Coconut water is nature’s best source of electrolytes.
After some quick google searching and then reading various sources I’ve learned that the major electrolytes our body needs is potassium, sodium magnesium, calcium.
The health section at HowStuffWorks.com tells us why electrolytes are so important for our bodies:
Electrolytes are important because they are what your cells (especially nerve, heart, muscle) use to maintain voltages across their cell membranes and to carry electrical impulses (nerve impulses, muscle contractions) across themselves and to other cells. Your kidneys work to keep the electrolyte concentrations in your blood constant despite changes in your body. For example, when you exercise heavily, you lose electrolytes in your sweat, particularly sodium and potassium. These electrolytes must be replaced to keep the electrolyte concentrations of your body fluids constant. So, many sports drinks have sodium chloride or potassium chloride added to them. They also have sugar and flavorings to provide your body with extra energy and to make the drink taste better.
This is why Gatorade can work. Their magical formula is water, sugar, electrolytes and maybe yellow5.
But is this what you want? Wouldn’t you want to enjoy a beverage that comes straight from nature? That contains real vitamins and minerals, real sugar, real flavor and absolutely no crap? A drink that tastes better too?
This is one of many reasons why I enjoy Coconut Water. As explained above, electrolytes are pretty damn important to the human body. And Coconut Water just so happens to be nature’s greatest source of these electrolytes; mainly potassium, sodium and magnesium.
However, I don’t live in Thailand. Or Hawaii. Or Brazil. Or Key West. Or any other tropical place on this planet where coconuts are abundant. You probably do not either.
Taste Nirvana Coconut Water to the Rescue!
Luckily, for both you and I, there are at least one dozen different Coconut Water brands on the market that you can buy at grocers, health food stores and even some gas stations. You can also save $1 per can and buy a 12 pack on Amazon.
I’ve tasted Amy & Brians Naturals, Vita Coco, Zico, O.N.E., Taste Nirvana and a couple other brands that added extra sugar for whatever ridiculous reason.
Taste Nirvana was the most recent brand I have tasted. I wrote a review on 3 of the brands listed above last year. I still love Amy & Brian’s Naturals. However, my new favorite brand is definitely Taste Nirvana.
When I took my first sip of Taste Nirvana I was in awe. It tasted as fresh as possible like it was poured from a Thailand coconut that day.
I recently went to Key West and did drink coconut water straight out of a coconut. I thought this would be impossible to beat. And, actually, it is. The experience of holding the coconut like it was a cup and taking a few sips, savoring it as much as possible, was unbeatable. However, the taste of the Taste Nirvana Coconut Water is exactly that. Coconut Water. Nothing else.
Give it a try as soon as you can. Then thank me later. Go buy a 12 pack on Amazon for only $22 if you want.
I’ll be making dozens of coconut water smoothies over the next several months and the brand I will be using is Taste Nirvana.
What is your favorite brand of Coconut Water? Have you tasted the Taste Nirvana brand? Let us know by leaving a comment below. We all appreciate your opinion.