Go Loco for Cocos!

You’ve heard it time and time again, coconut water is good for you. But don’t get confused between coconut water, and coconut milk – they have different benefits for you!

Coconut milk is higher in fat and calories, and it has a great source of potassium. It’s also lactose free, so if you’re not a fan of dairy or are lactose intolerant, coconut milk is a great substitute. With this substitute, you can also further eliminate dairy from your diet by implementing the use of coconut milk into your preparation of meals.

And maybe you’re sitting there worried that just because coconut milk has roughly 552 calories per serving , I’m here to remind you that it’s okay!

According to research done by Dr. Bruce Fife, “those who get an adequate amount of fat in their diets generally eat less than those to try to reduce fat intake”. In other words, it’s okay to include some fatty nutrients in your diet, because it will ultimately balance out your diet and make you feel better.

Some other benefits of coconut milk include protection of the immune system, prevention of heart disease, and healthier skin and hair.

If you aren’t convinced yet, try it out yourself. If it tastes good, and you’re still skeptical, do some more research on your own. But don’t be afraid to give coconut milk a try, especially if you are already loco for coco water!

Hydration is key 

Don’t forget to hydrate before, during and after your workout. Dehydration leads to muscle fatigue and loss of coordination, and the last thing we want when we’re exercising is to lose the ability to perform. It is recommended to drink 7-10 ounces of fluid every 10 to 20 minutes during exercise. Some symptoms to look out for if you’re not hydrating properly are tiredness, muscle cramps and dizziness. Basically, drink your fluids, whether that’s a sports drink or water, and don’t be stubborn about water weight – its VERY normal.