Oh Yum: Zico Coconut Water

Oh Yum: Zico Coconut Water

Sure sure, we all know that coconut water can be a healthy alternative to regular water when it comes to beverages. Containing potassium, magnesium, sodium, calcium, and phosphorus naturally, coconut water helps restore electrolytes to the body on hot days. It's also dairy-free, lactose-free, has no added sugar, and is gluten-free. Our favorite brand, Zico, lists just one ingredient... coconut water.

Nutrition Facts:

70 mg sodium (3% daily)

490 mg potassium (14% daily)

11 g carbs (9 of which is naturally occurring sugar) (4% daily)

Percentage of your daily vitamin needs:

4% Calcium

2% Phosphorus

4% Magnesium

How to use Coconut Water:

Sure, you can drink coconut water as you can any beverage, but just like anything that isn't water, drink it in moderation. It still has calories that can add up.

About that cooking thing... in any recipe that calls for an amount of water added to a pan to steam or sauté your food, try swapping it out with coconut water. You'll add vitamins along with a fresh coconut flavor. To us, that's definitely an Oh Yum!

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