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Posted by: wanthanee, Sunday, July 22, 2012, 9:25pm
  :D Hello everyone, I miss Coconut water so much.  :'(  I used to drink and make smoothies with Coconut water but since I have been following the blood type diet I stopped drinking it. So I was wondering if Genotype Teacher can drink it or not ?  In Genotype Diet coconut meat is Toxin but coconut oil is a Diamond.  However, it doesn't say anything about Coconut water.

Any idea or any advice please? Thank you very much. I appreciate it very much!
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, July 22, 2012, 11:07pm; Reply: 1
neutral if not listed.....your body knows best
Posted by: Joy, Monday, July 23, 2012, 3:35am; Reply: 2
I love coconut water also.  It is in all the grocery stores now.  I was told to drink it because it has alot of potassium and is very hydrating.  I just had some today.

If its a neutral I hope you reintroduce back into your life.

Joy
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Monday, July 23, 2012, 12:19pm; Reply: 3
I add it (coconut water)back into my home-made coconut milk and cream
Posted by: wanthanee, Monday, July 23, 2012, 4:59pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from Joy
I love coconut water also.  It is in all the grocery stores now.  I was told to drink it because it has alot of potassium and is very hydrating.  I just had some today.

If its a neutral I hope you reintroduce back into your life.

Joy


:D Hi Joy, Korp-Koon Ka ( thank you in Thai) Today I will go get the FRESH COCONUT  :K) ;D
Posted by: wanthanee, Monday, July 23, 2012, 5:17pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from Lola
neutral if not listed.....your body knows best


:K) Hi Lola, Korp-Koon Ka ( thank you in Thai)

Neutral if not listed. I am happy to hear that. Wow even Broccoli thouhg. In the book GTD. It does't say about Broccoli in the Teacher Diet.





Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, July 23, 2012, 5:22pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from wanthanee
Neutral if not listed. I am happy to hear that. Wow even Broccoli thouhg. In the book GTD. It does't say about Broccoli in the Teacher Diet.

If you look carefully, the Neutrals are not shown in The Genotype Diet book for each type...
Posted by: kittykar1, Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 7:13pm; Reply: 7
I drink a coconut water a day, it helps keep the puffiness away. Especially in this horrible heat and dry weather we are having. It feels like living in the desert (106 today). I can really tell the difference if I forget to drink one. ::)
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, July 26, 2012, 6:27am; Reply: 8
Korp-Koon Ka back at you! :)
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Thursday, August 16, 2012, 3:01am; Reply: 9
Quoted from Joy
I love coconut water also.  It is in all the grocery stores now.  I was told to drink it because it has alot of potassium and is very hydrating.  I just had some today.

If its a neutral I hope you reintroduce back into your life.

Joy

I was about to post a new topic inquiring about coconut water, as suddenly it is all I'm hearing about in foodie/health food circles.  It seems to be the new "It Girl" of same.  I'm all a'twitter and ready to try it myself, but I will definitely read the ingredients to see waaaaaaaas aaaaauuuup and ensure I don't get any baddies in any given branded drink.  Coconut is an avoid for me, but I do occasionally consume coconut milk in Thai food (Thai food is MY FAVORITE...  but I probably only actually go out for Thai around 2 to 4 times per year, MAX).  I'm wondering if the coconut water would have the avoid properties, though.  
(think)

I shall read further in this thread and likely find out!  See, I so LOVE this forum!!!!  I just KNEW there would be a discussion on coconut water in progress.   :K)
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Thursday, August 16, 2012, 3:09am; Reply: 10
Okay, read the entire thread and apparently the consensus is that coconut water is unlisted, thus neutral--YAY!!!!!!!  I knew it was unlisted, I just didn't know if it fell under any other listed component of coconut, but since the consensus among my peeps is that no, it probably doesn't, I'm going to TRY IT and I have a strong feeling I'm going to not just like, but LOVE it.

Like I said, I will read the fine print ingredients label, though, because at the dog park tonight, folks were talking about brands they like of it, and I could just TELL (when you are on the BTD/GTD long enough, you get to the point at which you can just TELL stuff like the following  ;D) that the brands they were discussing contained sugar of some type, because they were like "oooooh, it is sooooo goood and it comes in this flavor and that flavor and blah blah" and I'm thinking:  y'all are rhapsodizing like, and have the telltale looks in your eyes of, SUGAR ADDICTS *lol*!!!!!  So, I'll have to try to find a brand that is either plain coconut water--oh, now I remember the brand they were talking about:  it is called "Coco" (not sure how it is spelled, but that's how they pronounced it).  Is that an acceptable brand that any of y'all have tried?  Anyway, I will look for one that is either very plain/pure coconut water, OR one of the branded drinks like Coco, in a flav that excites me (they mentioned watermelon!!!), but I will read the ingredients to ensure there isn't a bunch of sugar, "natural flavors" and goodness knows what else.  I suggest y'all do the same when perusing the aisles of wherever for your coconut water.

