Don't go cuckoo for coconut water

Coconut water is the clear fluid inside a coconut. Because it has natural electrolytes, such as potassium, sodium and manganese, it's popular for rehydration after exercise. But 8 ounces of coconut water has 45 to 60 calories. If these calories put you over your daily calorie limit, you could easily gain 5 to 6 pounds a year. So while coconut water may be comparable to some sports drinks, plain water is still the smart choice for a calorie-free post-workout drink.

June 22, 2016 See more In-depth