Beyond starting a tropical trend (Hollywood is already way onto this, just ask Gisele) - coconut water is exactly what it claims: coconut water. The refreshingly short ingredient list isn’t devoid of nutrients, however. Rich in potassium -- one 8-ounce serving provides as much, if not more, potassium than a banana -- and plant growth hormones called cytokinins, coconut water has certainly earned a star on the Sunset Boulevard of the nutrition world. When it comes to athletics, potassium plays a key role in both muscle contraction and nerve transmission, while also involved in carbohydrate storage for fueling muscles. Additionally, according to Bruce Fife, N.D. (the author of 18 books including The Coconut Oil Miracle) researchers have suggested that consuming sources of cytokinins may produce anti-aging effects (perhaps why Madonna is an investor in Vita Coco?) while also reducing the risk of developing degenerative and age related diseases.
What to try: Amy and Brian’s Coconut Juice with pulp