08/03/2010 02:07 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Is Coconut Water Mother Nature's Sports Drink?

Not to be confused with coconut milk, which is made from the white flesh of the fruit, coconut water is the clear liquid in the fruit's center. Also unlike coconut milk, the water is very low in calories and fat and high in the electrolyte potassium, which is why it's often marketed as a natural alternative to sports drinks.

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