Great Safeway Giveaway Contest

Great Safeway Giveaway!

Join the Cocos Pure winners chosen every week.

Easy to enter:

  1. Go to one of the Safeway stores listed below and find our great products, Cocos Pure Coconut Water, Cocos Coconut Water, CocosPure with Mango or Cocos Pure with Pineapple.
  2. Take a picture of yourself holding one of the cans
  3. Post the picture on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cocospure/
  4. Check back often to see if you won a case of Cocos Pure Coconut Water. Winners are chosen every Friday.

Have any questions? Send us a message and we will get back to you soon!

 

 

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SAFEWAY STORE # 4945 – WEST 10TH AVE
Address: 4575 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6R 2J2

SAFEWAY STORE # 4940 – WEST 41ST
Address: 185 650 West 41st Ave., Vancouver, BC V5Z 2M9

SAFEWAY STORE # 4941 – KING EDWARD
Address: 990 W King Edward Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2E2

SAFEWAY STORE # 4967 – NO 1 ROAD
Address: 8671 No 1 Rd, Richmond, BC V7C 1V2

SAFEWAY STORE # 4908 – ROBSON
Address: 1766 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1E2

SAFEWAY STORE # 4907 – CITY SQUARE
Address: 555 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3X7

SAFEWAY STORE # 4901 – WEST BROADWAY
Address: 2733 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K 2G5

SAFEWAY STORE # 4966 – EAST BROADWAY
Address: 1780 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5N 5Y3

SAFEWAY EXTRA STORE # 4977 – BURQUITLAM
Address: 580 Clarke Rd, Coquitlam, BC V3J 3X5

SAFEWAY STORE: WESTLYNN MALL
Address: 1170 East 27 Street, North Vancouver, BC

SAFEWAY STORE: Kensington Square
Address: 6564 East Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC

SAFEWAY STORE: Sunshine Hills
Address: 6564 East Hastings Street, Burnaby, Bc

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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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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.

Why not order some today? Just click on the button below to get yours today.
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Replace Your Sports Drink with CocosPure Coconut Water

CocosPure Coconut WaterCoconut water has become popular in the past 10 years as a nutritious energy drink. While it should not totally replace water for hydration, it is definitely superior to energy drinks that are full of sugar or caffeine, even chemical additives. Such energy drinks might provide quick energy but then they let you down quickly. What is the cost to your health to use them? It’s best to replace your sports drink.

CocosPure Coconut Water

On the other hand, coconut water, the juice from young coconuts, is high in potassium. One 12 oz. can of coconut water contains 690 mg of potassium, more potassium than a banana and certainly more than popular sports drinks which contain 140 mg. Our western diet is low in potassium and it is important to athletes as it prevents muscle cramps.

While most commercial coconut water products are pure coconut water, it’s important to read the labels as some contain sugar, fruit juices or other additives. One of the best coconut water products on the market is by The Cocos Pure Beverage Corp and is available in health food stores and by special order. Why not try some today? You can easily order it by clicking the button below.

 

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Is Coconut Water Good for Your Health?

CoCos-Pure_464x467pxCans of coconut water are popping up in supermarkets worldwide. This was a product that we saw only in health food stores that has now gone mainstream. Why the changing popularity? Why this change?

Coconut water is the fluid inside a young coconut that eventually hardens into the coconut meat eventually. However, the coconut water is supposedly higher in vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese and zinc than the more mature coconut meat. It’s also low in sugar and calories, making it a great alternative to the usual soft drinks.

There are many other benefits to coconut water. According to Dr. Josh Axe, “In certain emergency situations, coconut water has been used for IV hydration due to its high electrolyte content and the fact that it is sterile if used directly from the inside of the coconut. People all over the world enjoy coconut water for its multiple benefits and sweet taste.” (https://draxe.com/is-coconut-water-good-for-you/)

Coconut water can also provide hydration in the case of diarrhea, vomiting or excessive sweating. I remember well one time in another country when I was suffering from some intestinal bug from the food I had eaten. Drinking coconut water right from the coconut was what stopped my problem and saved me a trip to the doctor in a foreign country.

Now we can enjoy the same benefits from canned coconut water. No need to chop off the top of a young coconut! Are all commercial versions of coconut water the same? Given the natural coconut is very good for everyone, what about the canned versions?

