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Coconut water: Seeking magic in a shell?

March 6, 2011 | 11:44 am

Water300You can drink coconut water because it tastes good. You can drink it because it's the trendy new beverage showing up on supermarket shelves.

Or you can drink coconut water for the same reason I do. (I drink it because Madonna does, and I want those biceps.)

Just don't drink it because you think it's healthy: "There's nothing magical about coconut water," says Liz Applegate, director of sports nutrition at UC Davis. Read more in today's Science Files: "Coconut water: A health drink that's all it's cracked up to be?"


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