Meet back here at 0600 hours to report our findings!   ;D
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Thursday, August 16, 2012, 3:11am; Reply: 11
P.S.  Just kidding about the 0600 hours part.  Meet back here whenevah!
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, August 16, 2012, 4:45am; Reply: 12
Quoted from Peppermint Twist
So, I'll have to try to find a brand that is either plain coconut water--oh, now I remember the brand they were talking about:  it is called "Coco" (not sure how it is spelled, but that's how they pronounced it).  Is that an acceptable brand that any of y'all have tried?

The only one I have tried is Zico: http://zico.com/products

You are correct that the flavored ones have more ingredients that need to be checked carefully, but the Natural is good.  I chose not to try the Pomegranate as it is an avoid for me...
Posted by: wanthanee, Thursday, August 16, 2012, 7:49am; Reply: 13
:D :K) (((HUG))) Hi, I am sorry that you can not find fresh coconut water in your area. It is a huge product over here. One thing I am missing is coconut meat. (coconut meat is an avoid for me) so when I buy coconut for the water, I have to throw the rest of the coconut away!  Before BTD, I would enjoy both the water and the young, soft and yummy coconut meat.  Oh!  It's so difficult for me to throw away the coconut without eating!  :D

http://www.bevreview.com/2009/08/05/one-coconut-water/
Posted by: CarolineC, Saturday, August 25, 2012, 7:01am; Reply: 14
The best coconut water I have tasted and I put it in my smoothies and drink a can a day is  the ones from Thailand. the coconuts are smaller and sweeter.  One of the brands that is especially good is "Coco cool". It has no sugar added!  :D
Posted by: honeybee, Saturday, August 25, 2012, 8:08am; Reply: 15
I am curious about this coconut water fad, I think i may have tried it years ago but it was def loaded with sugar, and large pieces of coconut flesh too. Made in Thailand.
Posted by: EquiPro, Saturday, August 25, 2012, 1:03pm; Reply: 16
I now live in NYC and go to Chinatown regularly.  They sell coconut water there on the streets.  They have young coconuts, peeled and ready to go.  When you buy one, they lop the top of the coconut off, stick in a straw and hand it to you!  The coconut, itself, has almost no meat inside it and what is there is sort of thin and soft and flabby...obviously these coconuts are for the water only.

It's OK, but not my favorite and I would probably never buy one again.  I guess I don't really like coconut water, so, for me, body says in must be an avoid!
Posted by: Chloe, Sunday, August 26, 2012, 6:53pm; Reply: 17
I realized I had one container of Naked brand coconut water in my 'fridge that I must have
bought to try but never opened it, so after reading this thread
wondered how it would taste...I find it interesting that my energy increased afterwards but more importantly, my always tight muscles felt no aches or tightness an hour after drinking one container..which BTW with no other coconut water to compare it to, it tasted pretty good to me...and I wondered what specifically about coconut water would have not only boosted energy but alleviated muscle pain.  I know that people low on electrolytes often get muscle spasms...
but I was sure I was getting the basic amount of electrolytes in my diet and drinking water.
Maybe not~

I normally put salt into my drinking water....with lemon or lime, but just a pinch of natural
Himalayan sea salt...and I eat plenty  of fruits and veggies in their raw state...but why would coconut water make my muscles feel suddenly feel so much better?

Well, on the container of coconut water, I read the nutritional value. It's super high in potassium!
And that makes sense to those living where coconuts are naturally grown...in the tropics, where
people often sweat a lot...losing bodily fluids...and needing to replenish electrolytes.  Apparently
Mother Nature has packaged the perfect electrolyte liquid inside of a coconut which is easily
found in tropical climates.  I know my drinking water which comes from a well on our property is not going to be naturally high in potassium.

AHA, is potassium the missing link?  (for me, anyway) and I wondered if my sodium/potassium ratio was off and unbalanced to where my sodium intake was higher than potassium instead of the other way around....

So now I'm hooked....on coconut water because it tasted really refreshing...I've read all the
brands people compared on Amazon...but because I only had Naked in the house and it's
from Brazil which many say is tastier than coconut water from the Philippines, this is what I'm
going to purchase again.  Rather expensive in my local health food store...but online sellers have
it for $1.94 per container and found it for free shipping.  So that's a one dollar savings per
container.