The answer is that many of the canned versions are far from “pure”, so please read the labels. Here are a few factors to check for:

  • Use of pasteurization which will reduce the effect of the vitamins and minerals.
  • Inclusion of sugar, added vitamins, even preservatives or other chemicals and additives.
  • Juice from concentrate which lowers the health effects.
  • Most importantly – combination with other juices, such as the drink targeting young children described below.

 

What about the new brand, Cocos Pure? How does it stack up to the other brands? Here are the benefits to choosing Cocos Pure:

  • Single-origin Thai coconut water
  • 100% All natural with no sugar added and no artificial ingredients, colors or preservatives
  • Gluten-free, fat-free, and cholesterol-free
  • High in potassium; one can contains twice the potassium as one banana
  • A source of calcium, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, proteins, and vitamins B and C

Please ask for Cocos Pure at your local supermarket or find it easily on Amazon.com. Just type in “Cocos Pure” in the search bar. Cocos Pure processes its coconut water using a pasteurization process designed to preserve the vitamin and mineral content.

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Coconut Water Health Benefits: Skin

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With the popularity of coconut water increasing, it seems people like the taste a well as the health benefits. While the benefits are numerous, today I’ll describe health benefits for your skin. Here they are:

  • Moisturizer
  • Reduces Signs of Aging
  • Reduces Pigmentation
  • Treats Skin Infections
  • Help Reduce Acne

It’s important to note that coconut water tends to lower blood pressure. While this could be a good thing, pregnant women and people on certain medications for blood pressure should consult their doctors before taking coconut water internally. However, this article concerns topical use of coconut water on the skin and thus is safe for everyone. Thanks to Bhavna Panda for her article in stylecraze.com for the following information.

Coconut Water Health Benefits: Skin

Moisturizer: 2 tablespoons coconut water, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon honey (optional). The water and lemon juice makes a great toner or spread it on as a masque with the honey added. Keep it on for 30 minutes, then rinse with cold water. Lemon juice can dry out your skin, so adjust the amount depending on your skin type.

Reduces Aging: 1 tablespoon coconut water, 2 tablespoons plain yogurt. Apply to your face using a soft brush or tissue. Wash with cold water after 15 minutes. Use 2 times per week.

Reduces Pigmentation: 1 tablespoon fuller’s earth, 1 1/2 tablespoon coconut water. Apply paste to pimented area. Wash with cold water after 15 minutes. Use twice a week. Coconut water is rich in vitamin C, known to help remove pigmentation.

Treat Skin Infections: Spray fresh coconut water directly on the infection. it will feel especially soothing if you keep the spray bottle in the refrigerator. Please note that major infections should be treated with medication. Coconut water is best for minor rashes or sunburns.

Reduces Acne: 1/2 coup coconut water, 1 teaspoon honey. Apply with a cotton ball. Wipe off after 10 minutes with a cloth. Coconut water contains antibacterial properties and reduces infections causing acne.

Please return to this website to see more articles about the health benefits of coconut water. Have some remedies of your own for coconut water health benefits: skin? We’d love to hear about them.

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Cocos Pure Quenches Thirst at South Africa’s IFEA Conference

Above: Deena Naidoo, South Africa’s First Master Chef loved Cocos Pure

Last week Cocos Pure was at South Africa’s Premier Food and Beverage Conference – the IFEA. We had a great time meeting and interacting with everyone who came by our booth. We hope everyone enjoyed a refreshing beverage whether that was Cocos Pure coconut water or a Cocos cocktail crafted by our amazing mixologist.

Cocos Pure at the IFEA

Thanks to the organizers of the IFEA for a great event!

Mint Cucumber Refresher

We’re in denial that summer is ending and we are trying to soak up every last moment of summer fun. After spending the day in the heat this mint coconut refresher is the ideal cooling treat.

Makes 1 Serving

1 can CoCos~Pure coconut water, cold
1 large cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks, frozen
10-15 medium fresh mint leaves to taste

In a Vitamix, blend the coconut water, cucumber, and mint leaves until smooth. Garnish with a cucumber slice and mint. Enjoy!

Recipe provided by A Whisk and Two Wands

Vodka CocosPure Cocktail: ZU & Pure

Often we reach for coconut water when we’re making a breakfast smoothie or have just completed an intense workout. But CoCos~Pure is also a fantastic addition to an evening beverage. Give this  a try.

Makes 1 Serving

2 oz. Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka
1 can Cocos Pure coconut water

Fill glass sleeve with ice, add vodka, top with Cocos Pure, and garnish with fresh mint sprig. Enjoy!