A study done last year says that coconut water can be used as a sports drink. The lead researcher of the study said that coconut water is a natural drink that has everything that an average sports drink has and more. It has 5 times more potassium than some of the popular sports drinks, and potassium helps in getting rid of muscle cramps during training or a game. Coconut water also replaces the lost fluids during exercise or a game. It gives small amounts of energy and gives a refreshing feeling.
Coconut water, in my opinion, can be a useful addition to water or a sports drink in a sportsperson’s kit.
Today is World Health Day, and this year’s theme is High Blood Pressure. High blood pressure also known as hypertension increases the risks of heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. However, hypertension is preventable and treatable.
On the occasion of this year’s World Health Day, The Times of India, Bangalore, carried my article yesterday (April 06, 2013) in their wellness section. I’ve published the same article here for the blog readers –
Diet Helps Maintain Normal Blood Pressure
It’s a given that high blood pressure and diet are linked. What and how much you eat can increase the risk of high blood pressure, and at the same time can also help to control your blood pressure.
Increased intake of sodium, calories, saturated fat and alcohol, along with other factors like heredity, smoking, stress and sedentary lifestyle accelerate your risk of high blood pressure.
Dietary changes to control your blood pressure
Steps to prevent or control blood pressure