Best Powerhouse Drink; The Secret’s Out!

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Look… up in the tree… it’s a bird… it’s a fruit… it’s SuperFood!

Actually it’s the coconut – a succulent superhero sans the funny red shoes and cape. While the entire coconut is one amazing food, it’s the coconut water that sets your Brand Doctors abuzz!

Not since Gilligan’s Island have we been so excited to see coconuts. Folks, coconut water just might be the best-kept secret weapon in the war on bad health. Take a look at these nutritional facts about coconut water:

  • For starters, it contains a variety of nutrients including vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids and enzymes.
  • It’s a good source of the major minerals like magnesium, calcium, and potassium.
  • It’s off-the-charts rich in potassium, which is considered an essential nutrient. An 8-ounce cup of coconut water has more potassium than a banana!
  • It also contains a variety of trace elements such as zinc, selenium, iodine, sulfur, manganese, and boron.

You want more? Coconut water has no cholesterol, is 100% fat free, and is low in calories!

Reality Check

bikerracersBut here’s the best part: Coconut Water is an all-natural sports drink.

Yep, this stuff contains one of the highest sources of electrolytes known to man, and can be used to prevent dehydration.

Bottomline: It’s a much healthier alternative to sugary sports drinks for replacing electrolytes lost through exercise or illness!

Check it out:

  • At about 650mg per serving, coconut water naturally packs way more potassium than most sports drinks which average less than 110mg.
  • With an average of 35mg per serving, it has less sodium than sports drinks that average 75mg. Some energy drinks sock you with up to 200mg sodium.
  • And, at 118mg, it’s high in chloride compared to sports drinks which average about 39mg.

Oh, by the way, It’s also known as an excellent hangover cure – do we have your attention now?

eBrandAid Coconut Water Guidelines

Since not all coconut water brands are created equally, you’ll want to follow these two simple, yet important guidelines:

  • Look for 100% natural coconut water to be the ONLY ingredient listed on the label.
  • Avoid brands that contain added sugar or preservatives; they’ll also contain twice the calories, fat, and sodium!

The obvious question: How do you get your hands on this miracle water?  Easy! Check our list of BestBrands below. We even tell you where to find the good stuff…and it’s not on Gilligan’s Island!

Best Brands

badge-transWe think the Professor and Maryann would agree: Coconut water should be added to your list of must-have superfoods!

But, finding coconut water BestBrands in your local grocery stores is a hit or miss proposition. It’s more readily available in specialty grocery stores like Whole Foods Market, Wild Oats Marketplace and Target. Or you can let your fingers do the shopping online at!

O.N.E. 100 % Natural Coconut Water

ONEcoconutNUTRITION FACTS: per serving 11 fl.ozs., 60 cals, 35mg sodium, 670mg potassium, 0g fiber, 14g sugar, 1g protein

: 100% Natural Coconut Water.

Note: This is the Brand Doctor’s favorite for taste and price!

Vita Coco

vitacocoNUTRITION FACTS: per serving 11 fl.ozs., 60 cals, 35mg sodium, 670mg potassium, 0g fiber, 14g sugar, 1g protein

INGREDIENTS: all-natural, pure 100% coconut water.

ZICO Natural

zico.1NUTRITION FACTS: (for all flavors): per serving 11 fl. Ozs., 60 cals, 0g fat, 60mg sodium, 670mg potassium, 0g fiber, 14g sugar, 1g protein

INGREDIENTS: 100% natural coconut water.

Remember, when you’re armed with a little eBrandAid know-how, you’re in control at the grocery store.

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In Our Opinion: The information contained in the eBrandAid e-newsletters is strictly based on the opinions of the eBrand Doctors. We have created a set of guidelines that we believe will help shoppers to better understand and decode food labels on products found in most grocery stores. Our mission is to help shoppers find the healthier brands that have the least amount of chemicals and other junk ingredients.

One Response to “Best Powerhouse Drink; The Secret’s Out!”

  1. Roberta said...

    I’m training for a marathon and have come to depend on coconut water during my long runs. I’ve tried a few different brands and I think Vita Coco tastes the best.

    Thanks for the great article!

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