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coconut water

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Posted by Vivi-B on 2 years ago

I have just joined the group today! I am planning on starting my Reboot this Friday June 16th, I have started having a juice every day to get used to it. I see that Coconut water is on the menu, so I bought some to try today. I absolutely HATE it! Which is a surprise to me because I really like coconut. Can you just drink plain water instead, or is the coconut juice necessary? Suggestions or Input anyone?

Thanks!

Vivi-B

This topic contains 13 replies, has 1 voices, and was last updated by IntenseHealth 1 year ago.

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  • JuicyChef

    2 years ago

    Hi Vivi-B!

    From everything that I've read in the book and on this sight, the coconut water has a lot of benefits so I figured it is worth trying to drink it. I have found that it does give me a real boost over the large amounts of water that I am already drinking. I'm on day 19 and will continue with the coconut water as long as I am on juice only.

    I also (surprisingly) do not like the taste of the coconut water. I muddle (mash up) a half of lime with about 8-10 mint leaves, or to taste, in the bottom of a glass and pour the coconut water over.I let it set a few minutes to absorb the flavors. I have found that instead of a chore, it is an enjoyable addition to juicing. As an additional bonus, it looks like you're drinking a Mojito! LOL!!!

    Hope that helps!

  • Zootal

    2 years ago

    The electrolytes in coconut water are not balanced, and as with juice, it does not have much sodium. This is OK for most people that eat way too much salt, but for a reboot, we need more sodium than juice or coconut water gives us.

    But aside from that , do as Juicy does, you squeeze a lime into the glass and add a few ice cubes, it makes a *huge* difference.

    Also, get a good brand, as not all coconut waters are the same. Avoid any with added ingredients.

    I haven't tried it with mint, I should, I have an overgrowth of mint in my garden. I bet it is really good with mint!

  • jtellez

    2 years ago

    With the extended juice fasts I add a plant based protein powder to my coconut juice and blend. It's really smooth and gets rid of the gross coconut water taste.

  • Tegan

    2 years ago

    My first try of coconut water wasn't pleasant either and it tasted off to me. I'd suggest trying several brands. being a natural product, even different batches of the same brand can taste different. I now love it and find it a refreshing change from juice. You can also buy flavoured varieties- with watermelon, mango, pineapple & even chocolate etc. I recently tried cactus water. I'm not sure how it compares nutritionally, but its worth a try.

  • Vivi-B

    2 years ago

    Thanks everyone! I didn't start a reboot yet as planned; but have signed up to do a guided reboot for diabetes. Thanks for all the input. I will give it another try.!

  • kgar77

    1 year ago

    I cut my juice with coconut water. I can't juice without it. I need the electrolytes. I hate the taste of it plain!!!!! I just put my juice in a mason jar - 1/2 -3/4 full and fill the rest of the way with coconut juice.

  • Zootal

    1 year ago

    If you need electrolytes, put a pinch of salt in your juice. Juice is deficient in sodium. So is coconut water. Adding coconut water to juice gives you lots of potassium, but juice already has lots of potassium. Neither juice nor coconut water will give us the sodium we need. So be sure to put a pinch of salt in your juice. I like pink Himalayan salt, but sea salt works well also.

    Try coconut water over ice with the juice of a fresh lime. It makes it much more drinkable.

  • kgar77

    1 year ago

    Thanks for that info. I did feel better on my last juice fast with coconut water but, I also added veggie broth. I do add salt to the veggie broth as well. I don't want to have too much potassium so I may cut back on the coconut water a little bit and up the veggie broth.

  • Zootal

    1 year ago

    For normal healthy people the extra potassium probably doesn't cause a problem. However, on my first few reboots, I had some medical issues that caused my potassium to shoot way above the max level. Drinking coconut water was one of the worst things I could have done.

    Which is why I keep harping on and on about people seeing their doctor before they do a reboot, but that is another story :)

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