Water is boring – no flavor, no pop of color, no texture – but that doesn’t change the fact that our bodies need it to function properly and to keep our minds sharp. Coconut water is all the rage right now, and for good reason. With several health benefits and fun ways to enjoy it, it could be your solution to drinking more water. Let’s look at one of our favorite coconut water companies, Vita Coco, and how drinking it can benefit you.
Vita Coco – Fun Water with a Purpose
Vita Coco has multiple coconut water selections to keep you hydrated, which is why it was a popular pick at our studio. Not only do they make delicious water, they’re also committed to ensuring a brighter future for coconut farmers and the younger generation. With their Vita Coco Project, they help farmers sustainably grow coconuts, aid in building schools, and fund scholarships for higher learning. When you drink Vita Coco, you’re not just hydrating your body, you’re also helping create a better world.
Is Coconut Water Good for You?
Yes! Coconut water is an excellent way to rehydrate and replenish what you’ve sweated out during a yoga session. Low in sugar, carbs, and sodium and high in potassium, coconut water is a healthy choice for keeping you going during errands, work, or a light exercise. It also contains calcium and magnesium, which are minerals that help your muscles contract and relax, making it a helpful aid during yoga. If you’re in need of quick energy after a strenuous exercise, pair coconut water with a banana or raisins.
Mix It Up (Ways to Enjoy Coconut Water)
You can drink coconut water on its own or you can add it to your favorite recipes. Here are a few ways we recommend using coconut water:
- Add it to your smoothies for extra antioxidants and minerals. If you need a new smoothie recipe, try Siga’s green drink smoothie here (just replace the filtered water with coconut water).
- Make mocktails. Mix coconut water with your favorite natural fruit juices for a tasty treat during celebrations.
- Brew your favorite tea with coconut water instead of plain water.
A Power Drink for Yoga
The craziness over coconut water came about for a reason. Between its electrolytes and hydrating capabilities, this refreshing drink is the perfect complement to a yoga practice. Enjoy a Vita Coco single serving or mix it with other ingredients for a delicious, nutritional power drink. Grab your Vita Coco and sign up for a yoga class at Health Yoga Life.