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randibear
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anybody try this stuff? I bought some and hope to see improvement. Can you herx on it?

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I can't answer this because it made me heave when I tried it. It tasted like the stuff you have to drink for a colonscopy and I've had 4. I do actually like real cocnut milk straight out of the cocnut.

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Well I have to admit I drank one today and also thought I was
Going to gag. I've kept it down but I think I'll just put it away until later. It also hurt my stomach..wonder why.. I read it was antiparasitic and antibacterial. Hmmm

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A good brand of coconut water should taste pleasant and refreshing.

Much depends on the brand and how they treat the coconut during processing. The container can also make a huge difference in taste - best from glass.

Check to see if there have been any additives.

I was very disappointed a brand of the refrigerated Coconut Milk. It does not taste at all like coconut and there are additives. Big sigh.
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I just started drinking coconut water recently and I love it. To me it tastes great. Antifungal and antiparasitic.

I refrigerate it and pour it in a glass with ice. You can also add some other juices to it like pomegranite which is antiparasitic.

Make sure it says 100% coconut water and has no additives. Best when it's cold.


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hmmm coconut water is super good

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why does it make my stomach hurt tho. It's been hours and it still hurts

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randibear, you might be sick. My stomach has been hurting for weeks.

I just got two cases of coconut water and have my first glass of it beside me as I write this. It is different. It doesn't taste like coconut. I read it is taken from green coconuts that have not developed the nut yet so I guess that is why it doesn't taste like coconut. I was thinking it would be really good with some carrot juice added to it.

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randi,

It could be that the reason your stomach hurts from it is because it might be hitting some of the infections. How much did you drink?

Like with anything that goes after infections, it could start causing a die off. Just take it slow.

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it came in 8 oz so I added ice and drank the whole thing

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If it tasted really bad, I'd take the bottle back to the store and request a refund.

Next time you get something new, you might open up a bottle in the store to see if you like it enough to pay for it (finesse helps) and/or to buy multiple bottles.

Curious, there are actually some answers at Google to my question:

"How should coconut water taste"
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I like it. When I had a bad bart herx recently, this helped me get past it.
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@ randibear, was there 'added sugar'in the coconut water? That could have made your tummy hurt! We have to read labels, and often they package it so that it 'looks' healthy but it really isn't!
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it was lacroix coconut flavored sparkling water. No sugar no additives was this the wrong kind
To buy?

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Nefferdun, I lived in Hawaii and drank green coconut milk, it tasted nothing like the coconut water that I got in the store. I have tried 2 kinds and YUCK! That's all I can say about it.

I don't remember the names of the 2 I have tried, but the were organic, sugar free and gross. Sorry to all you coconut water lovers, I just can't do it...

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well my stomach is still giving me fits. Evade the pain. I got a six pack free so I'm throwing it out....ugh

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randi,

Lacroix sparkling water flavored with coconut is not the same thing as pure coconut water from the young coconut.

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If the label reads:

"flavored" or "flavor" or even "Natural Flavors"

Sadly, that is not the REAL thing. It's a chemical process. They really try to trick us.

"Sparkling" or carbonated water can be very caustic to the tender lining of our stomach, too. It's sure fun to drink a fizzy drink now and then - but our insides don't have such a party with it.
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Wow, the packaging is very attractive and clean. Sadly, this is NOT coconut water, at all.
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http://tracker.dailyburn.com/nutrition/la_croix_la_croix_natural_coconut_sparking_water_calories

La Croix natural coconut sparking water

Ingredients: carbonated water, natural flavor

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Natural Flavors can translate to MSG, and many other toxic chemicals.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7389748n

60 Minutes - November 27, 2011

THE FLAVORISTS: Tweaking tastes and creating cravings"

Video: 14 minutes

See how they make Natural Flavors from chemicals - in a big vat, baked in plastic bins, etc.

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Blaylock speaks to the dangers of "Natural Flavors"

http://www.russellblaylockmd.com/

author of: Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills, Russell L. Blaylock, MD (neurosurgeon)

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http://www.russellblaylockmd.com/

Sudden Cardiac Death and Food Excitotoxin Additives

Excerpt:

. . . When an excess of food-borne excitotoxins, such as MSG, hydrolyzed
protein, soy protein isolate and concentrate,

natural flavoring,

sodium caseinate and aspartate from aspartame, are consumed, these glutamate
receptors are over stimulated, producing cardiac arrhythmias. . . .

