NPR: Coconut Water is “Not Magical”

Clearly, coconut water has been one of the fastest growing categories in the beverage industry, but are its highly touted rehydration benefits as helpful as advertised? In a recent article, National Public Radio (NPR) posits that while coconut water does provide an electrolyte-packed punch, most individuals can rehydrate just as well with plain water. The article cites the opinion of Andrea Giancoli, a registered dietitian and spokesperson for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, who explained that while the draw for coconut water is based on its potassium content, the drink is “not magical.”

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