This article was published on May 14th, 2012
Hydration is incredibly important for healthy, active people, especially long distance runners. Proper hydration removes toxins from the body, makes your skin look and feel great, and provides relief after a hard workout. Although coconut water is quickly becoming known across North America as Mother Nature’s natural hydrator, it has been enjoyed for centuries around the world where coconuts are grown.
The newest brand, O.N.E. 100% Coconut Water, has recently started to appear at Starbucks locations and major retailers in Ontario and British Columbia in both 330ml and 1L TetraPaks. The 45 calorie beverage is packed with electrolytes and potassium that come from young, green coconuts grown and harvested in Philippines and Brazil.
Long distance runners loose a significant amount of potassium and salt because of prolonged insensitive sweating. Typically sports drinks and other supplements are used to replace those lost nutrients. Coconut water is an ideal choice for those who strive to maintain natural or whole food diets while training, especially because it has no added sugar or flavours.
“Increasingly, consumers are searching for natural and highly-effective sources of hydration to look and feel their best,” says Chis Cook, VP of Marketing at O.N.E. Coconut Water. “We are excited to bring the O.N.E. difference to Canadians. O.N.E. is packaged to deliver the best possible fresh from the coconut taste. Teamed with its super hydrating benefits, there’s a good reason this natural and refreshing beverage is protected by the armour of a coconut!
Give it a try on your next LSD training run – it might just be the natural option that works for you. And if you pick-up some and you decide it’s not really your thing, you can always use it as mix for a cocktail.