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randibear
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someone recommended coconut water to me, 1-2 cups per day and the rest water.

I don't know anything about it do you?

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It's awesome... expensive though. Be careful of added sugar or junk though.

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I priced it at wallie world and one liter is 4 bucks. yikes..

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If it is any kind of plastic, zero. Unless it's glass and zero additives, I would skip it. Even when in glass, you really have to research the cultivation process and processing procedures.

I think the processing of coconut water is highly stressful on the environment. And, I feel like that should be for the local people to enjoy, not waste packaging materials shipping it all over the world.

WalMart usually will not tell us where ANY food item is grown, etc. I want to know all that before I'll consume anything. It really matters, for many reasons not just of the food but if the workers are fairly compensated and have humane working conditions, and the land use to be mindful.

I think a better choice all the way around is:

http://www.artisanafoods.com/coconut/coconut-butter/

Artisana Organic Coconut Butter.
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I went to central america a while back and got a tour of a banana plantation. I was floored at how hard they worked and how little they made. I left utterly depressed.

we don't realize how good we have it.

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$4 a LITER would be cheap

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I make coconut kefir with water kefir grains. The kefir eats the sugar in the coconut water and makes a fizzy drink.

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I have some popsicles molds taht I fill with coconut water and whatever fruit I hav eon hand and freeze.

Hits the spot.

Waiting for health to be doing well enough I can make some today.

Saw the idea or something like it on FB..maybe Healthy Guy??

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The coconut butter can be diluted for a variety of treats / recipes. I'll never have to buy coconut milk again as long that that is here.

It really "creams" up nicely in a chicken curry dish that has some broth to it, just add at serving.

I imagine it could also make popsicles as long as it's mixed well with liquid before putting into the molds.
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How to buy the healthiest coconut water and avoid the worst.

http://foodbabe.com/2014/07/15/how-to-buy-the-healthiest-coconut-water-and-avoid-the-worst/

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I'm still puzzled. How is it possible that the "water" inside the coconut contains nutrients very much different from the coconut meat, itself?

I think this coconut "water" craze is just a slick marketing gimmick. But so are all the flavored drinks.

And that coconut meat is much easier to ship, requires less wasteful packaging, less transportation costs per serving because, the coconut meat (and the oil, "butter" from that) is more concentrated and will go much further per serving.

Hauling anything around the world has all kinds of hidden costs and repercussions; hauling LIQUID just multiples those considerations.

If we are looking to coconut water for nutrients but, for some reason, don't want to include coconut "butter" (it's fabulous, though, and can be a wonder base for a delicious beverage, just add water) . . .

we can get the same kinds of nutrients into our diets with other foods, too.

For refreshment, there are also all kinds of other options that do include health benefits, organic citrus - or ANY fruit - fresh squeezed or otherwise blended into our own water (nature provides the packaging, no waste) . . .

green teas . . . herb teas (peppermint is tops for summer cool, too).

Sure the teas often are shipped but they are dry, weigh less than liquid and packaging has minimal effect on the planet. And requires less use of oil to get it here.
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I drank about a glass. not only did it raise my blood pressure but it caused those watery puffy bags under my eyes. my eyes looked terrible.

it must have been the salt. I don't eat much salt.

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Keeb and randi .. be sure to read the link above.

Randi .. which brand did you buy? I have no idea why they would add salt!?

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Great Link Lymetoo!

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Yes, TuTu, that is a wonderful article above. Thanks for posting that. I like that it really digs deeper, too.

The salt added could be hidden as "natural flavors" which is really MSG, salt. Why? It gets you hooked. It turns on the addictive part of the brain so you crave more of THAT exact product.

The article just prompted some other thoughts about the beverage "industry" in general, too. I may have repeated some of what she wrote, though.

When I see all this flavored water, I wonder why people don't just make their own. It would be so much cheaper, too. One plum, alone, would enhance many carafes of water. Watermelon, oooh.

Lemon, Lime, Orange, Grapefruit ZEST (from the peel), too. Talk about flavor.
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zico. the blue container says 60 mg of sodium.

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http://zico.com/2013/products/zico-natural-14oz/

Next to the "Buy Now" tab, is a light grey "Nutritional Info" tab

one serving, 14 oz. has 180 mg. sodium but they only list that as 8 percent of the RDA. (And, true, it's not high but it would be of interest to know the source of that). That may not be the culprit, though, just looking at the numbers.


The "natural flavors" in it, though, are up for grabs as to what they are exactly (whether MSG-associate or something else) or how they might affect blood pressure.

If coconut water is so good, why add "natural flavors" - they are never the straight / pure food item. Never.
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well all I know is that is the only thing I did different and next morning I woke up looking like the witch in wizard of oz.

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Yeah, just forget it. Plain water is much healthier. Add a touch of sea salt if you can handle it.

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http://www.livestrong.com/article/369190-what-are-the-dangers-of-drinking-young-coconut-water-everyday/

For some reason you question keeps popping in my mind so did a search this am.

1st site I went to was debunking what Dr. Mercola said about coconut water benefits.

2nd site was the one above...again sugar content being a concern.

Not able to read what others wrote.

But it looks like drinking coconut water daily is not a good idea.

On the other hand..it has got to be a lot better than some of the other drinks available that people drink daily.

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Yes, it's better than Coke, but water is even better! [Smile]

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