Coconut water is EVERYWHERE. & I must admit, i've jumped on the bandwagon myself. I love the stuff. But is coconut water as amazing as it claims to be?? I usually opt for the lowest calorie option at my local grocery store (some have "pulp" or added juices that make them higher in calories & I typically like to EAT my calories & not DRINK them), but I wonder... are all coconut water brands created equal or is there a specific brand I should be buying?
To my surprise, when ConsumerLab.com tested three leading brands (Zico, Vita Coco & ONE), only one contained what it actually said it did.
The trouble seems to lie in the beverages' sodium and magnesium quantities: These electrolytes form the basis of the drink's rehydration claims. The test revealed that in the Vita Coco and ONE brands, there was as much as 82% less sodium than advertised, and as much as 35% less magnesium.
However, CNN reports that Zico Natural did deliver its promised levels of the two ingredients.
Zico it is!