So if anyone is interested....read about the potassium/sodium ratio...and our need for greater amounts of potassium.  I almost could feel as if my bodily fluids were now circulating much better...and perhaps offsetting the sodium naturally found in the tuna/canned salmon/sardines I eat often, maybe upping potassium with a coconut water drink just might be MY missing link.

http://www.naturalnews.com/025820_sodium_potassium_health.html

And what if high blood pressure issues are actually because of low potassium in the diet.

http://www.naturalnews.com/027407_potassium_blood_pressure.html

I am totally going to start drinking coconut water.  I wish it had been
tested so each genotype would be sure rather than just let it be
considered neutral for all because it's untested.
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, August 26, 2012, 7:10pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from Chloe
AHA, is potassium the missing link?  (for me, anyway) and I wondered if my sodium/potassium ratio was off and unbalanced to where my sodium intake was higher than potassium instead of the other way around....

So if anyone is interested....read about the potassium/sodium ratio...and our need for greater amounts of potassium.  I almost could feel as if my bodily fluids were now circulating much better...and perhaps offsetting the sodium naturally found in the tuna/canned salmon/sardines I eat often, maybe upping potassium with a coconut water drink just might be MY missing link.

This is one of the reasons I have never felt a need to add salt to anything...  I eat quite a bit of fish and some other lightly salted prepared foods.  I also know that I am a heavy iodine user, which sodium can exacerbate.  I know that must be doing something good, as the healing continues...
Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, August 26, 2012, 8:44pm; Reply: 19
When I was in India many years ago and suffering from severe dysentery, fresh coconut water and water buffalo yogurt were my salvation!
Posted by: wanthanee, Sunday, August 26, 2012, 9:28pm; Reply: 20


:D Hi,  please see this below. I copy from Google translate:

Sifting through the various layers. Stem to a coconut above. Coconut water has to be pure. And rich in minerals such as potassium, iron, sodium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, amino acids, organic acids and vitamins to get the glucose that the body can absorb it to use in 5 minutes and was instrumental in driving the material. toxins and cleanse the body with it.

- Coconut water can help delay Alzheimer's symptoms.

Drinking coconut water every day can help delay Alzheimer's symptoms are. Of research results. Dr. Saul ADH princess Ahmad, Lecturer, Department of Anatomy. Faculty of Science University found that coconut water contains hormones similar to the female hormone estrogen is high. Which help slow Alzheimer's disease or dementia in postmenopausal women also drink coconut water every day can also help heal the wound. The wounds heal faster than normal. And it does not leave scars as well.

- Coconut water helps the skin.

Coconut water can help strengthen the skin's surface. The shine from the inside to the outside and white. Because coconut water is A. estrogen. Which contributed significantly to the formation of collagen and elastin. The skin's elasticity and delay premature aging. And coconut water can stimulate the growth and cell division as well. It also has a diuretic effect. A waste or toxins from the body (similar to a detox) that helps keep skin healthy. The alkalinity of the juice also helps balance the body during the high acidity. The mechanics of the system to normal. Result in a healthier from the inside in. ..

- Coconut water natural sports drink.

Since coconut water has a high content of essential minerals. Including features to help alleviate the symptoms, fatigue, diarrhea, or diarrhea. It is a sports drink (Sport Drink) can drink after the loss of sweat from playing sports or exercise is in Taiwan and China. To drink coconut water to relieve motion sickness after drinking alcohol with it.

Coconut water is pure ***. Filled with glucose and absorbed into the body easily. The coconut is a fruit that has a high pH. To treat diseases of the body is too acidic. Thai traditional doctors considered. Coco is dope. Nourish tendons. Used to treat bone diseases. The Chinese people believe that. Coconut water has a neutral effect. Is the yin and yang. Properties in a parasite. For patients with vomiting and diarrhea at the same time. Drinking coconut water can help the body to absorb glucose, to be used in a short time ..


:D :D












Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Sunday, August 26, 2012, 11:18pm; Reply: 21
Wow!!!  Been on this board since 1999 (!), yet the novelty of how WONDERFUL it is never fades!  What substantive, helpful responses, everyone, thanks!

