Food & Nutrition

Is Coconut Water Good for You?

This is what it can and can’t do for your body. Here Asia/Shutterstock Alternatives for plain water are trending—but that doesn’t mean you should jump on the bandwagon for every new water craze. There’s everything from mineral water to alkaline water. Coconut water is another common and popular water variety, but is coconut water good for […]

Food & Nutrition

This Is What Alkaline Water Really Does to Your Body

Alkaline water is having a moment—but is it really worth the extra money? Here’s what experts have to say about this beverage trend. yanik88/Shutterstock Alkaline water is trending—but that doesn’t mean it’s necessary, or even beneficial, to drink. Health expert Nesochi Okeke-Igbokwe, MD, explains that alkaline water essentially contains added minerals that raise the pH level […]

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Cold-Pressed Watermelon Water Recalled for Potentially Containing Plastic

Fans of one trendy and delicious—and SELF Healthy Food Award-winning—cold-pressed watermelon water may want to check their bottles: World Waters LLC is voluntarily recalling several lots of WTRMLN WTR due to the potential presence of plastic, according to a statement on the FDA website. Specifically, the company is recalling 18 lots of the original watermelon-flavored […]

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Amoeba From Tap Water in Neti Pot Tied to Fatal Brain Infection In Seattle Woman

A fatal brain infection reportedly took the life a Seattle woman who doctors believe improperly used a neti pot. The 69-year-old woman, whom health officials are not identifying due to medical privacy regulations, had been suffering from a chronic sinus infection, according to a report published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases. In January, […]