I have learnt something about long distance running. Coconut water is the bomb.

Its all about coconut water around here. Yes its been around forever and has become a tad trendy amongst health food lovers in recent years but I am all over it lately. While nothing beats drinking the water from a freshly cracked coconut it does help that you can now find this nectar from the gods  (in not as great as fresh but hey)  busy people form. Straight from the fridge section into your mouth. Be careful of preservatives and additives in the package form though and opt for the 100% coconut water. 😉

Im using this liquid for rehydration during and after a run as it works so beautifully. You can feel it almost as instantly as you drink. The simple sugars, electrolytes, and minerals replenish the human body so well, particularly during or after exercise. It has a very good amount of electrolytes, 100 ml of the water has 250 mg of potassium and 105 mg of sodium. Together, these electrolytes help restore a deficiency in the body, move over *insert sports drink*, very important for any endurance exercise. If you haven’t already tried coconut water while on a long run I would suggest you give it a go. A quick google search to a reputable site will give you even more health benefits of this amazing water

in the meantime

keep running peeps


See the table below for in depth analysis of nutrients:

Coconut water (Cocus nucifera), Fresh,
Nutrition Value per 100 g
(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)

Principle Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA
Energy 19 Kcal 1%
Carbohydrates 3.71 g 3%
Protein 0.72 g 1.5%
Total Fat 0.20 g 1%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 1.1 g 3%
Folates 3 µg 0.75%
Niacin 0.080 mg 0.5%
Pantothenic acid 0.043 mg <1%
Pyridoxine 0.032 mg 2.5%
Riboflavin 0.057 mg 4%
Thiamin 0.030 mg 2.5%
Vitamin C 2.4 mg 4%
Vitamin A 0 IU 0%
Vitamin E 0 mg 0%
Vitamin K 0 mcg 0%
Sodium 105 mg 7%
Potassium 250 mg 5%
Calcium 24 mg 2.4%
Copper 40 mcg 4.5%
Iron 0.29 mg 3.5%
Magnesium 25 mg 6%
Manganese 0.142 mg %
Zinc 0.10 mg 1%
Auxin (Gibberlin) Present —
Carotene,ß 0 µg —
Cytokines Present —
Lutein-zeaxanthin 0 µg —
Leucoanthocyanin Present —