Coconut water can be a great way to hydrate and is touted for its electrolyte content. While everything in moderation is great, too much can be problematic. The main reason is the potassium content. We need a certain amount of potassium in our bodies for our heart and muscles to function properly. Problems occur when there is too much or too little potassium. In the case of coconut water, drinking too much can raise potassium levels to a dangerous degree causing problems in the heart’s ability to beat normally.
This is even more worrisome for those with kidney disease and other health issues, which cause trouble processing potassium to begin with.
Try to find coconut water without any added sugars and calories.
So while it’s fine to drink coconut water regularly for those without kidney or other health issues, you still want to avoid drinking too much. Limit yourself to 1-2 servings/day.
As with everything, moderation is key.
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