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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: July | Volume: 7 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 260-264

Effect of Coconut Water on Measures of Hydration and Physical Performance in Athletes

Apala Chaubey1, Mahak Sharma2, Barkha Bhatnagar3

1MSc Student, 2Assistant Professor, 3Associate Professor,
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad.

Corresponding Author: Apala Chaubey


Rehydration after exercise requires replacement of electrolyte. Recently, attention has been given to coconut water, a natural attentive to manufactured sports drink. The study aimed to find out the effect of coconut water (CW) on measures of hydration and physical performance of athletes. The study was conducted in NIT, Faridabad. The purposive sampling was done in which 8 male athletes aged 18-30 years were selected. Anthropometric measurement, biochemical measurements were measured by standardized process. Blood pressure and heart rates were measured by electric BP machine. The results revealed that regarding treadmill performance test, mean and standard deviation of total exercise time hydrated by Plain water was 43.62±5.92 and CW was 44.00±5.65 but the difference was not statistically significant. The study concluded that coconut water has a better effect on the performance as compared to plain water, more sample can be included to have better results.

Key words: Dehydration, coconut drink, heart rate, treadmill test

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