I just wanted to drop in on this Saturday morning to praise my latest obsession.
It’s no secret that my flavor scent/flavor is coconut. I’ve mentioned this no less than 100 times. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m loving this stuff lately.
So, what’s all the fuss about coconut water? From Zico’s website:
- Packed with potassium: As much potassium as a banana
- 5 electrolytes: Sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorous
- The ultimate hydration drink: Supports hydration
- Natural: Coconut water has been used as an intravenous fluid and, in this way, saved lives during World War II in the South Pacific.
I remember reading somewhere about how coconut water was used as an IV drip during WWII in some extreme cases. Interesting!
Of course, I’m always wary of marketing ploys and hype when it comes to food/drink products. Personally, I don’t believe it’s a replacement for good old H20 (still my number one drink choice) but if you’re looking for something fun to drink, and you’re a coconut fanatic like me, this is a nice change-up. Besides, it was recently on sale at my local grocery store so…why not?
I’ve been enjoying a small cup of the chocolate coconut water before/after my workouts as of late. It’s like chocolate milk, but more delicious.
As I do with every product that I buy, I read the ingredients on the bottle and noticed one funky-sounding one: carrageenan. Apparently this is used as a thickener.
After reading what Dr. Andrew Weil had to say about carrageenan, I don’t think it’s something that I’d want to regularly consume. With that said, I consider Zico’s chocolate coconut water to be more of one-and-awhile treat rather than a diet staple, so I’m not too worried.
What are your thoughts on coconut water?
Favorite type of drink? I’m all about plain water. I also have a cup of green tea every morning.