Since posting my first post, I've gone to the HFS about a week or so back and bought several different types of coconut water, because the selection was confusing.  I even asked one of the store owners about certain things like, what's the diff twist "coconut water" and "coconut juice", by the same brand, both saying they contain "young coconut water"?  He said "Nothing, they're the same."  All righty then.  Anyway, I bought coconut water, coconut juice, with pulp, without pulp, with lemon juice added, without, and two diff brands *lol*.  All the kinds I bought were very pure, just coconut water and one kind had lemon juice added.

Well, I didn't really like one brand ("Amy and Brian's") but I did like the tastenirvana brand.  I think it will be something I have occasionally but not every day, certainly.  Why?  Because, even though it has some awesome properties/qualities, such as being very high in potassium, it is also VERY high in sugar.  Granted, it is natural sugar, and I have no qualms about eating, for example, a HUGE piece of watermelon pretty much every day in summer (and year round, if they are good).  I had a huge piece of watermelon today.  However, that is different, in my mind, as watermelon is a whole fruit, whereas, even though coconut juice is unprocessed and natural, unless you are drinking it from the actual coconut, like Equipro described, you are getting it somewhat concentrated, me suspects, in the manufactured form.  Plus, I've been around the BTD block long enough to know what my body is telling me (one of the coolest perks about being a BTD/GTDer:  you learn to listen to and hear what your body is telling you, and to decipher it correctly), and mine told me, at least with that first brand (the "Amy and Brian's") that it was definitely SUGAR OVERLOAD!

It would be great after exercising in the heat, if you were on the verge of collapse or something (otherwise, I'd go for plain water), but for me it is bordering on sickeningly sweet.  I found it very interesting when I told this to my dog park buds, who were all like "You thought it was SWEET?  I didn't think the plain variety had any flavor!"  I thought to myself:  "That's because you guys aren't on the BTD.  You consume corn syrup on a daily basis.  You consume sugar on a daily basis.  Your taste buds and bod can't recognize when something is sweet, mine CAN and this IS."

Anyway, I do like the tastenirvana brand, and like I say, I'll drink it occasionally.  I had some after getting chiro adjustments from my new chiro last week (ooooh, I have to post about him soon--I'M SO PSYCHED TO HAVE A NEW CHIRO...but I digress) and I think it was the ideal thing to drink post chiro adjustment *lol*.  Potassium!  It'll either cure you or kill you after your muscles are worked with like that.

I'm gonna try to find a link to the kind I like and post it in this thread.  I think I'll stick mainly to water, lemon water, and my beloved peppermint-green tea for my drinks, though, and fruit like watermelon for my sugar fix and other nutrients such as lycopene (in the case of watermelon) and potassium.  I do like the coconut water, but my body told me it is too much sugar for me to have on a daily basis, that's fo shoooo!
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Sunday, August 26, 2012, 11:21pm; Reply: 22
Okay, here's the kind I like.  A gal who works at the HFS I shop at said this is her fave type, too, and she lived in Thailand for a while and drank fresh coconut water all the time (she also tells me they sell fresh watermelon juice in Thailand...I need to move there ASAP, but I digress again  ;D):

http://www.tastenirvana.com/default.php
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Sunday, August 26, 2012, 11:25pm; Reply: 23
P.S. re my link above to tastenirvana coconut water:  I tried all the varieties EXCEPT the one with aloe.  Why?  Because it contained an ingredient called "fiber".  WHAT kind of fiber, pray tell?  Since they didn't tell, I didn't buy.  What if it is the dreaded wheat, for example?  I get enough fiber without a mystery variety being added to my coconut water, so nein danke.  I did try their other varieties, namely the straight coconut water (thumbs up) and the variety with pulp (thumbs up--some of the pulp is more like a small Hyundai, but okay, I can work with that  ;D).
Posted by: Joy, Monday, August 27, 2012, 3:32am; Reply: 24
I just got caught up with the posts regarding coconut water.  I was drinking VitaCoco.  The plain is not from concentrate and the ingredients are listed as coconut water and vitamin c.  It is very hydrating and I like it very cold if that's possible here in Florida.  Things stay cold for 5 minutes and then its warm.

I guess I'm now learning about coconut water from Thailand.  I didn't know that the coconuts are sweeter.  I read about tastenirvana just now and next time I go to WF (which will probably be very soon) I'll get some.  

I've been feeling the heat more this year than ever before.

Joy
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, August 27, 2012, 2:00pm; Reply: 25
Quoted from Peppermint Twist
P.S. re my link above to tastenirvana coconut water:  I tried all the varieties EXCEPT the one with aloe.  Why?  Because it contained an ingredient called "fiber".  WHAT kind of fiber, pray tell?  Since they didn't tell, I didn't buy.  What if it is the dreaded wheat, for example?  I get enough fiber without a mystery variety being added to my coconut water, so nein danke.  I did try their other varieties, namely the straight coconut water (thumbs up) and the variety with pulp (thumbs up--some of the pulp is more like a small Hyundai, but okay, I can work with that  ;D).


