Coconut Water, Low Sugar Alternative Soft Drink

Coconut water, a natural refreshment, can be a better alternative beverage because it has a lower sugar content than soft drinks or fruit juice.

Equally important, coconut water is also an isotonic drink containing electrolytes which the levels are roughly the same with our bodies.

Post-World War II, when blood adequacy was not available to transfuse wounded soldiers, it was the coconut water given to them, because it contains a substance similar to human blood plasma.

Compared to milk, coconut water is low fat and contains no cholesterol. It is healthier than orange juice because of lower calories.

In 100 ml of coconut water contains 294 mg of potassium, 25 mg of sodium, 5 mg of sugar and 118 mg of chloride.