3 Ultra Hydrating Coconut Waters

Sip them on their own or use them as a base for smoothies.

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Fuel up on electrolytes with this tropical, lightly sweet beverage.Craig Adderley, Pexels

Coconut water is packed with potassium, which is beneficial for post-workout recovery, and the sweet, mild flavor is almost as good as sticking a straw in a real coconut. Plus, it makes it easier to blend acai bowls and smoothies at home. Unlike almond milk, it won’t take away from fruit flavors. Here are our hydrating picks.

ZICO Natural 100% Coconut Water Drink, No Sugar Added Gluten Free, 16.9 fl oz, 12 Pack

Lightly Sweetened

This drink also comes in a chocolate flavor boosted with plant-based protein.Zico Beverages

Coconut water is filled with electrolytes like sodium, magnesium and potassium, which help symptoms of dehydration such as headaches and grogginess. And because many types have little to no added sugar, you won’t experience the sugar crash that could accompany other electrolyte-fueled sports drinks.

Vita Coco Coconut Water, Pineapple - Naturally Hydrating Electrolyte Drink - Smart Alternative to Coffee, Soda, and Sports Drinks - Gluten Free - 16.9 Ounce (Pack of 12)

Tropical Burst

If you’re trying to steer clear of sugary juices and sodas, this might be a good first step.Vita Coco

Pineapple juice is heavenly—but can do more harm than good if you’re watching your sugar intake. Coconut water with added pineapple purée has a similar vibrant fruity taste, with about half the sugar content.

Vita Coco Coconut Water, Pure Organic | Refreshing Coconut Taste | Natural Electrolytes | Vital Nutrients | 16.9 Oz (Pack Of 12)

Packed with Minerals

Contains more potassium than a banana.Vita Coco

Most adults don’t get enough potassium; coconut water is an easy way to get more of the nutrient. To up your intake even more, use coconut water as a base for potassium-rich smoothie ingredients, like bananas, spinach and mangos.

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