I'm a bit confused...What is the source of the pulp in your coconut water....the one without
the aloe?  Do they tell you?  Coconut fiber maybe...which might be actual pieces of coconut..That would be a toxin for you (and me), right?  

Aloe as a plant is very fibrous...Although we see the gel in products if you cut into a frond of aloe, you'd see that a lot of it is fibrous...I'm thinking the aloe fiber would be okay only if aloe is listed on your SWAMI as bene or neutral.  Providing this unlisted fiber source is from aloe.  I question when they list fiber on a coconut water package, wondering if that's pieces of actual coconut meat or coconut flour...Is it white? (the small Hyundai pieces)

I doubt they're adding wheat to coconut water. :)  But you never know.  Just don't think it would
be chunky pieces that you'd be seeing....I think wheat would just thicken the water...ie turkey gravy.

I noticed the Naked brand Coconut water which I had in my 'fridge was about 5 months old...
and it said it came from Brazil....but, when (waiting for my online order to arrive) I bought a large container in the HFS yesterday of Naked, I noticed it said coconuts were sourced from Indonesia...I'm assuming it's just coconut water...nothing else.  No fat, 8 grams of carbs and
1 gram of protein. No fiber.

It's a very unsettling feeling to be drinking a beverage that we're all considering neutral when
it's never been tested.  The fact that it might eventually turn out to be a toxin for many of us
would really be a bummer.  I truly avoid toxins...Considering our diets are such specifically
targeted nutrition....I'd just love to know if coconut water was as good for me as I feel the
potassium in it might be.

I mean, I can have coconut oil as a neutral...but coconut and coconut milk are oxins.  The water is neither the oil nor the milk....Wouldn't you all love to know how coconut water really rates
for each of us?

Posted by: wanthanee, Monday, August 27, 2012, 5:37pm; Reply: 26
Quoted from Peppermint Twist
Okay, here's the kind I like.  A gal who works at the HFS I shop at said this is her fave type, too, and she lived in Thailand for a while and drank fresh coconut water all the time (she also tells me they sell fresh watermelon juice in Thailand...I need to move there ASAP, but I digress again  ;D):

http://www.tastenirvana.com/default.php


:D Hi Peppermint, same as EquiPro mention. they sell coconut water there on the streets and in the store.  They have young coconuts, peeled and ready to go.  When you buy one, they lop the top of the coconut off, stick in a straw and hand it to you!  3 coconuts only 1 Dollas.

Also, in my home town( Northern)  they have both for sale. They have steam Fresh Corn all kind of color and Fresh coconut water. 1 bag has 4 corns for 75 Cent. It is so delicious because they just pick from the plant today and sell for the next day. Steam on the streets still HOT!  :D

This YouTube in Bangkok.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSEiQxiVA7U
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, August 27, 2012, 5:54pm; Reply: 27
I called the Taste NIrvana company.  The pulp is bits of raw coconut.  For those who can't
have coconut, just know that you are getting minute pieces of it in this beverage.
Posted by: wanthanee, Monday, August 27, 2012, 7:14pm; Reply: 28
Quoted from Chloe


I'm a bit confused...What is the source of the pulp in your coconut water....the one without
the aloe?  Do they tell you?  Coconut fiber maybe...which might be actual pieces of coconut..That would be a toxin for you (and me), right?  

I mean, I can have coconut oil as a neutral...but coconut and coconut milk are oxins.  The water is neither the oil nor the milk....Wouldn't you all love to know how coconut water really rates
for each of us?


  :D ;D Yes, please I would love to know how Coconut Water really rates for each of us. :K)

May be they don't have the item for test? I understand sometime some area hardly to find the product. In the village where I live they do have a lot of vegetables and fruits that not in my list. So I always missing those food.  :'(

http://www.onedrinks.com/buy-one-coconut-water
Posted by: Joy, Monday, August 27, 2012, 8:06pm; Reply: 29
I just bought some Tastenirvana (plain) coconut water and can't wait to try it.  There's one waiting for me in the car (not cold unfortunately but what can you do)  The other two are in the frig.


