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|03-06-2013 07:14 PM|
|03-06-2013 09:27 AM|
|rseiler||I tasted this last year for the first (and only) time. First, to me it tastes barely (if anything) of coconut, and the taste that is there isn't really a selling point. Second, it's kind of salty, which is strike two. Finally, it's a little slimy. In short, I'll stick with actual water.|
|03-05-2013 10:37 PM|
I grew up in the tropics with family
we drank LOTS of COCONUTS EVERY DAY (2 to 4) (no joke, they grow wild on the trees & are super cheap there)
still drink on average once or twice a day in Cali & never had any problems with them --instead, they make us feel great. Coconuts contain healthy medium chain triglycerldes
as well as lauric acid/monolaurin with anti-bacterial, anti-viral & anti-fungal properties.
I'm a athlete/Mixed Martial Arist/bodybuilder with muscle, 8% bodyfat & a 6-pack, rarely ever get sick & my doc is amazed at my blood pressure & HDL levels.
Coconut water is MUCH HEALTHIER than fructose juice or hi-fructose corn syrup soda.
6+ month studies by Princeton Medical Center showed that rats given hi-fructose corn syrup gained 48% more fat, especially belly fat, than control group fed other sugars, despite CALORIES BEING KEPT THE SAME FOR BOTH GROUPS, which dispels the MYTH that a 'calorie is a calorie is a calorie' spouted by ignorant people for decades.
Also, multiple 2+ year studies by Stanford Medical Center show that those on a hi-protein/low-starch/higher fat diet lost TWICE as much fat & still had healthy cardio levels than those on a low-fat diet. Dozens of other studies showed the same results too
Previous studies funded by corn lobbies used short studies that lasted only a few hours to a few days to show that there was "no difference" just like previous studies funded by cigarette makers showed "no difference" in cancer rates between non-smokers/smokers because those studies lasted only a few days to a few weeks also.
Unlike fructose juice drinks, coconut water is mostly glucose, which is why it can be & was used as IVs in the tropics by medical doctors.
Glucose is metabolized well by all cells in your body for energy but fructose like alcohol is metabolized by your liver easily into belly fat, which
is why many who drink lots of alcohol get a "beer belly" or those who drink lots of fruit juice get a pot belly/vegetarian "Buddha belly"
I laugh at other experts who recommend hi-fructose corn syrup drinks (sports or soda) or eating pretzels for your sodium, LOL (all the while trying to tell others to cut their salt intake or sugar intake).
http://rt.com/usa/food-fructose-o...lucose-230 -how Fructose makes you fatter
|03-05-2013 10:15 PM|
|03-05-2013 08:45 PM|
One thing you perhaps misread is the level of potassium in bananas. A single banana has 450mg of potassium, while a cup of coconut water has about 600mg of potassium. You really shouldn't be drinking this stuff everyday like you would a soda or juice. These levels of potassium could be problematic especially if you have renal disease or are taking stuff like digoxin. Anyways, just my 2 cents.
|03-05-2013 08:14 PM|
|gabbyryan23||There is sweet water inside a tender coconut. Who poured the water inside the coconut? Was it the work of any man? No. Only the Divine can do such a thing.|
|03-05-2013 08:11 PM|
|jambriz510||Dead 2 hours ago.|
|03-05-2013 07:06 PM|
|TheRealKing||i have also picket up 2 / $14.99|
|03-05-2013 07:02 PM|
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|03-05-2013 05:58 PM|
|we-was||Too bad zico is owned by pepisco and that they fought against labeling gmo's.|
|03-05-2013 05:31 PM|
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|03-05-2013 05:26 PM|
Thumbs up! Coconut water is sooo healthy.. Zico is good but all boxed juices are pasteurized so MUCH BETTER tasting than those juice boxes are Fresh young white coconuts
--even those who don't like the coconut water in boxes LOVE fresh young white coconut straight from the coconut --cutting it is easy with 4 square chops to the top (youTube how-to it)
Coconuts are great for runners (10x the potassium of sports drinks & 2x the potassium of a banana) & with healthy glucose & fat-burners in it + protein & antioxidants -article with references by Dr. Mercola http://articles.mercol
You can find fresh young white/green coconuts at Asian markets nationwide like www.99ranch.com locations- http://99ranch.com/store-locator.aspx -
well as www.Hmart.com locations - http://www.hmart.com/company_new/...e_code=NLS
Fresh young white coconuts range from 70 cents to $1.49 a coconut single or 70 cents to 99 cents by the box (9 in a box) in Asian markets & each has 11 to 16 ounces of coconut water so a much better deal than the processed tetrapacks.
Whole Foods, Mother's Market, & Sprouts have also started carrying fresh young white coconuts but they charge double the price of Asian markets ($2-$3 a coconut at Whole Foods/Mother's Market)
they get the same coconuts as 99 Ranch & H Mart --but at least there's always a Whole Foods everywhere nearby.
If you have a choice, coconuts from tropical SouthEast Asia like Thailand are the best & sweetest,2nd is Maylasia, 3rd is Phillpiines --Mexico is the least sweet.
You can also get the canned coconut water like C20 as well as 16 oz cans made in Thailand at 99cents & dollar stores too (not as good as fresh coconut but better tasting than the processed tetrapacks)
MOre benefits from coconut oil too:
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