7 November 2011
if you like piña coladas…
We’ve started a tropical love affair with our new summer beverage of choice.
While looming magazine deadlines may arguably be leaving us in need of a drink packing a little more punch, we’ve thankfully found refuge in something far more virtuous. Long a dietary staple in the tropics, we too have become smitten with the thirst quenching and energising properties of coconut water.
So while this drink might not pack a punch in the traditional sense, it sure makes up for it with a long list of nutritional qualities. Coconut water is the second-purest drink, after water. It’s a fat-free and potassium-rich juice that is super-hydrating, whilst stimulating your metabolism and helping the body purify itself – all by an entirely natural process. The water itself contains five of the essential electrolytes – calcium, magnesium, chloride, sodium and potassium, which make it the perfect choice for rehydration during long summer days or post-workout. It’s a lot of wonder and promise for a little bottle, but I can seriously vouch that you do feel amazing after drinking it.
And while everyone has their own preferred method for treating a hangover, (be it a Bloody Mary, a cheeky McDonalds drive through or a blue Powerade,) let me tell you that coconut water may just be our new favourite morning-after remedy too – the instantly rehydrating, electrolyte-laden beverage has proven perfect for easing the pain of excess from the night before.
Our next mission? Coconut water cocktails. It is summer after all. We’ll keep you posted, but in the meantime, we suggest you pick yourself up a carton or two of it. Your body will thank you.