Coconut Water

Coconut Water

About Coconut Water

Coconut water is found inside young, green coconuts.  This is different than coconut milk – which comes from the grated ‘meat’ of a brown coconut.

Nutrition Benefits of Coconut Water

Coconut water has been marketed as “Nature’s Gatorade”.  It is fat and cholesterol free and high in potassium.  Compared to most common sports drinks, Coconut Water has fewer calories, less sodium, less sugar, and more potassium.  Coconut Water also contains electrolytes, which is another reason is it popular among athletes.

Smoothie Tip

You can replace water with coconut water in any of our superfood smoothie recipes that call for water.  Or you can do 1/2 and 1/2 as well.

Nutrition Facts

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Coconut Water scores well for 4 health goals

This ingredient was scored for various health goals Learn more.

The Research

Blood Pressure: Score 92


Significantly reduces systolic and diastolic blood pressures in hypertensive subjects in a human study. Coconut water is high in potassium, which helps your blood pressure naturally decrease.

Human Studies:

Athletic Performance: Score 90


Coconut water is good as ingesting a commercial sports drink for whole body rehydration after exercise-induced dehydration but with better fluid tolerance in a human study.

Human Studies:

Brain: Score 88


Coconut water could significantly reduce some pathologies associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Animal Studies:

Diabetes (Type 2): Score 84


Animal: Coconut water exhibits hypoglycemic and antioxidant potential in experimental diabetes.

Animal Studies:

How Our Scoring System Works

For each health goal, we assigned a score to each recipe and each ingredient. This helps you better understand the correlation that medical research is suggesting between foods and benefits to various health goals. Our scoring system is based on REAL RESEARCH published on This is a website that curates over 25 million different biomedical journals.



What we consider when creating your scores:

  • 1Type of Study (human, animal, lab, or academic review)
  • 2Amount of Research
  • 3What the Research Says
  • 4How much of the ingredient we use (for the recipes)
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