Listen up Hot Yogis, Athletes, College Beauties, Moms, Dads, Fitness Fanatics, and Coconut Water Fans – If you haven’t switched over to Harmless Harvest Coconut Water yet and are still drinking the “other” brands…I’ve got some compelling information about why you should, plus there is an awesome fashionable give away at the end of this post.
I realize that some of you may have never tried coconut water before, so all of this may be a bit intense… Hopefully this post will spark your curiosity in an amazing powerful drink that can be actually be good for you and your family if you choose carefully.
Earlier this year I had the pleasure to meet the founders of Harmless Harvest Coconut Water, Justin Guilbert and Doug Riboud. Besides just being really cool guys they are doing something absolutely remarkable. I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to meet the founders of a food company before. I became smitten with their coconut water late last year, after my friend Rian who is a raw food chef and yoga teacher introduced it to me.
I had no idea that a company could actually bottle coconut water in the raw form. If I had closed my eyes, I could have sworn I was drinking straight from a coconut. I knew this at the time, because I had just returned from a month in Asia, where I drank a coconut almost everyday. Ever since finding Harmless Harvest and learning more about how coconut water is produced, I’ve never bought another brand of coconut water. Harmless Harvest coconut water is the only coconut water I recommend on my Food Babe’s Pantry Staples List.
Seeing other coconut water companies take advantage of the healthy benefits of coconut water for profit has become a serious issue. The issue can be seen in the latest attempts to “flavor” coconut water with “natural flavor” to cover up the source of their coconuts and/or including carcinogenic substances like the ingredient “carrageenan” (e.g. Zico’s latest chocolate flavor). Many coconut waters out there are made from concentrate, which means the coconut water is heated down to syrup and then reconstituted with water. Do you see something wrong with this picture? No wonder there is a huge discrepancy between different coconut water brands and why Harmless Harvest tastes better than the rest.