Wednesday, January 18, 2012

So is coconut water just more hype and marketing spin?

Maybe.  The full paper is available here.  In terms of hydration it appears to be just another drink.....

Comparison of coconut water and a carbohydrate-electrolyte sport drink on measures of hydration and physical performance in exercise-trained men

Conclusion: All beverages are capable of promoting rehydration. Little difference is noted 3 between the four tested conditions with regard to markers of hydration or exercise performance in a sample of young, healthy men. Additional study inclusive of a more demanding dehydration protocol, as well as a time trial test as the measure of exercise performance, may more specifically determine the efficacy of these beverages on enhancing hydration and performance following dehydrating exercise.

1 comment:

Steven Rice Fitness said...

As usual, no 'miracle cures' but I'll take something straight from nature over a manufactured product any day.