Home > Public > Nutrition Q & A

Your Food and Nutrition Source

It's About Eating Right

In This Section

Latest Infographic

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act establishes strong nutrition policies for child nutrition programs.

Healthy Schools Raise Healthy Kids (Thumb)

View all infographics

Popular Diet Reviews

More Diet Reviews »
Calculate your BMI
Featured Product

Special Feature

More Info
Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide, 3rd Ed. (Single Copy)

Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide, 3rd Ed. (Single Copy)

This easy to read “survival guide” outlines essential information for people diagnosed with Celiac disease.

Nutrition Q & A

Is Coconut Water a Good Choice for a Sports Drink?

Coconut water is the thin, filmy liquid found inside a young green coconut. (It's not the same as the coconut milk derived from the meat of mature coconuts.) Coconut water is becoming increasingly available in supermarkets and fitness centers. Because it contains electrolytes and minerals, coconut water is often marketed as a sports drink.

One cup of coconut water has 46 calories and is a good source of fiber, potassium, magnesium and vitamin C. It also contains 252 milligrams of sodium and 9 grams of carbohydrate per cup. Compare this to a popular sports drink that provides 110 milligrams of sodium, 15 grams of carbohydrate and 50 calories per cup.

Learn More About This Topic

Hydrate Right »