Hello, I have started using my apartment buildings pool and sauna more frequently - before I would go once every two weeks or so but now as its bloody freezing outside in Toronto its nice to end the day in the Sauna.
I may end up using it 3-5x a week now and I know prolonged and frequent use can decrease electrolytes from all the sweating. Coconut water is often recommended to restore electrolytes but as I am trying to cut weight back and living a VLC life style I'd rather not.
I buy Coconut milk in a carton from So Delicious unsweetened - 50cals and 1g carb per cup would make it an ideal after sauna drink, I also use some in coffee occasionally.
Doing a quick google search some sources say that coconut milk does not have electrolytes as its basically just the meat+water, whereas coconut water is the actual coconut water+meat+water and the water inside the coconut is actually where the electrolytes are.
However other sources say its just as good a source..
Confused.. does anyone know the truth? If it turns out its not a good enough source to replenish electrolytes what do the good people of PaleoHacks recommend?