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Is Coconut Water Healthy?

Do You Know How Much Sugar Is Hiding in Your Daily Dose of Coconut Water?

Staying hydrated is one of the most important tenets of staying alive and healthy, and when it comes to hydration, coconut water is up there as one of the best. The sweet beverage is packed with electrolytes and minerals, making it a great addition to your replenishing, post-workout shake.

Another great thing about coconut water is that it rarely goes through much intervention between the coconut being cracked and its contents being extracted for your drinking pleasure, so unless it says otherwise, a bottle of coconut water won't normally have any added ingredients. Although that does make it one of the cleaner drink options, a closer look at a bottle of coconut water will let you know that its sweet taste comes at a cost, because it contains a considerable amount of sugar.

In comparison to popular culprits such as Coke and orange juice, it may not seem loaded with sugar, but considering 14 grams of sugar equals nearly four teaspoons of sugar, you might find that you're better off sticking to a glass of regular water instead.

Drink per 250 ml Calories Sugar
Coconut Water 45 kcal 13 grams
Coke 105 kcal 26.5 grams
Orange Juice 107 kcal 22 grams

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