07/28/2014 11:14 EDT | Updated 07/29/2014 04:59 EDT

What's Inside Coconut Water (VIDEO)

It's supposed to be better than a sports drink and comes in fresh fruity flavours, but is coconut water really better than regular water?

In a recent report by the New York Times, reporter Michael Moss gives us a glimpse of the rise and apparent fall of coconut water in the marketplace. Moss touches on coconut water's history of claims and why buyers are continuing to reach for this "natural' drink.

Endorsed by celebs like Rihanna, coconut water is also low in calories, full of potassium and low in sodium. And no, coconut water and coconut milk are not the same thing.

Should you grab a cup of coconut water or head to the tap instead? Watch the video above to find out.

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