Tropical Sun 100% Natural Coconut Water

Commented on January 28, 2013
Created December 31, 2012 at 6:15 PM

I am new to Paleo.

Is a can of 'Tropical Sun 100% Natural Coconut Water' paleo friendly? Link here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007BLB85C/

Any help much appreciated.





on January 28, 2013
at 08:24 PM

spamtastic ...



on December 31, 2012
at 07:37 PM

And on my first post, I am going to provide a referral link to a product, but I am not trying to spam -- that's just me!



on December 31, 2012
at 07:01 PM

I can see why you might think that and it is my first comment. But it's a serious comment. I have nothing to do with the company that sells it on Amazon - it just seemed easier pointing to the materials that make up the drink through the link. I've literally just read the Primal Blueprint book, and plan to eat Paleo in the new year :). I drink that coconut water drink a lot and would like to know if it's Paleo friendly. Thanks Joe



on December 31, 2012
at 06:33 PM

Spammers are finding more and more clever ways to infiltrate this site, imho.

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on December 31, 2012
at 07:39 PM


Coconut Water

It often feels like the coconut enjoys deific status in the Primal community, and for good reason. It’s rich in medium chain triglycerides, a relatively rare type of fat with some intriguing health effects, particularly for weight loss and brain health. Its flesh can be pulverized and combined with water to form a creamy, milky beverage that works well in curries, coffee, and with berries, or dried and ground to form a useful flour. But what about the water? The water is where all the sugar lies (16 grams in 12 ounces), so it’s natural for some people to be suspicious. Sugary drinks, whether they be soda or juice, are generally frowned upon.

But coconut water has some cool stuff going on. It contains five electrolytes the human body needs to function – potassium, magnesium, sodium, phosphate, and calcium. In a pinch, it can double as a short-term IV hydration fluid. It’s good for a hangover (or so I hear). It can rehydrate athletes after exercise, and though it isn’t particularly more effective than something like Gatorade, it’s certainly tastier and healthier.

Verdict: Primal, but kinda sugary, so go easy on it unless you’re in Thailand sipping on fresh young coconuts (because there’s nothing quite like cold coconut water straight from the coconut), nursing a hangover, or training hard and need the hydration.



on December 31, 2012
at 07:10 PM

I make it a point to stay away from all juice in general. Just go eat a coconut.

As far as if it's paleo... there's no nutritional stuff listed so I have no idea. I'd be most concerned with is the amount of sugar you are getting via the drink.

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