https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/8-coconut-water-benefits#TOC_TITLE_HDR_2 The key though, is to find a brand that isn't loaded with artificial sweeteners, and offers a decent amount of actual coconut water. Drinking from an actual coconut would be best. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Some brands are horrible tasting, so I'll add 6 oz. into a protein smoothie. Any brands that you've tried you'd like to recommend? Note: While there have been studies done to show that adding coconut water to one's diet may be beneficial in some ways, there is no scientific ''proof'' that it's more hydrating than water.