COCOFINA HANGOVER HELP – Helping you Recover from the Night Before
The Cocofina coconut water survival strategy for the morning after.
It’s so unfair: you only had a few pints, half a bottle of wine and some spirits to finish off, and you’ve ended up feeling like you went ten rounds with Mike Tyson!
But COCOFINA is a heavyweight when it comes to helping beat your hangover. Here’s why:
PROBLEM #1: You are dehydrated. Alcohol is a diuretic which means you urinate more – much more water than you are taking in via the drink. This causes the brain to shrink away from the skull which sets the alarm bells ringing on the outer surface of your brain.
WARNING: Coffee is also a diuretic. The stimulating effect of caffeine may make you feel slightly more alert but you will not improve your recovery in the long term.
THE COCOFINA SOLUTION: a natural isotonic, coconut water is absorbed faster and more efficiently than non-isotonic liquids. So you get rehydrated right away.
PROBLEM #2: You’ve got rid of good stuff like magnesium and potassium by passing lots of water. These minerals help keep the heart beating and dangerous cardiac arrhythmias can occur after heavy drinking.
WARNING: Hair Of The Dog can make you feel better briefly because it raises levels of alcohol in the bloodstream again. A bit like asking Iron Mike to hit you when you’re down.
THE COCOFINA SOLUTION: coconut water is packed with the very minerals that your body is now lacking. It’s so good at replenishing them that during WWII, wounded soldiers were given transfusions of coconut water straight from coconuts!
PROBLEM #3: You feel weary because your blood sugar level is low (yes, you lost glucose in your urine too).
WARNING: Sugary fizzy drinks do raise your blood sugar levels but at the cost of tooth enamel and increasing the chances of throat cancer.
THE COCOFINA EFFECT: coconut water is a good source of carbohydrates but is practically cholesterol-free and very low in fat. So it lifts your energy levels without causing collateral damage.
PROBLEM #4: You’ve exposed your body to nasties called free radicals. These are harmful molecules formed in the liver as it struggles to break down ethanol. The body does have stores of an antioxidant called glutathione to combat free radicals but its reserves can run low after a drinking session.
THE COCOFINA SOLUTION: coconut water is an excellent source of Vitamin C, which also acts as an antioxidant and duplicates some of the functions of glutathione in the body.