Coupon for Naked Juice or Naked Coconut Water below, includes the very beneficial Coconut Water – a great way to rehydrate.
I will admit that I fell for the gimmick a few times. Yes we’ve purchased Naked Juice in the past. I knew they were owned by a big conglomerate, but you know – Naked Juice, having some fiber in it since it is “thick” is likely a better option than Capri Sun’s High Fructose Corn Syrup, right? I mean even in India most juice is full of sugar and to even get “juice” you have to read the label to see the ingredients. Now due to some issues people are claiming $45 because they were misled. But this isn’t about the lawsuit, this is about real naked Coconut Water. Yes it appears Naked Coconut Water is truly naked but there are plenty of ways to get young coconut water – and plenty of benefits as well.
In India and other tropical places, fresh young Coconut Water is available street side – not necessarily in a drinkable juice, so the biggest issue you face is contamination of the machete-like knife the street person hacks the coconut open with. Or maybe the straws. But in the end if you enjoy the taste or acquire a taste for it, this is probably the easiest way to get it when in the tropics.
So is Naked Coconut water healthy?
Naked Coconut Water contains the water of young coconuts, which is the fruit of the coconut palm. So to answer is Naked Coconut Water is healthy we need to know if Coconut Water is healthy.
What are the benefits of Coconut Water?
Coconut water contains easily digested carbohydrates and potassium and very little sodium.
While there is sugar, it has less sugar than sports drinks, making Coconut Water a great alternative to sports drinks like Gatorade, PowerAde, etc. NIH article on use of Young Coconut Water after exercise.
Coconut water is rich in B vitamins as well as minerals and phytonutrients.
Coconuts contain the plant hormone cytokinins which helps with elasticity of the skin and with signs of aging- so better skin is another benefit of drinking coconut water!
Coconut water is high in antioxidants which help reduce free radicals.
Calorie information for Coconut Water
Each OUNCE of unflavored coconut water contains 5.45 calories, 1.3 grams sugar, 61 milligrams (mg) of potassium, and 5.45 mg of sodium compared to Gatorade, which has 6.25 calories, 1.75 grams of sugar, 3.75 mg of potassium, and 13.75 mg of sodium.
Coconut water is great for re-hydration. For me, I’m not a fan of the taste of coconut water. Luckily my kids are. In fact they drink it straight from the coconut.
Open a coconut at home
Most coconut water purchased commericially is from a Green Coconut (these are young coconuts). Here is a video of opening a brown/ripe coconut at home
Simple and easy way to get coconut water.
COUPON for Coconut Water
Naked Juice has a promotion now to get $1 off their products. Just watch a video or two that shows some of their mission and snag the downloadable coupon. In addition, Naked Juice will donate 1 lb of produce to a community where fresh produce is hard to find. (Coupon expires 10/31/2013)
Learn how the coconut tree provides all-around benefits — from its husks and roots to coconut oil — through our infographic “Plant of Life: An Infographic on Various Coconut Uses.”
Yes, I have heard of cases where people have had coconut water put in IVs for rehydration, but I’m not saying it is a-be-all, end-all, but there benefits for sure. In the end, this isn’t medical advice. Find a trusted medical professional who has a respect for nature but understands the science behind medicine and you’ll likely do just fine. But that’s just me saying it – you can’t trust everything you read on the internet can you?