A new emerging trend is in coconut water. Currently, it is a 200 million dollar industry.
Coconut water is basically natural Gatorade. It is a fluid that has a high concentration of electrolytes such as potassium, magnesium, and sodium. It also has a small amount of naturally occurring sugar, so like Gatorade and other sports drinks it has some calories.
Consumer Labs, the independent testing/consumer watchdog group, recently tested 3 brands of coconut water. Most had almost more than HALF the reported electrolyte content! Surprised?
So, yes, coconut water is GREAT. It is “natural Gatorade” that’s great when you are exercising or are a bit dehydrated. It does NOT have any health benefits beyond this. But as we’ve said many times before, just getting re-hydrated solves many health problems for most people.
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