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Coconut Water Health Benefits You Might Not Know About

Coconut water is now in most grocery stores and certainly in every health food outlet. While you might buy one because it’s tasty and thirst quenching, there are also tons of health benefits to coconut water you might not know about. Here are just a few:

  • Controls High Blood Pressure – the potassium and magnesium content helps balance out the effect of sodium in the body
  • Helps Your Heart – coconut water increases the high-density lipoprotein (HDL or the “good” cholesterol) and lowers the LDL or low-density lipoprotein.
  • Promotes Weight Loss – “Coconut water is an ideal drink for weight loss. It is low in calories and easy on the stomach. In fact, this light and refreshing drink contains various bioactive enzymes that aid digestion and boost fat metabolism.”
  • Treats Migraine Headaches – hydration and magnesium help these headaches
  • Helps Hangovers – the electrolytes help counteract the effects of the alcohol and provide oxidation to your system. Here’s a hangover smoothie: 2 cups coconut water, 1 mango, 2 pieces of mint, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 1/2 cup ice.
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  Coconut Water Health Benefits You Might Not Know About

Due to the medical benefits of coconut water, it’s a good idea to keep some around your house or apartment. It makes a great mixer for drinks too and so many other uses. Please read some of the other articles on this website to find out more. Want to purchase some right now? It’s easy – just click the button below.

New Coconut Water Study Shows Great Potassium Level

A new study shows that the potassium level in coconut water is five times that available in Gatoraide or Poweraide. The study reported by James de Medeiros in Men’s Fitness Online  states that researchers giving a presentation at the National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) showed evidence that coconut water contains more potassium but less sodium (salt) than other sports drinks.

Unfortunately the research company was not mentioned and the link did not connect to the actual study. The researchers concluded that coconut water would be the drink of choice for moderate sports workouts and would definitely help with leg cramps. However, for heavy workout involving a lot of sweating, another drink might be better containing more sodium. Mr. de Medeiros concludes, “While coconut water is an effective sports drink that suits the needs of many, it may not be the ultimate sports drink to feed all your needs.”

More research needs to be done about the various sports drinks, such as the long-term effects of sugar and other additives to sports drinks. Want to order some great coconut water to try for yourself? Just click this link and order some online today: https://cocospure.com/

Huge Vancouver Marathon Returned on May 7th

Olympian Evan Dunfee at the BMO Vancouver Marathon 2017

The BMO Vancouver Marathon returned to Vancouver on May 7, 2017. Sponsored by the Vancouver International Marathon Society, there are usually over 100,000 people who take part in the various races – marathon, half marathon, 4 person relay, 8 km race, kid’s run and 2.5 km walk. All participants purchased tickets to enter to secure spots on the start line.

According to the event Facebook post, “Excitement is especially high as we’re coming off a sold-out 2016 year that saw the most registrants ever in the event’s rich 45 year history, with runners from more than 50 countries!”  It is always a major race and a special event in Vancouver not to be missed. The registration included a metal, a t-shirt, and a complementary beer. Over 16,000 runners took part, about the same number as 2016. Daniel Kipkoech was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 2:19:09 and Gladys Tarus was the first female runner with a time of 2:39:38. Olympian Evan Dunfee walked the course with an unofficial time of 3:10:35.

Return to this website later to see more photos of the races. Better yet, please send your photos to us at: info@cocospure.com. The mission of the Vancouver International Marathon Society “is to deliver the World’s best running experience, celebrating all that is Vancouver.”

Cocos Pure products (of course) was there with our great products to quench the thirst of the Vancouver Marathon participants among the other booths and displays. Want some coconut water to try now? You can order it right here online: https://cocospure.com/product-category/coconut-water/

 

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?

Pure Coconut Water: What to Look for and What to Avoid

If you have read any of the posts on this site you will know the many benefits of pure coconut water such as:

  • helps prevent heart attacks
  • fights free radicals to avoid cancer
  • has anti-aging effects
  • contains electrolytes that help lower high blood pressure
  • is full of vitamins and minerals such as vitamins B and C
  • contains trans-zeatin which is used to treat dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

The taste is mild and it is often used as a mixer with other health-producing drinks such as pineapple juice and green tea. However, not all coconut water that is for sale is equal in health benefits. Of course pure coconut water comes directly from a young coconut. Since not everyone lives near a coconut grove, let’s explore which of the commercial drinks are the best for your health.

First, here are some of the things to avoid when shopping for your coconut water.

  • coconut water made from concentrate, not fresh – This is a good way to cut down the vitamin and mineral benefits
  • taking coconut water from mature coconuts or from young ones that were harvested weeks before the water is extracted – When coconuts become more mature, the water looses some of the nutrients. Likewise when the coconuts are harvested young but left on the ground sometimes for weeks some of the health benefits are lost.
  • adding “natural” flavors or sugar – Chances are that if you see flavors or sweeteners added the water comes from a mature coconut, and these are added to cover up the now acidic and less nutritious flavor of the water.
  • pasteurizing it with heat – Here is another way to decrease the mineral and vitamin content. According to foodbabe.com, a website which explores what is really in your food,

” It has been shown that heat also destroys some of the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients and also denatures enzymes – stripping its benefits and much of its flavor. If coconut water is from concentrate, this would be the second time it’s heated. Obviously, your best bet is to seek out and find unpasteurized raw coconut water.”

  • The worst of all – dipping coconuts in formaldehyde or sodium metabisulphite – This sounds like a horror show, but it is done before sending whole coconuts to other countries to keep them from spoiling. Certainly some of these strong poisons could seep into the coconut meat and water. If you live far from a coconut producing country, please be careful about buying fresh coconuts, especially ones with the green husks still on.

The bottom line is to read the labels on the coconut water containers. You want water that is HPP (high pressure processing) or at least minimally heated during the processing, without added ingredients, collected from young coconuts and the water extracted immediately, and of course taken from organic coconuts for pure coconut water.CocosPure Coconut Water

CocosPure fits all of these criteria and will give you a nutritious and tasty selection of coconut water. As we stated several times in these blog posts, CocosPure:

• tastes better.

• is 100% natural, never from concentrate, no sugar, additives or preservatives.

• Single source origin to maintain taste and consistency.

• is only from fresh young coconuts specific to the regions of Thailand and Vietnam.

• is always sourced from fresh young coconuts, never mature coconuts which have a sour taste and are less nutritious.

• is harvested from coconuts and specially handpicked to our strict requirements. All of our coconut water is ethically sourced and processed using a minimal heat process.

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