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.mercola.com/sites...rator.aspx
You can find fresh young white/green coconuts at Asian markets nationwide like www.99ranch.com
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: