There’s an endless list of products Americans waste their hard-earned money on. From new cars straight off the assembly line, to gym memberships you never use. One of these products that is commonly used and obsessed over by health nuts everywhere is coconut water. Yes, the nutritional miracle water brought down from God himself to prevent diseases, viruses, weight gain, and cure your hangovers better than anything on earth. Apparently, I’m not the only one who thinks their claims of super nutrition are false.
Author of “Salt Sugar Fat” and Pulitzer Prize winner, Michael Moss, has his own video series on The New York Times called “What’s In It.” He uses his expertise to analyze popular beverage and food crazes that sweep our nation and fill our pantries. He says this $400 million dollar a year food craze is no better than free tap water and a banana that costs less than .50 cents. Moss goes on to note that the industry has severely scaled back on the claims over the years after lawsuits and studies disproved the health benefits. Honestly, I’ll take his word on it over your local Whole Foods cashier.
[via New York Times]