Joy

PS to PT:  Thanks for mentioning the brand.  I got it in Publix.
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 2:10am; Reply: 30
Oh, I forgot:  one other thing I was musing on is that, to me, the coconut water is SO sweet that I could conceivably actually use it as a sweetener.  For example, I'm not one to indulge much in cold cereal for breakfast, being Type O.  I do often have basmati brown rice stir fries and such for breakfast, so that is my savory version of "breakfast cereal", but anyway, IF I were inclined to have a bowl of traditional breakfast cereal (compliant, such as Rice Chex or something), I think it would be good with coconut water instead of milk, personally.

Also, I think coconut water would be good added to smoothies and possibly good for use in baking compliant sweet breads, cakes, etc.  Since I basically never make any of the above, except for smoothies, I don't know that I'd ever try this but it is a thought.

I use agave nectar for a sweetener, and I rarely use it at all.  Occasionally, I will add it to stir fries because it is goooooooooooooooooood in there, but I usually don't add sugar (and, let's face it, that is adding sugar) to anything.  My diet is delish without doing so, to me anyway.  Salt is another matter.  I add sea salt to pretty much everything.  But I digress.

Just thought I'd throw in a post about my musing on the potential of coconut water as a sweetener for certain thaaaaaangs.  Discuss!   ;D
Posted by: honeybee, Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 2:19am; Reply: 31
Quoted from Peppermint Twist

Also, I think coconut water would be good added to smoothies


Agree.
And curries? - instead of coconut milk.

So I could report, I tried some of the cocobella & kokomo brand yesterday - both unsweetened - & verrry refreshing. I would love to replace plain old tap water with this stuff! I have heard it is nice with a squeeze of lemon or lime too.
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 2:27am; Reply: 32
PT, I'm still blown away that you've lost 96 POUNDS!  Can you even imagine what it would feel like if you had to lift a 96 pound person and carry her on your back all day long!  WOW...You are totally amazing :)

OK, back to coconut water chatting :)
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 2:54am; Reply: 33
Quoted from Chloe
PT, I'm still blown away that you've lost 96 POUNDS!  Can you even imagine what it would feel like if you had to lift a 96 pound person and carry her on your back all day long!  WOW...You are totally amazing :)

OK, back to coconut water chatting :)

;D :K) Thanks, Chloe!  I'm still blown away by it, too.  The novelty never wears off, or it sure hasn't to date, anyway.  In thinking of getting down to 100 lbs down, I realize that that will be like losing 2 and a half 40-lb bags of topsoil *lol*.  I think of it in those terms, as I have been known to carry those from Lowe's garden center to my car, and from my car to my yard and then lugging them around the yard.  I did most of that at my fattest and it was nearly impossible, just to lift, carry and/or drag ONE 40-lb bag of soil.  I notice now that it is MUCH easier for me to carry those.  I'm not quite sure I believe how much easier it is, as it was a different brand of soil I bought last time, so I decided it was lighter (as it was a potting soil...yet I think it was the same size bag as the topsoil that always said 40 pounds).  ANYWAY, I've lost almost 2-1/2 of those HEAVY bags of soil!  Granted, my weight was distributed a little more ergonomically than carrying those retangular bags, but STILL.  Horrendous.

I don't think there is one moment in any given 24-hour period in which I'm not aware, however slightly, of that fact that I'm SLIM.  And there are many moments, every day, when it really still just hits me.  Every time I sit on a bench in the dog park with two other people, for example, it's like, wow, I fit on this bench with two other people.  Or just little things, like the way I can cross my legs or move or whatEVER.  So many little things...I'm always aware, always grateful.

I never take it for granted.  For example, today, yeah, when it was time for my lunchbreak walk, there were outer bands from Hurricane Isaac causing a drizzly rain that kinda whipped around at times.  I was like, not gonna stop me from taking my walk!  In fact, I prefer overcast and drizzly to blazing sun beating down on me and sweltering.  Let's DO THIS!

Okay, back to coconut water.   ;D

Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 3:17pm; Reply: 34
LOL....You've lost two and a half 40 pound bags of top soil. Why does that sound so darned funny!~  I'm just thinking that I can't even lift one 40 pound bag by myself.  And you were wearing 2 1/2 bags~  Have you contacted Eric?  He's making a movie and wants to interview people who will share their success stories.  You certainly have an inspirational story to tell~   I remember when you were totally addicted to chips.

Okay, NOW, back to coconut water :)
Posted by: honeybee, Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 9:45pm; Reply: 35
Just reading that some varieties are heat treated and therefore not really worthwhile...
There is an organic Brazilian coconut water called "coco juice" that claims to be superior as it is not heated intensely.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 10:59pm; Reply: 36
Quoted from Chloe
It's a very unsettling feeling to be drinking a beverage that we're all considering neutral when
it's never been tested.  The fact that it might eventually turn out to be a toxin for many of us
would really be a bummer.  I truly avoid toxins...Considering our diets are such specifically
targeted nutrition....I'd just love to know if coconut water was as good for me as I feel the
potassium in it might be.

