You’re on your way to the grocery store checkout counter, dreading the price of your salad bar creation. Then, to your left, you spot a beacon of pastel colors, cursive fonts and sweet carbonation: the drink cooler. Before you know it, you’re buying a $6 coconut water, telling yourself it’ll give you the afternoon boost and rehydrated skin and muscle relaxation you’ve been seeking.
Sound familiar? Us, too. So we decided to get to the bottom of just how much boosting/rehydration/relaxation these drinks really provide. Dr. Daryl Gioffre, celebrity nutritionist and author of Get Off Your Acid, and Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, nutrition and weight management specialist, revealed which trendy drinks are living up to their promises—and which are just getting the best of our wallets.