Coconut Water for Athletic Performance vs Sports Drinks

NutritionFacts .org
NutritionFacts .org
29 Feb 2020

Coconut water is tested head-to-head against plain water and sports drinks in athletes.

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Here are the videos I alluded to about coconut oil in the video:
• Coconut Oil and the Boost in HDL “Good” Cholesterol (
• What About Coconuts, Coconut Milk, and Coconut Oil MCTs? (

Other coconut oil videos include:
• Does Coconut Oil Cure Alzheimer’s? (
• Does Coconut Oil Clog Arteries? (
• Coconut Oil and Abdominal Fat (

What if you just put it on your skin? See Eczema Treatment with Coconut Oil, Mineral Oil, vs. Vaseline (

How Much Should You Exercise? ( Great question—watch the video!

How Many Glasses of Water Should We Drink a Day? ( Got one on that too!

Stay tuned for the thrilling conclusion in Are Sports Drinks Safe and Effective? (

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