I mean, I can have coconut oil as a neutral...but coconut and coconut milk are oxins.  The water is neither the oil nor the milk....Wouldn't you all love to know how coconut water really rates
for each of us?

Yeah, that's why I'm not drinking this right now. I'm still healing, still trying to find balance, and until I do, I'm not doing any "experiments" on myself. Besides, I suspect I'd have the same reaction that PT had. I do not do well on sugar! And 8 grams of sugar in a cup of liquid seems incredibly sugary to me.

Posted by: honeybee, Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 1:25am; Reply: 37
Am bracing for the ole 'too good to be true' - what if all the worst coconut characteristics are distilled in the juice?  :o
Posted by: honeybee, Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 7:00am; Reply: 38
I did some further 'research' - & tried the 'coco juice' (from Brazil apparently, however the container only says produced in Germany  :-/ )
I find it much less sweet than the other two, non-organic varieties I tried earlier.
The coco juice has allot more of the 'aloe vera' like flavor - almost bitter.

Silly me - stuck with a few cartons of this one now - think I will experiment with making a toner with it...
Posted by: Chloe, Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 1:15pm; Reply: 39
Quoted from honeybee
I did some further 'research' - & tried the 'coco juice' (from Brazil apparently, however the container only says produced in Germany  :-/ )
I find it much less sweet than the other two, non-organic varieties I tried earlier.
The coco juice has allot more of the 'aloe vera' like flavor - almost bitter.

Silly me - stuck with a few cartons of this one now - think I will experiment with making a toner with it...


Read where it explains about the difference in natural sweetness of coconuts found in various
parts of the world.

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/coconut-water-calories-in-coconut-water.html

Also Indonesian and Philippine coconuts have a different level of sweetness than those from Brazil.

But still, the question is:  Which individuals will thrive on coconut water and which ones of us
will be drinking a toxin.

If I lived in the tropics and was sweating profusely every day, I might drink coconut water more often....For now, I'm using it occasionally....as I've got many more important beneficial juices and teas on my SWAMI that I'm sure are safe.

Posted by: wanthanee, Thursday, August 30, 2012, 6:25am; Reply: 40
Quoted from wanthanee



Poor thing!  :'(  aww… I don’t  like seeing them use plastic when the food is so HOT.
They don’t know how dangerous it is if the chemicals come out from the plastic (makes me think about my Mom when I was young, she always used Banana leaf to wrap food for the grill or to be steamed).  

This youtube shows how to prepare the food which has sticky rice, coconut milk, sugar, and Black bean but my mom made without Black bean and only 3 times per year.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biTtou-IzaA

I don’t think she knew about chemicals from the plastic but it was just her habit and she used what we had around the house and in the backyard.

This is the ” Pinto” as it is called Thai.  My Dad used to carry this with him when he went to work. This Pinto is from just about 37 years ago.  Now they are made with stainless still.

shttp://www.aboutkitchenware.net/food_carrier.php

Also, I carry a “Pinto”( 3 levels)  this one with me when I go to work for my Dinner.   Of course, this is a little more advanced than the one my dad used.  http://www.cctkitchenware.com/product-th-216198-1004796-ปิ่นโตสเตนเลส+ขนาด+14*3+ตราหัวม้าลาย.html

http://importfood.com/thaicookware.html

When I see a Video I would like to tell them to “ EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR  TYPE PLEASE” on  the other hand better than French fries or something deep fried.  Wait…a minute still toxin hah.

Lastly, I would like to share with you guy with how to massage the feet.  This is one reason why I am now able to sleep well.

You can use Argan oil or sesame oil or coconut oil.  This man says the Benefit of massage feet :
1.     You will walk better, and you will feel good
2.     breathe easier
3.     Activate motivate awaken your organs, and help with bowel s
4.     Stimulate the nerve endings in the feet that correspond to parts of the brain, head, and nose in the skull. In a matter of  removing waste from the body.
5.     Stimulate the body's internal organs such as the intestine, liver, kidney, and heart, lung and other organs. Involved, including the driver of the stool and urine. And waste from the body.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNuq-eigq-A&feature=g-vrec
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2k0Nl6_SjU&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfw8Ynt-76E&feature=fvwrel

;D ;D
Posted by: wanthanee, Friday, August 31, 2012, 4:37pm; Reply: 41
Quoted from wanthanee


Also, I carry a “Pinto”( 3 levels)  this one with me when I go to work for my Dinner.   Of course, this is a little more advanced than the one my dad used.  http://www.cctkitchenware.com/product-th-216198-1004796-ปิ่นโตสเตนเลส+ขนาด+14*3+ตราหัวม้าลาย.html

Sorry, it wasn't this one.

