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Old 01-11-2012, 12:35 PM   #21 (permalink)
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My go-to for electrolytes is Zico coconut water. LOVE it. Excellent for when you're sick, too. Also super for hangovers haha.

My second option is Emergen-C. I always keep spare packets with me to easily add to a bottle of water. I've been using that for years but prefer Zico of the two.

EDIT: I use the "natural" flavored Zico for the liquid base in my protein shakes, too. Awesome.

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Old 01-11-2012, 01:02 PM   #22 (permalink)
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My go-to for electrolytes is Zico coconut water. LOVE it. Excellent for when you're sick, too. Also super for hangovers haha.

My second option is Emergen-C. I always keep spare packets with me to easily add to a bottle of water. I've been using that for years but prefer Zico of the two.

EDIT: I use the "natural" flavored Zico for the liquid base in my protein shakes, too. Awesome.
I drink Coconut water too to rebalance my potassium-sodium ratio. I usually drink coconut water after I have eaten something with high sodium content like sushi or pizza.

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I've done my own research about the sugar used in soft drinks. Your BODY cant tell the difference between high fructose corn syrup and cane sugar, your BODY process it as the same thing as it cant tell the difference between the two. But your blood sugar does though.
I would rather have high fructose corn syrup over sucralose any day because sucrose is chemically made. sucralose is the same as splenda, it is made or created, which ever you want to say but it is worse for you then high fructose corn syrup or cane sugar.

I usually drink water when im boarding.

Fruits contain sugar too but a different kind of sugar. Fruit sugar is better for your body.
You are right about sugar and the body not being able to tell the difference. However, Fruit sugar is not better for you than refined sugar. The reason why fruits are good because they contain other things like folic acid etc. Fructose, sucrose, glucose... it's all sugar. Sugar is sugar. The University of California did a study on the body and sugar. They found there was no difference on the body between the sugars. They also found that all forms of sugar contributed to growth in cancer cells.

Therefore, sugar in any form = bad
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:08 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Yeah coconut water is good and is packed with electrolytes. As a quick bit of trivia, it can be used as IV fluid. My buddy just launched a juice company and suggests Vita Coco over Zico.. i forget why.

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Yeah coconut water is great for you and is packed with electrolytes. As a quick bit of trivia, it can be used as IV fluid. My buddy just launched a juice company and suggests Vita Coco over Zico.. i forget why.
Yes, I've heard that it can be used as an IV fluid.

I used to drink Vita Coco before Zico came out but never really liked Vita Coco. I had to like, force myself to drink it.

I prefer the taste and flavors of Zico over Vita Coco any day. I won't even drink Vita Coco anymore.
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Back in college in the 70's I knew this girl that was shipwrecked on a south pacific island for like 3 months, she lived on real coconut water...needless to say she hated coconuts.
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Back in college in the 70's I knew this girl that was shipwrecked on a south pacific island for like 3 months, she lived on real coconut water...needless to say she hated coconuts.
Wow! I wonder what she thought of that movie, Cast Away.
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Back in college in the 70's I knew this girl that was shipwrecked on a south pacific island for like 3 months, she lived on real coconut water...needless to say she hated coconuts.
Whoa, seriously??? Details please! That is wild. Were there any articles or books written about her experience?
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Its all about the Monster!
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Whenever I swam in high school I would get the powdered gatorade and use half of what I should have and mix it with water in the Nalgene. That worked great for me. Not too much sugar and still replaced the electrolytes I lost throughout the workouts. I also love drinking coconut water. I wish I ca afford buying the straight coconuts but that costs A LOT. Now I stick with organic juices, water, soy milk, green tea, and trying to cut back on the beer.
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