I was at a sporting event the other day and was listening to great excitement about this coconut water sports drink and how beneficial it was and how it was only 70 calories and just so good for you. I had to just check this out because I didn’t want to be missing out on some great health benefits. If there is a product with a health benefit I am all in on it. I was given a “free” sample and I read the ingredients. I never tasted it because I couldn’t get passed the misconception. It was by no means what it claimed to be.
Coconut water has amazing benefits and the Sports Drink market has taken this electrolyte filled beverage and is running with it. You will see all kinds of sports drinks sporting things like, “100% Coconut Water” or “All Natural” and in fact this has some un-truth to it. When you flip the beverage around and read the ingredients and it says, “coconut water concentrate” that means that the coconut water was heated and processed and reduced to a syrup. It is then shipped at a cheaper cost and when it gets to the supplier they add water to it. Yikes! When anything is heated or processed the nutrients and beneficial enzymes are denatured or gone and no longer available for the body to benefit from. So if you are looking for the amazing benefits of coconut water and not just a sugary flavored drink that does very little for your health CHOOSE RAW, unpasturized coconut water that is high pressured processed to kill bacteria or off a tree in your yard and take your health to the next level.