Coconut water is one beverage that most of my clients never consider as a weight loss drink.
For a mere 46 calories per cup, coconut water is a low-calorie flavor swap that also has cholesterol reducing properties according to a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food.
In that study, rats given small amounts of coconut water experienced a drop in both low-density lipoproteins and triglyceride levels (bad cholesterol).
So if cutting out flavored sweet drinks like soda and orange juice sounds like a flavorless trap, your best bet is to reach for low-calorie coconut water.
I do have to caution that some brands are loaded with sugar and can throw off the health benefits you’re aiming for if you’re not careful. Do your homework to find the best options.