One way to help prevent dehydration, whether you're braving triple digits for errands or trying to find a shady path to run, is to stock up on coconut water.
Read on for why coconut water is essential during the Summer heat.
- Why drink it? It's hot out, no? Coconut water contains many essential electrolytes, including a whopping amount of potassium, which rehydrate you quickly — perfect for a postworkout at any time, but especially important when the heat rises.
- A healthy treat. Not only is it healthy for you, but coconut water can be as cool and refreshing as a Summer beverage, but with far less sugar. In fact, a glass of coconut water in general only has 14 grams of sugar, so it can hit some of your sugary cravings without overloading on sugar.
- Mix it up. Add coconut water to smoothies, use flavored coconut water to make popsicles (Vita Coco's acai and pomegranate flavor is a FitSugar favorite), or add to soda water and frozen juice concentrate to make your Summer breakfast even more cool and refreshing.
I have to admit, I was not a fan of coconut water the first few times I tried it, but it's slowly growing on me. I find the unflavored versions taste best when they're kept cold, so stock up your cooler (or grab your insulated water bottle) and enjoy the Summer heat!