Replenish: Coconut Water Drinks
Coconut water drinks have gotten a lot of attention for their ability to replenish electrolytes and rehydrate you after a workout. Some even call them “Mother Nature’s sports drinks.” Coconut water is the liquid inside green coconuts—not to be confused with coconut milk or coconut cream. It is naturally low in calories and contains easily digestible carbohydrates. Because it has no artificial ingredients, pure coconut water is a great option for kids and serious athletes who don’t want to depend on sugary, chemical-laden refreshments. But it is important to remember that coconut water isn’t a substitute for actual water in the diet. It contains about 60 calories per serving which can add up quickly if you don’t pay attention.Of course these coconut water drinks are all about flavor and refreshment. Calories don’t count when you’re sipping them through a straw, right?