Nutrition

Summer Love: Coconut Water Edition

 

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Happy Summer LOVES ♥ 

Today reached 90 degrees and I was craving ALL things summery.  I never crave heavy food in the heat- is anyone else like that?  Bring on the iced tea and the fresh fruits and vegetables.

One of my summer must haves: Coconut Water! 

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Harmless Harvest Coconut Water is my newest ADDICTION!   I never understood the coconut water fad.  I mean- drinking out of a coconut on an island sounds pretty bomb- but the cartons of coconut water always grossed me out.  AND recently I found out they did for a good reason!  Brands like Zico & Vita Coco are  heated at a high temperature killing off all of the nutrients and the delicious taste.  This brand- Harmless Harvest is completely raw, organic and literally the most delicious water ever.  I am craving it now just typing about it…and I had one earlier today!  Coconut water is super hydrating and gives you a little bit of natural sugar- which is GOOD, especially after a work out.

Coconut water has many other health benefits:

It contains 13% of your daily potassium in just one cup!

It contains 14% magnesium (the anti-stress, anti-anxiety mineral!)…I will chat about this one later 😉

It is full of antioxidants- especially this brand!  Sometimes you even get pink water which is naturally occurring due to it’s antioxidant properties

It’s super hydrating

 It contains a compound called cytokinins which slow down aging!

 

Need any more convincing?

 

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