I thought I’d share something with you that I tried for the first time today – coconut water. I’ve seen it online, in the health food stores and endorsed by celebrities. I’m not one to try something just because Madonna and Demi Moore have been snapped with it, but was intrigued anyway.
Coconut water is just the liquid inside young coconuts. The Beyond Coconut Website says that coconut water hydrates faster than water and is all natural. It is also high in potassium, fat-free, free of added sugar and lower in acid than sports/soft drink. I’m no athlete so I’m pretty sure I don’t need the electrolytes it contains but thought I’d give it a go for something different.
I picked up a bottle this morning and saved it for after my interval-training workout to see if it lived up to the hype. The taste wasn’t quite what I was expecting and the water was a little thicker than I anticipated too, but it was very cool and refreshing. I drank this bottle after a few glasses of water and still needed more after so I wouldn’t say that it quenched my thirst but it had a pure, clean taste and I felt a lot better about drinking it than if I had drunk a diet-soft drink or bottled juice. At $4 for a 300mls I definitely won’t be having it often but it might become a summer-time, shopping day treat.