I have never tried Coconut Water but was asked if I would like to review some C Coconut Water, so I thought why not! In the past when I have seen coconut water in the shops for some reason I always thought of it being like coconut milk, and the thought of drinking that rich flavour really put me off.
I find in my training that in the past I have used a lot of sports gels and drinks and they are so sugary they they haven’t had a good effect on my body or teeth when I have been guzzling them like there is no tomorrow, I of course know differently now in terms of to limit myself and not drink them all the time.
Coconut Water is apparently:
- The only known liquid on earth that can be used as a substitute to blood in human transfusions
- It is also more isotonic and hydrating thanregular sports drinks and of course has no added sugar
- The C Coconut Water has more potassium than a banana
- It’s also low calorie and more nutritious than whole milk with no cholesterol and less sugar
So I tried it and it’s consistency was literally like water. I found the taste quite watery (to be expected!) with a hint of coconut. I would definitely drink it ice cold as when it started to warm up a bit closer to room temperature it was a bit harder to stomach.
I am not sure how much I could drink in one sitting but I think when our palates are so used to such and sugary things it takes a while to change so I am not giving up on it especially when it has so many benefits, and if it gets me not having to drink sugary gels and sports drinks then I am sold!