What’s The Deal With Fancy Natural Waters?

Coconut water, aloe water, even artichoke water!? Here's what you should know before jumping in feet first.

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Natural waters are popping up everywhere—but which drop should you drink? While coconut water has dented American palates for a decade, other new waters sourced from all kinds of different plants are flooding mainstream supermarket shelves.

Are these designer waters better than the real thing? Not necessarily, but if the taste and lure of added nutrients makes you thirsty, you might want to give your daily hydration plan a boost.

What Are “Natural” Ingredients
The FDA has not developed a definition of “natural,” but the word can be used if the product does not contain added color, artificial flavors or synthetic substances. Keep in mind that any packaged product has been processed and is no longer derived directly from the earth.