;D ;D


This one is correct but only 3 levels
http://www.jaguarware.com/index.php?lay=show&ac=cat_showcat&l=2&cid=479

;D :D :)
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 1:25am; Reply: 42
Great discussion.  I talked to my new chiro about coconut water, as I was wondering about the relative merits or demerits of drinking it post-adjustment.  Anyway, he feels that it is so high in sugar that it is basically (though not nearly as bad, as it doesn't have all the chemicals, HFCS, etc.) as bad as drinking soda in the sense of how it could trigger a sugar addict's addiction into high gear, basically.  And, being human, we are all wired for sugar addiction to one degree or another.  Anyway, he makes a good point and one which I was already thinking about and being careful about before chatting with him.

That is why I only drink the stuff occasionally, and basically not on a day when I am having any other sugar infusion, such as a large piece of watermelon or a little agave in a stir-fried rice dish or something.  If I have a coconut water, that is my sugar for the day.  And it doesn't feel like it is the greatest thing in the world for me to imbibe, frankly.  Again, it just FEELS sickly sweet to me.  That said, I do think it is nice occassionally for a potassium boost, especially after vigorous exercise, etc.

Anyway, gotta go, I'm suddenly very uncomfy in this chair, coccyx-wise.  Don't want to undo what the new chiro has accomplished, so off to bed with me!  There's nothing else for it!  Nighty night, all!   :K)
Posted by: Spring, Saturday, September 8, 2012, 4:05am; Reply: 43
What is the difference between coconut water and coconut milk? We always called the liquid in coconuts milk when I was growing up. Coconut milk is a black dot for me. I haven't seen any that didn't have 'way too much junk added. I have seen the "water" on-line that didn't have anything added or not much anyway.
Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, September 8, 2012, 1:44pm; Reply: 44
When you split open a coconut, the juice you’ll find inside is the coconut water. It tastes like water that slightly sweet with a light coconut flavor.

Coconut milk is usually made by cooking equal parts coconut and water.
Posted by: cajun, Saturday, September 8, 2012, 5:37pm; Reply: 45
I just tried a bottle of the COCO brand of coconut water(flavored).."ing: natural coconut water,aloe vera juice, aloe vera pulp,passion fruit juice,pineapple juice,citric acid, Vitamin C"  .....it has tiny pieces of pineapple or something? floating in it...didn't really care for it...too sweet. ::)
Posted by: san j, Monday, September 10, 2012, 6:01am; Reply: 46
I didn't like the one brand I tasted at a Whole Foods tasting, and I'm generally a big fan of coconut.
Posted by: passionprincess, Monday, September 10, 2012, 6:51am; Reply: 47
I used to drink coconut water - it was refreshing but I am not sure if it did anything for my muscle aches at the time (I was not BTD and eating chicken which causes pain).

I bought coconut water in a white can with green coconuts from an Asian market. The coconut water was either a Thai or Chinese brand with coconut flesh chunks and coconut water (nothing else). If it is a neutral, I would not mind drinking it again.
Posted by: aussielady582, Friday, October 11, 2013, 2:56am; Reply: 48
Some people are very sensitive to anything tropical, especially if they have underlying weak organs, glands or some mineral imbalances/deficiencies.  The body basically rejects what it considers a toxin.
this happened when I had to grab lunch at a Chinese eartery back in July, I now know it was the sugar in the sauce that caused the reaction, as ate something with sugar this week, and the same reactions happened, so now try to cook lunch at home and bring it with me. It's amazing how just a little of something can have you in such discomfort, pain just one or two hours after injesting it.
the soy could also have been a factor as could have been the type of salt used.
coconut water is ok, but to me, the money could be better spent on some vegetables or fish (pure protein) which my cells actually are holding out for, or a fresh juice made at home from veggies, and a little apple.
I am trying to now decide if I should buy a little paw paw or passionfruit for this weekend, should be fine, so long as other meals during day are balanced, some duck this weekend, and maybe a little beef; things progress slowly but surely with me, and I look forward to pineapple and mango soon, plus the plums and cherries soon to arrive in summer.
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