These 9 Coconut Water Brands are FILLED with Toxic Ingredients. Try THESE Instead
Coconut water is better than sports drinks in so many aspects, since it provides plenty of natural magnesium and potassium. The mighty duo helps in regulating blood pressure, reducing inflammation, and rehydrating the body.
A recent scientific review from the Molecules Journal, coconut water provides plenty of benefits, including prevention against heart attacks, lower blood pressure, and cancer treatment. Moreover, it aids in the treatment of Alzheimer’s and dementia, due to its ‘trans-zeating,’ a type of plant hormone.
Unfortunately, manufacturers decided to change things when it comes to the term ‘healthy,’ and most of the products are far from being healthy. Many brands offer highly processed products that contain life-threatening amounts of harmful chemicals.
Are you drowning in these types of (toxic) coconut water?
Fresh coconuts are the only product to give organic, healthy coconut water. But, common packaging methods spoil the quality of the liquid, and you get nothing but a waste.
- Water from ripe coconuts
Young green coconuts provide the type of coconut water that comes packed with tons of nutrients. Ripe coconuts absorb the water, and it loses its nutritional power.
- Using chemicals to ease transport
The way to the US is pretty long, and companies dip non-organic coconuts in either sodium metabisulphite or formaldehyde. These both end up in the meat and intoxicate it.
- Pasteurized coconut water
Coconut water is consumed cool, and it is super delicious. Although it should be preserved cold, manufacturers expose it to extremely high temperatures. Wonder why? Well, heat is supposed to make the product last longer, and kill any bacteria.
High temperatures destroy every enzyme, mineral, and vitamin in the water. Bacteria can be eliminated in various safer ways that preserve vital nutrients, but they are often disregarded.
- Preservatives ‘enhance’ flavor
Natural coconut water is sweet and refreshing, but manufacturers believe that by adding sweeteners or ‘natural’ flavors they are doing us favor. This would be necessary if the water is too acidic, which is common for coconut water obtained from ripe coconuts.
- Reconstituted concentrate instead of original fruit
Coconut water is combined with regular water prior the packaging right after the heating phase. As we already explained, coconut water and fruits in general are deprived of their enzymes and nutrients when exposed to excessive heat. It is all because imported coconut water syrup is cheper than the original product.
Would you trust these coconut water brands?
Zico coconut water is the baby of Coca Cola, and of course, it is obtained from concentrates. The so-called coconut water is packed with natural flavors, plus it is treated with unimaginably high heat.
- Coco Libre (organic)
Do not let the label fool you, since the product is obtained from concentrates. Moreover, the production process involves both pasteurization and ‘natural’ flavors.
- N.E. Coconut Water
The Pepsico product is associated with flash pasteurization, various flavors, and sugar. Although we do not know what sugar has been added to this water, it is believed to be GMO.
- Naked Juice Coconut Water
It is another Pepsico poduct you should be aware of. Flash pasteurization is one of the nutrient-harming processes, and the basic product is obtained from mature coconuts. The company is facing a lawsuit due to the use of GMO and synthetic ingredients substances.
Would you buy anything that has gone through high-heat pasteurization (120 Degrees), and comes in cans? Aluminum and steel cans?
- Vita Coco
It comes with a ‘100% pure’ label, but the product contains sweeteners and has gone through aggressive pasteurization.
Heat pasteurization, preservatives, and sugar should in no way be linked to the product you are buying. The company has gained popularity after its battle against GMO labeling in the state of California.
- Purity Organic
The label ‘organic’ does not stop producers from using bad production practices, concentrates, and of course, high-heat pasteurization.
- Cona Zona
It may come as a surprise to you, but the labels says pretty much about the true origin of the product, meaning it reveals that the final product is obtained from concentrates.
Note: Experts suggest that you use coconut water from organic coconut trees. If you have no other choice than buying packaged water, seek for raw and organic products, such as Exotic SuperFoods and Harmless Harvest.
Source: Best Healthy Guide