASS™ performance blend.  When you use VEGANMASS™, you’ll get all the rehydrating and performance benefits of real coconut water, along with 40 grams of our Powerhouse Plant Protein Blend, and 40 grams of our Performance Carbohydrate Blend.  All without any artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners.  There’s no cleaner or better way to fuel your body than with this all natural, cruelty free vegan formula.

 

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