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By Jennifer Hybrid Rasta Mama Coconut Oil – An Overview Offering a myriad of health benefits, Coconut Oil is affordable, readily available and completely natural. I use it for EVERYTHING.
Fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie, super-hydrating, naturally rich in electrolytes -- the touted benefits of America's latest health craze, coconut water, seem endless. Dubbed "nature's sports drink" and "life-enhancer" by marketers, its no wonder why celebrities have replaced their acai berry drinks and Kabbalah water with a juice box. But with a price tag of $2-3 for a typical 11 fl. ounce tetra pack (equivalent to about 10 sips), is it really worth paying top dollar for, well, top water? For the uninitiated, coconut water is the clear, nut-flavored (or " sock-flavored ") juice stored inside young coconuts. It has long been a staple liquid of Southeast Asian nations, where the fruit is also harvested for its flesh, oil and milk. In America, the beverage hit the stands five years ago through the two biggest players: Vita Coco , an independent manufacturer which sold $20 million of the juice in 2009 and expects to double that this year , and Zico , a brand backed by Coca-Cola .
Drinking coconut water has many benefits. Coconut Water is naturally: Low in Carbs 99% Fat Free Low in sugars Coconut water contains organic compounds possessing healthy growth promoting properties that have been known to help