How Coconut Water Helps Your Body More Than Sports Drinks Can
Posted on 3/15/2019 by Bisson Dentistry
You've been upping your game by working out. We salute you for taking a proactive step towards a healthier you! However, when you go after that sports drink, you are undoing some of the good you have done- not only for your body but for your mouth as well.
Not sure what we're talking about? Here are some reasons why coconut water can be better for your body than sports drinks.
Coconut Water as a Sports Drink
According to research, coconut water, because it doesn't contain artificial preservatives and sugar, is better for your body than other sports drinks. Coconut water helps you to rehydrate your body and restore electrolytes lost during exercise. You can also use coconut water to help you hydrate before a workout as well, so that you need less time to recover from your workouts.
One of the reasons coconut water is such a great sports drink is because it is a great source of electrolytes. Electrolytes are minerals and salts your body needs in order to stay healthy, and they are the first things you lose when you sweat during exercise. You must replace them, or you end up feeling tired and weak after exercise.
The most important electrolytes your body has to replace are calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. Did you know that one cup of coconut water contains as much potassium as a banana? If you are able to drink coconut water after a workout, you will feel less tired, and you will help to guard against cramping.
We feel we have to put in a word here- because coconut water does not have added sugar or artificial flavors or colors, it is far better for your dental health than a sports drink is. If there is one thing that bacteria love- it is additional sugar in your mouth.
Not sure how to keep your mouth healthy while you are working out? Let us help answer your questions. Give us a call and let us schedule an appointment for you to talk about your dental health.
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