What is Coconut Water?
Coconut water or also called coconut juice is the clear liquid that is inside the coconut fruit.
It depends on what it’s used for. As a small amount as an ingredient, it should be fine, but to drink as a beverage, there are 2.61 net carbs in just 1 oz, so an 8 oz glass would be very high in carbs. It is very high in antioxidants and electrolytes. We rate it debatable as we do not have amounts for ingredient lists and want to call attention to the possibility of high carbs.
Possible Side Effects From Ingesting Coconut Water?
Minimal, but may cause digestive issues. In large amounts will raise insulin and blood glucose and may stop ketosis.
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