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Is coconut water worth the splurge?

By Brierley Wright, July 27, 2012 - 9:43am

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Brierley asks: Do you drink coconut water? If so, which one is your favorite?

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I go to the supermarket and buy real coconut, use a hammer to crack it a bit, then I use a sharpe knife to make a small slit in the coconut' hold it over a container, if you get a bit dust in the water, just strain it .done.

Anonymous

08/10/2012 - 11:44am

Vita Coco is much perferred choice. I drink it after a daily workout to get the potassium benefit along with eating a small bananna. I also love the flavors together.

Anonymous

08/10/2012 - 6:41am

To do an article on coconut water and fail to include a fresh coconut in the water study leaves this article lacking substance.

Joy

Anonymous

08/09/2012 - 3:10pm

We live in the Caribbean where my husband normal uses his machette to open them up for us to drink au naturale. If there aren't any around or the supermarket has run out of its fresh local bottled coconut water, we normally buy Vita Coco. I find that brand to be the next best thing to our local drink. I understand that coconuts from different parts of the world taste different. During a round of kidney infections I drank quite a bit of fresh coconut water and I think it really helped flush the system and ease the pain. My husband's family told me that in the 'old days' on the island, coconut water was used as a substitute for plasma until patients could be moved flown by air ambulance to an onshore hospital! Another plus is, using it as a mixer with rum drinks lessens the hang over! On the down side, My Dr warned that drinking too much can raise your potassium levels too high and that it is not good for your heart.

Anonymous

08/07/2012 - 10:51am

When I was a little girl-teen, my parents, who were from India, would take me there every two years. One of the neatest things to me would be stopping at the coconut street vendor while shopping. He would have green coconuts (the skin was on), something I hadn't seen in the USA. He would slice the top off with a machete, stick a straw in it and hand it to you to drink! Instant coconut beverage and obviously fresh! That's my favorite.

Anonymous

08/01/2012 - 11:07am

Love coconut water! My favorite is Cocos-Pure (not on your list). Check it out also - very tasty!

Anonymous

07/29/2012 - 9:35pm

C2O is the best!

Anonymous

07/27/2012 - 11:47pm

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