Training for a 50 mile race last year and I was desperate to find an alternative to plain water. 20+ mile runs on consecutive weekends and if all I have is plain water it’s a challenge to keep drinking and stay hydrated as well as I should.
That was when I decided to try ZICO Premium Coconut Water™. I admit, I was influenced by social media and the praise of coconut water. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and my favorite healthy living blogs all sharing photos and a love of coconut water.
I decided to try it, but the thing is I don’t like eating coconut. Never have and I can’t imagine I ever will. But, like I said, I was desperate for an alternative to plain water. I was open to trying almost anything as long as it was all natural and not too sweet. I picked up a bottle at Whole Foods while grocery shopping. I opened it in the parking lot and by the time I got home it was gone.
ZICO Premium Coconut Water™ has been a staple in our house ever since. Why?
- not too sweet
- the taste isn’t as coconut-y as I expected
- no stomach problems
- although I prefer the plain there are a variety of flavors (plain, mango, chocolate, passion fruit and pineapple) to choose from
- I like the taste so after about 8 hours of running during an ultra (this is when I tend to not want to drink) I’m more likely to keep drinking to refuel and replenish
- tastes great in smoothies
Strength training, yoga, like my daughter with 3 hours of All-Star cheer practice in a gym or, my favorite, running…whatever your activity of choice, stay hydrated this summer with ZICO Premium Coconut Water™.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by ZICO through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about ZICO, all opinions are my own.
What is your favorite alternative to plain water while exercising? Do you drink coconut water? Did you expect it to taste more coconut-y?
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