Is Coconut Water Good for You?

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Coconut water is an all natural alternative to water, sports drinks, and sodas. For years, coconut water has been a staple beverage for people in South East Asia, Africa, and the Pacific Islands. Now, because coconut water can be bottled at the source, you can enjoy its benefits almost anywhere, anytime.

Read on to learn about the many ways coconut water is good for you.

  • What’s Good about Electrolytes?
  • What’s Good about Vitamins?
  • What else is Good about Coconut Water?
  • What makes PHENOM Coconut Water Even Better?

What’s Good about Electrolytes?
Coconut water is good for you because it’s packed with essential electrolytes that your body needs to stay hydrated, energized and healthy.

Electrolytes are electrically charged ions. Their main role in your body is to help your cells maintain voltages across cell membranes and carry impulses to other cells throughout your body.

Your body contains high amounts of sodium chloride and potassium electrolytes. Other important electrolytes present in your body include:

  • Calcium
  • Phosphate
  • Sulfate
  • Magnesium

When you sweat, you can lose large amounts of these electrolytes, and this is where coconut water comes into play. Coconut water contains a large amount of potassium (nearly twice as much as a banana) as well as sodium, magnesium, manganese, and calcium.

So, by drinking coconut water after you sweat, you can easily replenish your electrolyte count with just one serving.

That said, you don’t have to be working out to enjoy coconut water. Because it’s low in calories, fat-free and naturally sweetened, unlike other super hydrating sports recovery drinks, coconut water can be enjoyed anytime, by anyone.

What’s Good about Vitamins?
Coconut water is good for you because it’s rich in important vitamins that your body needs to maintain a healthy balance.

Coconut water contains a large amount of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps boost immunity.  Other important vitamins in coconut water include:

  • Vitamin B6, which helps our bodies produce amino acids needed to build protein. B6 also promotes metabolism and the creation of neurotransmitters.
  • Riboflavin, or B2, which assists in the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
  • Thiamin, or B1, which maintains healthy nervous and circulatory systems.

Now that you know what’s good about the electrolytes and vitamins in coconut water, read on to find out more.

What else is Good about Coconut Water?
Coconut water is good for you because it’s rich in dietary fiber and makes an excellent diuretic. Together, these benefits of coconut water help you rid your body of harmful toxins.

In addition to benefiting your body internally, coconut water can also be added to shampoos, conditioners, and moisturizers to promote healthy hair, skin and nails.

What makes PHENOM™ Coconut Water Even Better?

PHENOM™ Coconut Water is a revolutionary new line of coconut water products developed jointly by GNC, the leader in nutrition and PepsiCo, the leader in beverages.

PHENOM™ is a breakthrough in coconut water beverages because it features formulas “boosted” with GNC’s premium vitamins. It takes the refreshing water from deep within the coconut, and adds nourishing vitamins and replenishing electrolytes for “PHENOMenally” healthy hydration.

PHENOM™ Coconut Water is available in seven refreshing varieties, including:

  • HYDRO, an unflavored 100% natural coconut water enhanced with an electrolyte boost that promotes rapid hydration.
  • MEGA V, a 100% natural coconut water beverage fortified with premium vitamins and minerals to support health and well-being, including 100% of the RDA of Vitamin C plus Calcium, Vitamin B, and more. MEGA V is also available in three flavor variants - Unflavored, Orange Guava Passion, and Pineapple Punch.
  • ANTIOX, a 100% natural coconut water beverage boosted with antioxidants to help protect against cell damage, and fortified with premium vitamins and minerals to support health and well-being, including 150% of the RDA of Vitamin C plus Calcium, Vitamin B, and more. ANTIOX is available in Blueberry Pomme flavor.
  • ENERGY, a 100% natural coconut water beverage enhanced with B vitamins for energy production and caffeine and other energizing ingredients to boost physical energy metabolism. ENERGY is fortified with premium ingredients to support health and well-being, including 100% of the RDA of Vitamin C, Vitamin B-12, and Niacin plus Calcium, Vitamin E, and more. ENERGY is available in two flavors - Acai Peach and Lemon Mojito.

And just like traditional coconut water, PHENOM™ contains no artificial flavors, preservatives or added sugars, is low in calories and contains zero cholesterol.

Why do you think coconut water is good for you? Comment below.

34 Responses to “Is Coconut Water Good for You?”

  1. Jo Painter says:

    I was very surprised to see how much potassium coconut water contains-twice as much as banana! I am always low in potassium and am allergic to banana. I take a potassium supplement, but would prefer to get it naturally. I think your body knows what to do with natural substances much more easily. I’d love to try your product.

  2. Judy Rector says:

    Wow I would love to try Phenom Coconut Water! I am always trying to force myself to drink water and I never drink enough. I love this being all natural and with the potassium and vitamins included along with adding a boost of energy, this could be just what I have been looking for. It sounds like a wonderful product!

  3. Janean steadman says:

    I am excited to try this! I love the fact that it is good for your body indide and out! I will be putting it in my shampoo as well as in my mouth. New health and beauty secret for sure!

  4. Elnik says:

    It is very good for pregnant women as well and it gives her good energy.

  5. Betsy says:

    Can’t wait to try this new Coconut Water I hear it’s good for you.

