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Awaiting fresh young coconut water in Alibaug, MH, India. Note the branches - just cut down a branch, bring it to the vendor cart and await customers. Cost is under $.50.
Awaiting fresh young coconut water in Alibaug, MH, India. Note the branches – just cut down a branch, bring it to the vendor cart and await customers. Cost is under $.50.

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.

young coconut water in a cup
Kids Drink Young Coconut Water

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCG-0RJ6mgg

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)

coconut uses infographic

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?

Do you drink coconut water or have you used coconut to help make a healthy beverage like kefir or smoothies?  

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29 comments

  1. I love Naked Juice, but I have never tried Coconut water. My husband and daughter love it. Its good to know it has only half the sugar as other juices that my daughter normally loves.

     
  2. My kids are big fans of Coconut water. They really purchasing it from a street vendor who cuts open the coconut, but it is very rare to find one of them in our area.

     
  3. Growing up the Caribbean I drank coconut water all the time. We actually have coconut trees in the backyard where my father would go and pick them fresh from the tree. I love them but now we buy them in the can and they’re not the same. :(

     
  4. I have tried one brand of Coconut water but it didn’t taste like much of anything. I am actually looking for a good brand that I can trust to add to my smoothies. I will have to try Naked Juice.

     
  5. Wow, I would have never guessed coconut water had so many positives to it! I’m going to have to look into getting some and trying them in a shake in the morning like Annemarie says she does!

     
  6. I am a fan of coconut water. It tastes so yummy :) I am from India and I had my fill of coconut water while I was there.. It tastes so good and it is very nutritious. Great post!

     
  7. I’ve used coconut milk and yogurt before in smoothies but not coconut water. This is some great info…. thanks for sharing!!

     
  8. I am so jealous! I would love to be able to purchase fresh Coconut Water “on the streets”. lol I love the taste!
    I didn’t know they had potassium in them. Give me Coconut Water over Gatorade anytime……:-)

     
  9. I love coconut water. And anything coconut actually! I read someplace that you could actually live on coconut water if you had to. I have never bought it in a can though, I buy the young white coconuts and cut them open.

     

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