Coconut Water Guide

Get all the energy-boosting effects of coconut water without a ton of added sugars. Learn what to look for with this guide.

Coconut Water Guide

Toss that sports drink aside. Coconut water has fewer calories, less sodium and more potassium than most sports drinks and is an excellent low-fat, low-sugar source of nourishment for exercisers and non-exercisers alike.

Getting the right balance of electrolytes could replenish your energy, help lower your blood pressure, and help rebuild lean muscle, which are only some of the reasons coconut water has become one of the latest health crazes.


Coconut water is tapped from the center of young, green coconuts and, unlike coconut milk, is not fatty and has a light, clean taste. See what all the fuss is about, but be careful to make the right choices, since not all coconut waters are created equal. Use these guidelines to make sure you get all the benefits without being tricked into buying an unhealthy alternative.  

  • Check labels to make sure there are no added sugars
  • Choose plain, unflavored coconut water
  • Make sure it has no more than 50 calories per serving
  • Limit yourself to two servings a day
  • Drink it in the morning for some extra energy or to rehydrate you after a long night's sleep
  • Drink it in the afternoon to get you out of a slump or after working out to replenish lost electrolytes 

More ways to use coconut water: 

Super Energy Smoothie
Avocado Smoothie 
Fountain of Youth Shake 

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Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

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