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ORS vs Coconut Water

Published : Jan 17, 2022 1 mins read Updated On : Jul 27, 2022

Remember those old sunny days where we as kids used to play at the park. The scorching rays of the sun left us feeling dehydrated. So we would rush to the coconut vendors nearby on the streets to rehydrate ourselves.

It is true that coconut water has gained a lot of importance lately due to its hydrating property along with important electrolytes like Sodium, potassium and magnesium.

Coconut water works best in treating dehydration symptoms like dizziness, extreme thirst, dry mouth, fatigue, headaches and nausea. Dehydration is referred to as the loss of water from the body due to low consumption can cause dehydration. Water is essential and is required for many body processes. When one loses water through sweat, excessive excretion of fluids and minerals one is dehydrated.

Coconut water is low in calories, and free from cholesterol and consists of essential electrolytes. Along with this it helps reduce weight and facilitates digestion.

Coconut WATER

Although coconut water serves to be a delicious nutritious drink, and with its added benefits, Coconut water may not be an ideal drink to supply the essential electrolytes lost during sweat if one works out for more than one hour. One needs faster rehydration measures to refuel back the lost electrolytes. Faster rehydration can be achieved by supplementing oneself with a perfect combination of Oral Rehydration Solutions (O.R.S).

What is Oral Rehydration Solutions? Why choose ORS and not Coconut water?

When you’re in a state of dehydration, water alone is not enough. Also when one sweats during long tough workouts one also need to address electrolyte loss, and our body needs the perfect balance of sodium and glucose to help absorption. Thus, one needs to replace fluid and electrolyte lost. ORS helps provide faster hydration as it is usually consumed in a liquid form. This liquid form enables the nutrients to be quickly absorbed into the blood stream providing faster replacement of lost electrolytes and fluid loss.

Electrolyte Replacements

Above all O.R.S is a better alternative as compared to coconut water as it is specially designed for replenishing lost electrolytes and is easily available. One can consume ORS anytime and anywhere during high sun exposure or excessive dehydration due to workouts.

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Shilpa Manwani
Health and Nutrition

Shilpa is an expert on food science. She enjoys writing blogs that give complete information about nutrition. She is also a foodie and loves to talk about different types of food. her extensive kno... Read More

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