Coconut Water and Diabetes

Can diabetics drink coconut water? The answer is a resounding “yes” if your diabetes is well managed. Coconut water is the thin liquid inside an immature coconut. It provides several benefits to everyone, including diabetics. Here they are, courtesy of New Health Advisor:

  1. Improves Blood Circulation – Coconut water dilates blood vessels and thus improves the circulation of diabetics who tend to have problems with numb feet or vision problems.
  2. Lowers Body Weight – Coconut water is chock full of vitamins, minerals and good fats without cholesterol. It makes you feel full without the calories as well.
  3. Boost to Metabolism – It increases the metabolism rate, meaning the person can burn sugar faster leaving more energy.
  4. Provides Less Carbs – Diabetics need to keep track of carbs which can cause the glucose level to spike. Coconut water contains less carbs than many other drinks or foods. The glycemic index is only 3.
  5. Provides insulin Sensitivity – Coconut water contains magnesium which helps keep blood sugar in control.

With so many advantages for people with health issues, it’s obvious it would benefit others as well. There are some reservations for diabetics, however. Coconut water does contain fructose, so any diabetic should not drink coconut water daily. It’s a good idea to talk to the family doctor before drinking it. And as mentioned previously, only those with well managed diabetes should indulge in this great tasting drink.

Cocos Pure has some of the purest and best tasting coconut water. If you would like to try it, just click on this link below.

 

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Coconut Water Fruit Smoothies

Spring is coming. Time to get yourself in shape and nurture your body. Nothing does this as quickly as delicious coconut water fruit smoothies. Here’s a great recipe from Bobby Flay at the Food Network using bananas, mangoes and strawberries – yumm! Not only are smoothies good for you but it’s a great way to ingest a larger amount of greens or fruit than you would normally eat. It just goes down so easily. Here’s the recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

4 cans of CocosPure coconut water, plain or flavoured

2 bananas

2 mangoes

1 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons honey

 

DIRECTIONS:

Freeze the coconut water in ice cube trays. Take out and combine with the rest of the ingredients in a blender till smooth. Serve immediately. There may be no need to freeze the coconut water if you are using frozen strawberries or frozen mangoes. I like to top mine with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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St Patrick’s Day Race 2017

We called upon our Irish friends for a little ‘Luck’ and they did not disappoint as the rain held, providing ideal conditions for the 12th annual BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5k. Lads and Lassies all dressed in green lined up on Pipeline Road to chase the Maserati ‘Levante’ pace car on a scenic 5k course (mapped by RunGo) in Stanley Park on Saturday, March 18, 2017. There was excitement at the front of the pack with a sprint finish by 2016 Olympian, Luc Bruchet and Canadian cross-country champion, Ross Proudfoot with Proudfoot nipping Bruchet at the finish line for the win. Dayna Pidhoresky took the win in the women’s field. Click here to read the full report in Canadian Running Magazine.

Come for the Race…Stay for the Party…

It wasn’t all about fast times as the bulk of the race consisted of hundreds of runners and walkers dressed in green with some great costumes. All there to not only take part in Vancouver’s Best Running Party but also raising funds for Diabetes Canada. For many, this was also their first 5k race!

 

 

Congratulations and cheers to everyone who took part in the 12th annual BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5k and a big THANK YOU to all the amazing volunteers who helped make it all happen. See you next year on March 17, 2018!

CocosPure was there too with some healthy refreshment for the racers. The flavoured versions were very popular, but the “pure” was still the winner. Want to try some right now? Just click the button below.

 

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Feedback from the Vancouver Health and Wellness Show

CocosPure coconut water was a great hit at the show. People who tried it were very impressed and said they preferred it over other brands. Here’s what one the the staff, Jason Grannary, wrote to us recently.

By far the best received brand we had at The Wellness Show. Everyone on the team stepped in and helped sample CocosPure because it was non stop action for the entire show! Andrew had to pick up 3 more cases of Pure just to keep up!
It was almost 100% of the people who tried it said “it was the best one they have ever tried” or “you have a new customer” or “ You convinced me to switch brands” Even people who do not like coconut water tried and were very surprised they liked it enough to take a flyer and go buy it! All very positive around the brand!
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Coconut Water Chocolate Smoothies

Here’s a great recipe using my favourite ingredient, chocolate. This recipe was modified from Lizzie Fuhr’s recipe in PopSugar Fitness. Thanks, Lizzie. We will return the favour some day. Here’s how to make these delicious coconut water chocolate smoothies.

1 can CocosPure coconut water

1 frozen banana

3 tablespoons raw hemp seeds

1 Tablespoon cocoa powder

 

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth. You can top the smoothie with a piece of banana and a few seeds if you want. Makes one smoothie. Repeat the process for more smoothies. About 355 calories. This smoothie is high in B vitamins and Omega-3.

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Health and Wellness Show

Please join us at the 25th Annual Wellness Show in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It will be held March 3-5, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in downtown Vancouver. Besides the many booths (including one for CocosPure), there will be workshops, seminars and demonstrations. There will also be information for wellness for children and even pet health. Remember to check out the mental health booths and demonstrations (something we can all use) and also how best to keep green for the environment and still be healthy. Don’t miss the cooking demonstrations with lots of samples available.

25th Annual Wellness Show in Vancouver

You can get your tickets at the door or order online: http://thewellnessshow.com

Why not plan a visit for one of the days and find everything you need to live your best life?