Exercise junkies, trend seekers, and the just plain thirsty are happily sipping a whole slew of new beverages that boast a myriad of health benefits. The big question: Do they deliver? By: Maureen Callahan, MS, RD
Supermarket aisles are burgeoning with a new line of functional thirst quenchers that promise Mother Nature’s own healthy serum. Health seekers are drawn to these liquid wonders because they lack the additives, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial ingredients found in common processed drinks. Some of these nature-inspired beverages do hold some unique and unusual benefits; others, not so much. From smooth coconut water to tart vinegary teas, here's a look at how these "health" drinks stack up.