I'm sure you've all heard of the benefit of coconut water. If not, here's a recap:
- More potassium than a banana (lots more than most sports drinks)
- Completely natural
- Full of electrolytes
- Rehydrates you quicker than water
Got it. The stuff is super good for you. I knew that, which is why I bought this bottle of Zico Coconut Water last weekend.
It's pretty pricey at almost $3 but I really wanted to test it, and also maybe review it on here. I opened it up, took a sip, and passed in on to hubs. We both agreed it seemed like you weren't drinking it--it was getting absorbed into you almost. Strange, but mild and sweet tasting and certainly hydrating. I saved 80% of the bottle thinking that I could use it after a long run to hydrate, or a really sunny day.
Fast forward to this past Tuesday. Hubs is getting ready to take a nice walk with me in the sunshine and I had the bright idea of bringing along the coconut water. Perfect, right? It's sunny, we were sweating, we could really tell how hydrating it was. I pulled it out of the fridge and hubby went in for a taste.
Things did not go well from there. It turns out, opening this guy up and then saving it for a few days is NOT a great idea. Apparently, it tasted like "sour yogurt". I smelled it, and it was certainly rancid. Our walk was delayed a few minutes while hubs rinsed his mouth out, and then decided to brush his teeth. I escaped relatively unscathed.
Moral of the story: coconut water is probably good for you, just drink it straight away. Also, use the man in your life as a guinea pig to test things out before you try them. (Thanks hubs!)
|What would I possibly do without this guy?|
Have you ever tried coconut water?
I assume you had a better experience than we did!
What do you use to hydrate during long runs in the summer (outside)? Sports drinks, coconut water, plain old water?
I usually go for plain water but lately I've been leaning towards Nuun hydration tablets. They seem like enough extra to keep my from getting dehydrated without extra calories.