A dear long-time friend came out today and we hauled off 10 wheelbarrow loads of leaves (well, he did most of the heavy lifting and work). Can you believe raking in late June still? Ugh. On to weeding. The day started out overcast and breezy but by the afternoon it was hot. This made me think of the article I read in the health section of Time a few weeks ago about coconut water.
Coconut water is supposed to be an excellent rehydrater; better than Gatorade. C Water is extracted from fruit too young to have formed milk. It is low in calories, has no fat, and contains less sugar than most juices. According to the article, it contains the same five electrolytes found in human blood. In fact, in emergencies it has been used intravenously when conventional hydration fluids have been unavailable.
C Water is the 'new next thing,' that athletes and health nuts have discovered. Sales topped $50 million last year. The top three brands are Zico, O.N.E., and VitaCoco. There's a lot of hype out there about the benefits of the drink, mostly false, (it's doubtful it cures cancer or even cramps), but since it does help with dehydration better than Gatorade or most drinks, I would've been happy to try it this afternoon,