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Doctor insights on: Coconut Water Vs Gatorade

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How healthy is coconut water?

How healthy is coconut water?

Good stuff: Good source of hydration, low calories and potassium with no down side. Be careful with some of the commercialized preparations. Try to purchase ones with simply, coconut water without the fancy additives. ...Read more

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Does coconut water turn into hemlock?

Does coconut water turn into hemlock?

No: No, coconut water does not turn into hemlock. They are very different substances -- and hemlock is toxic. ...Read more

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Does coconut water affect tacycardia?

Does coconut water affect tacycardia?

No: If it is natural coconut milk without any additives, then it will have no affect on any type of tachycardia. Also no interactions with any meds used to treat tachycardia syndromes. So....Enjoy! ...Read more

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Is it healthy to drink coconut water?

Health benefits: Coconut Water comes from the interior of young coconuts. Due to it’s osmolarity, coconut water is used in some tropical areas to replace fluid losses due to diarrhea. It contains potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, manganese, vitamin C, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine & folate (folic acid). Research suggests that it’s cytokins may have some level of anti-carcinogenic & anti-aging effect. ...Read more

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Can coconut water replenish electrolytes?

Can coconut water replenish electrolytes?

Yes, some: Coconut water has less sugar and sodium and more potassium than Gatorade. It will replenish electrolytes (sodium and potassium) but the amount replenished will be different than Gatorade. Some athletes use coconut water, but, to get the proper ratio of electrolytes you need to add sodium (i.e. table salt). It may be easier to stick with the low sugar versions of Gatorade. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of coconut water?

What are the health benefits of coconut water?

Electrolytes Hydrate: Coconut water is a good source of potassium and other electrolytes and gives better hydration than water alone. Raw coconut water also has enzymes that may have (unproven) benefits. I was recently interviewed for a good article that explores this topic: http://www. Santacruz. Com/news/2013/07/09/coconut_water_everything_its_cracked_up_to_be. ...Read more

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Help please! Could coconut water constipate you?

Coconut water should: Not constipate. Due to it’s osmolarity, coconut water is used in some tropical areas to replace fluid losses due to diarrhea. It contains potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc & manganese. It has an excellent electrolyte composition. ...Read more

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Is it okay to mix baby formula with coconut water?

Is it okay to mix baby formula with coconut water?

No, Coconut: Water has chunks of coconut floating in it. This would not work. ...Read more

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Is coconut water just a celeb fad or a healthy drink?

Is coconut water just a celeb fad or a healthy drink?

Fad: And tasts great.

Never seen a study that compared coconut water with tap water. May be there is something on google. ...Read more

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The coconut water that is fresh from inside the coconut. What sugars, etc., are in it?

The coconut water that is fresh from inside the coconut. What sugars, etc., are in it?

Nutritional food: Coconut is well known for its nutritional benefits. Its abundant in vitamins, minearals and nutrients. Some of these include omega 6 fatty acids which are beneficial to the body. It is a good source of manganese, iron, phosphorous, and potassium as well as other trace minerals. Coconuts also contain lauric acid which is antibacterial and excellent in fighting infection. I use a machete to cut. ...Read more

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Can you mention water / food examples of electrolytes please? I know coconut water is one of them

Can you mention water / food examples of electrolytes please? I know coconut water is one of them

Easily done: Electrolytes are sodium, potassium, calcium, chloride and so forth. They ubiquitous in your food, and you naturally replenish your body after illness or exercise. The popular sports drinks make this very easy. There's nothing magic about coconuts. ...Read more

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Coconut water potassium too much for babies?

Coconut water potassium too much for babies?

No coconut water: Water is not safe for babies under 6 mts. It can lead to sodium imbalance which can cause seizures. Only breast milk/formula before then. After 6 mts, can offer small amounts of water in a cup. Fruit juice is ok too but I believe that kids are better off if they don't discover fruit juice and get that taste for sugary drinks. I have never heard of giving babies coconut water. I would be cautious. ...Read more

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What benefits of coconut water?

What benefits of coconut water?

Hydration.: Provides water and a small amount of carbohydrates- both of which are essential components of a normal diet. There are no other significant benefits or miracle ingredients although advertisers / marketers would have you believe otherwise. ...Read more

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What is coconut water benifits?

