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  • Coconut water

    I really love the stuff, I could probably drink it all day but I only allow myself to have one glass a day after my workout. I always dilute with half water because it tends to be quite sweet.

    Anyone else love coconut water?

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    i also love it .i usually take it regularly during summer season
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    • #3
      I love it after a particularly sweaty workout, like hot yoga. I, too, think it can be too sweet. I usually buy a small one and pour it into my large waterbottle, then fill the rest of the way with plain water.

      Funny story: I was at the Whole Foods for lunch the other day, and they had a sample guy near the front door offering free bottles of coconut water. He offered me one and I took a gander at the sugar count, because I'd already had some carby food that day. I saw that the bottle was 24g of sugar and said "Not today, but thanks for offering!" And the guy immediately got an incredibly sour look his face and demanded, "Well what's wrong with it?" Yeesh, dude... work on your sales pitch, there.

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      • #4
        lol!!! Take it personal much? He acts like he was in the back of the store personally draining the coconuts himself, lol!!!

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        • #5
          lol do you guys have vitacoco over there? That's what we have here which is apparently 100% coconut water. Anything else i've seen in cans etc is full of sugar though and barely coconut at all!

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          • #6
            yay screamer - love the name..... implies so much !!!!!! in a positive way !!!!!

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            • #7
              Lolol yes, my name usually does! Perhaps in Grok's time i would have been the caller to the other clans or tribes with my massive vocals

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              • #8
                I love coconut water! Nothing better than being at the beach and having fresh/cool coconut water straight from the coconut! I wish I could have it everyday here... Vita Coco is my favorite substitute here. I have noticed that I've bought a couple of cases that are no longer from Brazil and they don't taste as good to me. They are from Indonesia and have a different taste.

                A tip for nursing mothers: The more coconut water my wife drinks, the better her supply is!
                Last edited by MattG; 10-26-2012, 06:48 AM. Reason: my spelling sucks.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Screamer View Post
                  lol do you guys have vitacoco over there? That's what we have here which is apparently 100% coconut water. Anything else i've seen in cans etc is full of sugar though and barely coconut at all!
                  Uh, coconut water itself is FULL of sugar. Natutal or not. It may not be a lot compared to a can of soda, but even post workout you might be better eating a sweet potato or some squash if you feel you really need some post-workout carbs. Better nutrient levels anyway.
                  "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                  • #10
                    I will use it in the same context as a sport drink, for rehydration and electrolytes after extended intense exercise. It's not something I consume daily.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Owly View Post
                      I will use it in the same context as a sport drink, for rehydration and electrolytes after extended intense exercise. It's not something I consume daily.
                      Just remember... Eat your calories for the most part, don't drink them. The body doesn't compensate for liquid calories because they don't truly fill it up.
                      "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Drumroll View Post
                        Just remember... Eat your calories for the most part, don't drink them. The body doesn't compensate for liquid calories because they don't truly fill it up.
                        Wow, how did I lose nearly 40 pounds without that stellar advice? I have said the same thing in other threads. The point is the context: only after extended intense exercise (hiking for hours up a mountain on a hot day, for example) and not daily. I'm pretty sure 80 calories worth of coconut water in that context isn't a problem. People will down hundreds of calories in bulletproof coffee without a thought, but dear god don't drink a little coconut water.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Owly View Post
                          Wow, how did I lose nearly 40 pounds without that stellar advice? I have said the same thing in other threads. The point is the context: only after extended intense exercise (hiking for hours up a mountain on a hot day, for example) and not daily. I'm pretty sure 80 calories worth of coconut water in that context isn't a problem. People will down hundreds of calories in bulletproof coffee without a thought, but dear god don't drink a little coconut water.
                          I didn't say you should NEVER drink a little coconut water. You took me entirely out of context. I was just warning for the people out there who might have been thinking the stuff is perfectly fine. And the answer is yes but with an "if."

                          And the difference with the bulletproof coffee is that the coffee is filled with fat which will undoubtedly make you feel more satiated (and for far longer) than a quick rush of carbs would.
                          "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                          • #14
                            And you responded to my post that described an appropriate context with a lecture about calories. Perhaps your reply would have been better addressed to someone who didn't explicitly state when it's good to consume it and make clear they weren't doing so daily?
                            “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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                            • #15
                              I love coconut water too! Zico now has a bunch of newer flavors besides the original. My favorite is the chocolate. You have to acquire a taste to it though. It's kind of like green tea, the very first time you're not really sure if you like it until you have more again and again.




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