5 Waters to Drink Instead of Coconut Water
Posted On May 25, 2016
Going loco for something other than coco? It turns out that there is, in fact, life after coconut water. There are endless parades of hydrating waters and refreshing juices claiming to be the new coconut water. We’ve found five that are equally good for you to substitute the common coconut cold-drink.
- Watermelon Water
WTRMLN WTR is an all-natural, cold-pressed juice made from raw watermelon and a wee bit of organic lemon juice. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and packed with powerful nutrients. The “deliciously hydrating” drink contains double the amount of naturally occurring potassium than a banana, vitamin C, lycopene, which is great for its anti-aging benefits, and more. Bonus: Beyoncé is an investor of this product.
- Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe Vera hosts many beauty benefits when used topically – it’s a great relief for sunburns and a beneficial alternative for removing makeup, but the plant also offers compelling advantages when consumed. The tropical plant contains a wealth of nutrients, like vitamins A, C, E, and B12, as well as minerals like potassium, zinc, and magnesium. Consumers cite weight loss and improved digestion and immune function as some of the benefits received from consuming Aloe Vera juice or water.
- Maple Water
Maple water is created with the all-natural, nutrient-packed sap collected from maple trees. DRINKmaple is a naturally hydrating beverage, with a hint of maple, and an explosion of nutrients. It is gluten and dairy -free, vegan, and non-GMO. It contains malic acid, which can help with muscle soreness and reduce fatigue; antioxidants; electrolytes; and prebiotics.
- Birch Water
Similar to maple water, birch H2O has a lineup of health benefits that promise to do everything from flushing out toxins and eliminating cellulite to curing bronchitis and arthritis. The sap from a birch tree, in its raw form, contains macronutrients, electrolytes, and potassium.
- Sugarcane water
Sugarcane, which is rich in calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, and zinc, can be consumed fresh in stalks or refined as sugar or juice. If you have a juicer, fresh sugar cane can be made in the comfort of your own home, or you can purchase a bottle from a specialty store. Sugarcane is a naturally low-cholesterol, low-sodium food encompassing zero saturated fats. The less processing the drink goes through and the less additives it contains, the better to reap its benefits.