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I see where coconut milk is okay, how about coconut water, with no sugar added?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 02, 2013 at 2:56 AM

I love coconut water after a workout, I'm new to Paleo and not sure, any help would be great. Thanks.

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on August 22, 2013
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I use water kefir grains :)

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on August 22, 2013
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Do you use water kefir grains or dairy kefir grains for that?

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Coconut water = nature's Gatorade

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on May 02, 2013
at 10:56 PM

I've been chronically dehydrated for months. I couldn't figure it out because I was drinking more than plenty; it just ran right through me. Then I realized I was in the middle of another electrolyte deficiency/imbalance/something. I've been chugging coconut water for just a couple days now and I feel so much better. The dehydration is almost gone. I don't know if I'd drink it so often if I wasn't a frequently dehydrated athlete, but it's done me so much good. So anecdotally, I'd say it's valuable and healthy when not overcomsumed, just like most other unaltered foods. Of course, the definition of overconsumed still depends on the indvidual. I doubt four 17.5 oz cans a day is as beneficial for most other people.

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on May 02, 2013
at 03:01 AM

I love it and drink it every day.

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on August 22, 2013
at 02:08 PM

Coconut water is considered to be the best natural alternative to sports drinks, it's a good source of electrolytes and minerals. Its better to drink organic coconut water without additives such as this one from this review if you can't get fresh one.

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on May 03, 2013
at 12:09 AM

Coconut water is like liquid transluscent gold and is very paleo. Loaded with electorlytes, sterile when it comes out of the coconut to the point that it can be used in IV drips and was used in IV drips for wounded soldiers in the Pacific during WWII when they didn't have enough Ringer's solution. I like to take some with me to the gym to prevent hitting the wall and I always take one of the free Tetrapacks of coconut water that are provided at the finish line of 5k races. Drink up!

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on May 02, 2013
at 05:12 PM

If you can't get fresh coconut water (from real coconuts) make sure you read the label and choose the unflavored, natural varieties; otherwise, you might be consuming the same amount of sugar as fruit juice or a soda.

I make coconut water kefir with it.

The kefir grains eat the sugar but leave behind all of the good stuff found in the coconut water. PLUS they contribute by adding in some healthy probiotics for your stomach -- win!

5b9a25a1a676397a25579dfad59e1d7b

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on August 22, 2013
at 07:20 PM

I use water kefir grains :)

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on August 22, 2013
at 02:25 PM

Do you use water kefir grains or dairy kefir grains for that?

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on May 02, 2013
at 04:24 PM

Coconut water might just be the perfect paleo refreshment.

Coconut water sounds like a great alternative to drinking plain old water all the time! It's low in carbs/calories and high in mineral content. In fact, coconut water contains no fat and is only 50 calories per cup compared to coconut milk which has 550 calories per cup mainly from fat. I know, I know, sometimes we want the fat, but we can't drink it all day long. Coconut water also requires no modern processing techniques... just plug and chug, so I can only assume our paleo ancestors enjoyed it.

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on May 02, 2013
at 03:24 AM

Decent for liver and muscle glycogen replenishment. Also has a good amount of necessary minerals like potassium and magnesium to prevent muscle cramping. It's great after a sprint on a hot sunny day or an hour after heavy weight lifting. I personally have not drank coconut water in months. IDK i'm just not crazy about it like that. I prefer coconut cream/butter and coconut milk products, that's where all the fat is mmmmmm....

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