Is Coconut Water Good for You?


There’s been a lot of buzz about coconut water lately. Here’s a description from the website for one of the leading brands:

“For more than 4,000 years, coconut water has been revered as a natural source of nutrition, wellness, beauty and hydration. In times of famine and war, coconut water has been used as an intravenous fluid and saved many lives. It’s the only natural substance that can be safely injected into the human blood stream. Now modern science has validated its effectiveness.”

The site goes on to list many of the “amazing benefits” of coconut water. It’s said to help with:

  • Muscle performance
  • Energy
  • Weight-loss
  • Heart health
  • Stress reduction
  • Skin, hair & nail health
  • Mental acuity
  • Kidney cleansing
  • Natural hang-over cure

So, let’s take a closer look at this miraculous liquid and learn if coconut water is good for you in this healthy food video from Howcast.