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http://www.livestrong.com/article/187219-carbonated-water-side-effects/

Carbonated Water Side Effects March 2011

Excerpts:

. . . Carbonated beverages can cause an excess production of stomach acid, which can irritate the stomach lining and cause a peptic ulcer . . .
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Taste Nirvana has REAL coconut water in glass bottles -- excellent for many reasons.

Taste Nirvana is one brand that uses glass bottles for coconut water. They also have some cans which are at least BPA-Free. But glass is still best.

http://www.tastenirvana.com/default.php

Their Real Coconut Water is just that, coconut water, not flavoring.
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For the second time - There is a virus going around that causes stomach pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and vomiting (although that part is short lived). The people I know that have had it, including myself, wondered if they had been food poisoned.

I am just getting over it. I had it for weeks. My husband, who does not have lyme, also feels it and he never vomited.

I got VitaCoCo. It comes in packages like the juice you get for kids. It is 100% coconut water, not from concentrate. The reason I got it was because I was complaining about my stomach hurting and someone suggested coconut water - ironic that now people are suggesting it is causing the pain.

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let me explain.

my husband has a torn muscle in his back. i have been inside the house for a week now without going out to take care of him. so no contact with people.

the only thing i did yesterday was run to the target right down the street, buy this, and return home.

there is, as far as i know, no viruses going around here. talked to my sisters and yes, there is something going around in ohio, but not here.

the only thing differently i did was drink this water so the logical assumption was that it was this water and nothing else.

it is not "ironic" at all. and since i didn't know that carbonated water can be so caustic and that i didn't buy the "real thing" my statement makes perfect sense.

i am not knocking coconut water at all, i'm just saying that what i drank, the wrong thing, did cause stomach pain for me.

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randi, If you can't get out of the house, you can order it online from vitacost. I think you could benefit from this.

I would sip it at first to see how you react. It could start help you clear out the parasites, and other pathogens. I am finding it to be pretty powerful.

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What were you hoping for the coconut water to help?

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I just thought it might be good for energy. I saw something on tv about people liking it and thought i would fry it.

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don't think it'll do much for energy

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It has boosted my energy and cleared my brain fog.

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It's everywhere now. The coconut water I mean. There is a virus going around here but it hasn't hit our house (knock on wood), but then we don't do flu shots and all of us take high dose vitamin D.

Randi--like your doctor has said, it's the stress you are under. Adding some carbonated drink certainly wouldn't help either.

Hope you feel better soon and hope your husband gets better too.

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Taste Nirvana is one of the better brands if you like the "Asian" harvested coconut water flavor. If you like "Latin American" style, then One Natural Experience (ONE) is one of the best brands. The latter comes in TetraPaks which are BPA free and environmentally friendly, with the added bonus of being available in 1 Liter boxes.

Coconut water, for those who don't know is VERY different from Coconut Milk. If you harvest the coconut at its immature state (young "green" coconuts) the water hasn't matured into milk yet. Coconut water is clear or very lightly clouded white, and has a light refreshing taste. It has lots of electrolytes and quenches thirst better than just about anything out there. It has more nutrients, less sugar, and no added colors or flavors unlike sports drinks. It is also known to have the same benefits as coconut milks, save of course for those resulting from the fatty acids.

Be wary that there are many that are now using from-concentrate coconut water or adding sugar, flavorings etc... Though, there are some "flavored" versions that make a fine treat provided they include high quality mango, pineapple, aloe or other juices, but you really need to read the box. Some even comes with coconut pulp/flesh, which of course adds a little fat and calories but is beneficial overall for most. Be sure that it states NOT FROM CONCENTRATE on the container; sadly "Zico" and a few other common brands have products that use concentrate.

I would stick to the following brands: Taste Nirvana, ONE - One Natural Experience, as well as any USDA Certified Organic versions which sadly, I've not been able to find in considerable volume.

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click on Amazon to the left on this site . hit health. hit coconut water..Tons of choices ,,,Vita coco and one. are what I usually get ,,mostly vita....NOT PLAIN and I didn't like pineapple/.. liked..mango , pomer, OK It's got lots of potassium ........and a site at bottom of page to check..
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