I get it: water can become boring. And, if you walk into any convenience store today, you’re amazed and excited by the rows and rows of refrigerators, boasting new “healthy” drinks. How many drinks are out there these days? I’m surprised there isn’t a store dedicated entirely to just beverages (non-alcoholic ones: I realize there are liquor stores). Every bottle says something newer and more intriguing, like “boosts energy levels,” “high antioxidants,” “1000 percent of your vitamin C needs” and “Kickstarts metabolism.” Every bottle is prettier and more colorful than the last. It’s hard to differentiate the good from the bad, and everything looks really good. But here are the facts: these “healthy” drinks aren’t that good for you.
Coconut juice is not the same as coconut water. Don’t let the pictures of palm trees and fresh coconuts fool you. Coconut water is very low in sugar and coconut juice is very high in the stuff. Here’s a tip: if the coconut beverage you’re drinking tastes really good, it’s probably coconut juice.