Coconut Water: Coconut Water comes from the interior of young coconuts. Due to it’s osmolarity, coconut water is used in some tropical areas to replace fluid losses due to diarrhea. It contains potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, manganese, vitamin C, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine & folate (folic acid). Research suggests that it’s cytokins may have some level of anti-carcinogenic & anti-aging effect. ...Read more

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Why is coconut water so popular?

Why is coconut water so popular?

Very refreshing: Coconut Water comes from the interior of young coconuts. Due to it’s osmolarity, coconut water is used in some tropical areas to replace fluid losses due to diarrhea. It contains potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, manganese, vitamin C, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine & folate (folic acid). Research suggests that it’s cytokins may have some level of anti-carcinogenic & anti-aging effect. ...Read more

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Coconut water is good for copd?

There Is No Evidence: There is no evidence that coconut water can help patients with COPD in any way ...Read more

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Is coconut water a natural laxative?

Is coconut water a natural laxative?

No: Coconut water is an effective electrolyte replacement and should not cause a laxative affect. ...Read more

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How do I use coconut water on my face?

How do I use coconut water on my face?

Coconut Water: Coconut water is the liquid from immature coconut fruit. It has been used for everything from a medicinal tonic in tropical locations to sports recovery drinks, because it contains antioxidants and important electrolytes, such as potassium. The antioxidants, combined with plant growth hormones and coconut water's ability to quickly hydrate your body make it an excellent substance for skin health. ...Read more

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Is coconut water bad for edema patient?

Is coconut water bad for edema patient?

Not so bad.: There are approximately 29 mg sodium per cup of coconut water (milk). Therefore, if one is on a low sodium (2 grams/day) diet, one can judge whether or not to drink the coconut milk.
It's a really good question, and reading the labels for sodium content is the solution. Check your blood pressure sitting and standing to ensure it's less than 130-135 systolic. Salt raises bp. ...Read more

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Can coconut water help with constipation?

Can coconut water help with constipation?

Not the best: Coconut water contains sugar, and like other juices the sugar can act as an "osmotic laxative", drawing fluid into stools. The fluid itself is useful, too. However, high fiber foods, plain water, and possibly stool softeners are likely to be more effective. ...Read more

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Can my 6 month old baby have coconut water?

Can my 6 month old baby have coconut water?

Not recommended: The main problem is that coconut water is essentially a sports drink- extra electrolytes, calories- and may not be appropriate for babies. The other downside is that she may fill up on it and not drink the milk she needs. If your baby needs additional fluids, give her water. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink coconut water everyday?

Is it safe to drink coconut water everyday?

Yes: Coconut water is a good source of potassium and other electrolytes and gives better hydration than water alone. Raw coconut water also has enzymes that may have (unproven) benefits. I was interviewed for a good article that explores this topic: http://www. Santacruz. Com/news/2013/07/09/coconut_water_everything_its_cracked_up_to_be. ...Read more

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Is coconut water ok for gastritis and esophagitis?

Is coconut water ok for gastritis and esophagitis?

YOu might have more: Problems if you have difficulty absorbing/ breaking down fructose. ...Read more

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Drink coconut water when having diabetes, it's ok?

Drink coconut water when having diabetes, it's ok?

Yes, but...: Coconut water is a very healthy drink, high in potassium (K), and other minerals with very little sugar and low glycemic index of 3! It is essentially a low sugar sports drink. Be careful and make sure you are drinking pure coconut water without additives, particularly sweeteners. Many companies will add sugar for flavoring, check the label! If you have kidney disease, the K/mag may be an issue. ...Read more

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Is pure coconut water okay to drink with intercystial cystitis?

Is pure coconut water okay to drink with intercystial cystitis?

Should be: Coconut water is rather bland ; thus should be ok. Not ok if it provokes your ic symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I give my 8 mos old coconut water in addition to nursing and meals?

You can: But it has no magic qualities. There is no special benefit. It is a good idea to introduce a variety of different fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc. ...Read more

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Just wondering what your opinions are on canned coconut water or coconut juice?

Just wondering what your opinions are on canned coconut water or coconut juice?

Healthy but pricey: Coconut water is very trendy. In general, I believe spring water or purified non-fluoridated water is the healthiest thing to drink. Coconut water does contain potassium & other vitamins & minerals, but its greatest benefits may be enzymes & cytokinins. But there is little research thus far to support health claims. The downside is that it has sugar & is pricey. See comments for a couple of links:. ...Read more