Coconut Water Craze

Coconut water is currently one of the most popular natural thirst quenchers available; in the past few years, it has become a permanent fixture in health food stores, cafes, supermarkets, convenience stores, and even some gyms.  Owing to coconut water's purported weight-loss and health benefits, many runners and other workout enthusiasts can be forgiven for wondering if it is a good alternative to water or other sports drinks. Coconut water does have some benefits that water does not have: it contains electrolytes that can help athletes to rehydrate after exercise, for example. However, some of coconut water's potential health benefits have been inflated or are otherwise unproven by science -- so before picking up a carton of this healthy hydration product it is important that athletes know all the facts. Coconut water is the liquid from the inside of a coconut. It is important that consumers don't confuse coconut water with coconut milk or cream, both of which contain much more fat. Coconut products have been subject to a lot of media attention in the last few years, mainly because of their purported health benefits, especially for those who are looking to lose weight.

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