Encouraging Health and Happiness

More Than A Drink

The MAC is offering three new options to refresh yourself during and after your workout. If you find yourself thirsty, stop by the front desk and ask about Coconut Water, Body Armor and Cascade Ice.

Coconut Water is one of the hottest fitness beverages on the market right now.Touted as “nature’s sports drink,” coconut water refers to the liquid extracted from young, green coconuts. A dietary staple in many tropical countries, coconut water is low in calories, fat-free and provides an excellent source of potassium. Its carbohydrate content is comparable with well-known sports drink brands, and while it contains fewer electrolytes than a typical sports drink, its electrolyte levels are considered suitable for the recovery needs of a typical person after physical activity. The jury is still out on some of the more extraordinary health claims associated with the product (specifically that it can help control diabetes, prevent cancer and ease hypertension), but at the very least, coconut water presents a tasty alternative to plain water and traditional sports beverages.

Body Armor is a line of exotic fruit and tea blends containing large amounts of vitamins and minerals. Flavors like Pomegranate Acai Green Tea and Raspberry Blueberry Goji are definitely a departure from more established sports drink offerings, but this beverage has its benefits. One bottle of Cherry Citrus Body Armor contains twice the electrolytes of the leading sports drink, a banana worth of potassium, 50 blueberries worth of polyphenals, large amounts of vitamins A, C, and D, and 200% of the recommended daily intake of vitamins B3, B5 and B12.

Cascade Ice is a refreshing, mildly carbonated beverage. It can be considered “guilt free” as it contains zero calories, no sodium, caffeine or gluten, zero grams of sugar and no carbohydrates. It comes in a variety of fruit flavors, including Wild Berry, Orange Mango, Strawberry Guava and Acai Blueberry Pomegranate.

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