Staying Properly Hydrated Isn't Just About Drinking Water
Proper hydration is essential to a healthy and well-functioning body.
A common misconception is that water is the only way to replenish lost fluids, stay healthy and stay hydrated.
Here are several excellent alternative options for proper hydration, especially after exercise when it is crucial to replenish lost electrolytes etc:
Chocolate milk has double the carbohydrates compared to its plain counterpart, making it a great choice for post-workout recovery. Consuming carbs after exercise replenishes the muscles by replacing the glycogen lost during a workout. Pair carbs with protein and you have the best recovery potential for tired muscles.
We all know the many benefits of coconut water, including its high level of antioxidants and nutrients. So of course it’s no surprise that it’s a good post-workout beverage too. Like Gatorade and other popular sports drinks, coconut water contains high levels of electrolytes such as potassium and magnesium.