The Skinny on Coconut Water

As of late I can't help but notice that everyone in NYC is drinking coconut water – well everyone at my yoga classes and gym anyway.  Obviously I felt the need to jump on the bandwagon.  If these intense work out people are drinking it, it has to be good.  Right? Wrong!  Good for you maybe, but I almost spit out my first sip.  Yet, I'm still drinking it.  Why?  It's better than Gatorade. The jury is still out on whether coconut water is an ideal option for replenishing lost electrolytes. On the up side, it’s high in potassium; an 11.2 ounce container of Naked Coconut Water provides 650 milligrams of potassium. It also provides calcium and magnesium and a small amount of sodium. Which makes sense, because it's really important to replenish sodium after you’ve been sweating heavily.

When it comes to replenishing your body after a workout, each option has its pros and cons. Personally, I’m still a fan of plain old water.