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Natural Sports Drinks

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Cucumber

Many benefits in celery parallel cucumber’s thus making it a great source of endurance too. Cucumbers have a water content of 96% and the nutrients in the juice cause a cooling effect in the body. This is important since the heat you produce affects your endurance as an athlete. By drinking cucumber juice, you bring down your overall body temperature, which extends your performance.

Cucumbers are also a great source of magnesium and potassium. Cucumber also has a diuretic effect that will help get rid of excess fluid in the body. Further, since the juice is alkaline in nature, it naturally helps generate energy.

The other importance of cucumber juice is that it is a great source of silica, which is a building block for your body. Your ligaments, bones, muscles, and other connective tissues use silica as a major rebuilding and repair component. Cucumber is also rich in copper, primarily responsible for moving energy around the body.

In addition, because of the other minerals, it has like molybdenum, sulfur, folate, vitamin A and vitamin C, cucumber makes it possible for your body to assimilate and boost endurance.

Coconut Water

Reasons, why you should add coconut water to your hydration chink, are many.

First, coconut water is the most pure form of water that does not need any further distilling probably because its purification started from the ground to 30-40 ft high. It is practically impossible to find any other liquid on the planet that has gone through the purification level coconut water goes through.Its purity is also because of the hard coconut shell that protects it from external elements.

Secondly, coconut water is rich in potassium; potassium boosts endurance. This electrolyte (potassium) travels to every cells in your body and is responsible for every electrical impulse for nerve conduction, the contraction of your heart, as well as skeletal muscle contraction.

Coconut water also has sodium. Sodium works to regulate the fluid in your body. Because it prevents body dehydration, it also helps flush out toxins and excess fluids. 14 ounces of coconut water contains approximately 192 mg of sodium compared to the 52 mg in Gatorade.

Because of its alkaline nature, coconut water falls in the isotonic drink category. This alkalinity makes it possible to neutralize and flash out the lactic acid in the cells and the muscles during exercise. Coconut water also contains phosphorous, an electrolyte that transfers energy throughout your body. Coconut water also has the ability to regulate your body temperature, which promotes competing for a long time without overheating.

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