  6. Pamela D Alcorn says:

    I am always looking for extra potassium in my diet and would love to try your product! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to try this, when I was a kid, we would crack open coconuts to eat them so I love coconut! Thnaks so much!

  7. Sam says:

    Wow, boosts metabolism, extra Potassium, good for digestion, energy! I am absolutely going to try it in my conditioner! (which would you use for this?) This seems like nothing but a win-win.

  8. Barb says:

    I’ve been using coconut oil for years so I’m excited to try coconut water. I also take magnesium supplements and eat nuts to help my restless legs syndrome, so this will be another way to get more magnesium.

  9. TROY SOLIS says:

    I love coconut water, and look forward to trying this one.

  10. Tracy Gerg says:

    Coconut water is delicious and nutritious. Its medicinal properties help jaundice, urinary disorders, pimples, measles, prickly heat, sunburn and heat boils.

  11. Elizabeth Archuleta says:

    I heard from so many people that it was good for you and I believe it. The actual coconut fruit has a lot of nutrients so I’m guessing the water does too. I would love to try your product! I eat coconuts a lot, so if I like you’re product I will for sure buy them on a regular basis thanks!

  12. Terrie Miller says:

    High source of Vitamin C, keeps the body hydrated, used by other countries for centries and is full of essential minerals…what more could you want?

    Thanks for the coupon to try this new product!

  13. aimee arroyo says:

    I am definitely excited to try Hydro, I have read that coconut water promotes weight loss, keeps your body hydrated , raisies your metabolisim and well that works for me. I recently had a hysterctomy at age 35 and have been sent into full menopause, this product seems to be able to give me additional nutrients I need. Can’t wait to try it.

  14. Shelly says:

    I am a nurse and coconut juice has vitamins and is low fat, low sugar. A very good choice over sports drinks. Also no caffeine.

  15. Mindy Murachver says:

    Like the product says lots of potassium, which is what I need and much easier to drink than to get a banana every day.

    Love to receive a coupon for this free item.

    Thank you so much!

  16. kk says:

    I love coconut water. It helps balance my electrolytes after exercise. Electrolytes are important for a healthy heart <3!

  17. Natalie says:

    I am very surprised on how this water can have weight loss benefits. Its all the craze in Hollywood. I know that it can replace all of your gatorades and vitamin waters that are full of artificial sugars.

  18. J-me Duffy says:

    ive always heard rumors on vacation to not drink coconut water for health reasons, but never tried it before. i hope PHENOL can change my mind so i dont look like a total tourist in Hawaii next summer. thanks

    J. Duffy

  19. Lucy says:

    My cousin and I drink coconut water… since then we have noticed that we have more energy and have lost weight!

  20. crystal f says:

    love the energy factor..would love to try! thanks for the oportunity!

  21. Estella says:

    If coconut water is such a great source of nutrients, why is it necessary to “boost it”? Sometimes natural things are better left unaltered. At least this one is not overloaded with sugar and other additives.

  22. Su says:

    My sister in law has chronic colotis…. I have been trying to get her to drink Smart Water to avoid dehydration. Since she doesn’t like the tast of Smart Water, I’m hoping coconut water will provide a viable alternative.

  23. olga says:

    I would love to try Phenom Coconut Water! I love this being all natural and with the potassium and vitamins. It sounds like a great product!

  24. Joshua Pock says:

    Cocconut water is a antioxidant and due to it antioxidant proporties it can help stop free radicals in your body and destroy harmful cancer cells and will boost your immune system. Better than this it tastes great and Tom Hank’s character in the movie Cast Away drank it.

  25. Marcie Ortmann says:

    I am a Diabetic and would love to try Phenom Coconut Water. I have to watch my carb intake and I think this product would make a big difference in my diet.

  26. jill karsten says:

    look forward to trying coconut water, have heard it is good for you.

  27. huma says:

    I grew up drinking coconut water my entire life, it’s good to finally see the health benefits catching on across the nation!

  28. celina says:

    i am excited to try the new antitox water

  29. celina says:

    I AM excited for this new water

  30. carl says:

    I run about 12 miles a week and have heard the benefits of coconut water.
    Additionally, my family uses coconut oil in everything now instead of olive, canola, etc. We have heard it has antibiotic-like qualities, as well as “good” fat. Love the sweet flavor to veggies!

  31. Georgianna Samia says:

    The antioxidents in the Blueberry are a real plus !!

  32. Beth says:

    I really want to try Phenom! I am an avid runner, I especially love to run long distance! I enjoy doing ultra marathons especially! I drink a lot of coconut water because of the nutrients and electrolytes! I am very pleased to that Phenom contains no added sugars or artificial sweeteners. I like the fact that there are multiple flavors to choose from as well. Can’t wait to try it!

  33. Craig says:

    I drink one Coconut water a day. It is a refreshing and energizing drink. I have found that it gives me mental focus. I haven’t tried PHENOM Coconut Water yet, But certainly look forward to finding it in my area!

  34. Troy S. says:

    My wife is pregnant and was feeling exhausted all the time. I heard about coconut water and bought some for her. She has been drinking it every day for about 3 weeks and she feels like a new person. Her energy level is back, her nausea is gone and her acne has cleared up also. I’ve also started drinking it and feel great.

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