Coconut water has become very popular in the health food world, being full of electrolytes and great for dehydration, but does it have syns on the slimming world plan?
Coconut water typically has 1 syn for 100ml or 2.5 syns for a cup, making it fairly low in syns when consumed in moderation.
We've put together a short guide below which will take you through how much coconut water you can have on the slimming world, syn values of coconut water as well as how it compares to coconut milk and some low syn alternatives.
At 2.5 syns for a cup, coconut water is a great low syn drink choice compared to other beverages such as soda and is full of health benefits. For example, coconut water (different values to dessicated coconut) is packed with bio-active enzymes that promote better metabolism and digestion helping with weight loss.
Still, we would be careful about measuring out your coconut water and avoiding drinking it excessively since syns can quickly add up, having three cups would take over half your syn allowance and six cups a day uses your whole daily syn allowance of 15 syns.
Most coconut water has a similar syn value but it can vary slightly according to the brand of the water, we've listed some syn values down below to help you compare.
Coconut water in comparison to coconut milk is the healthier option in terms of calories and syns, for example, 100ml of the average coconut milk tinned has 4 syns while coconut milk for drinking can have a similar amount of syns between 0.5-1 syn.
There's not much difference between supermarket coconut milk and water for drinking in terms of syns, but for fresh coconuts, coconut water is the lower syn choice.
There aren't many similar alternatives to coconut water on the market, but if you're looking for another low syn drink to stock up on we've listed some alternative fruit juices below to help you out.
Overall, coconut is a great low syn drink choice on the slimming world plan, having between 0.5 and 1 syn for 100ml, make sure to drink in moderation however since syns can easily add up after a couple of cups of this water.
We recommend choosing fresh coconut water over fresh coconut milk since it's more syn friendly, for supermarket coconut milk and water both have a similar syn value.