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The 'tree of life'

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As long as there have been people in SE Asia there have been coconut trees, lovingly known as the ‘tree of life’, another one of nature’s truly amazing gifts. In certain regions it’s also has been called the “three generation tree” a deserved name considering a tree can produce coconuts for about 70 years. So the grandchildren are still reaping the benefits from that same tree their grandparents planted all the way back then. Refreshing and nutrient packed coconut water for drinking, coconut oil for cooking as well as skin & hair care, fronds for roofing and wood for building, it’s a one stop shop right there on the beach. The gift that keeps on giving. And what other tree...

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The magic nut

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It's has been used for everything, from a medicinal tonic in tropical lotions to sports recovery drinks, because of its high content of potassium and antioxidants. Coconut water has way less sugar than any other sports drinks and much less sugar than sodas and most fruit juices. It's a better option for kids and adults looking for a beverage. It is the most natural way to replenish the supply of electrolytes in our body and prevent dehydration. Think about the 10 teaspoons of added sugar in your average soda or fruit juice and remember Coconut water has no added sugar at all. Hawaiians refer to coconut water as “Noelani”, which means ‘Dews from the heavens’. The name is totally justified....

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Note from a blue planet

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Did anyone else see this video of Astronauts talking about the profound feeling of looking back at our planet from outer space?  The experience confirmed to them this concept of a great fragile interconnected system of which we're all a part, which without, nothing could survive.  It’s a remarkable video, the link is here. It made me think more deeply about how I can make more effort in my everyday life to “not add to the problem”. The problem being, upsetting this fragile system.  Given that it’s enormous and incredibly complex  it’s daunting to think about how one might make an impact at all but I think it’s important to not get caught by the scale. Like Lao Tzu said,...

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A tale of a harrowing hour

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If you've ever wondered about sugar in soft drinks...wonder no more. Here's the delightful tale of sugar & how your body reacts to 10 teaspoons of it, which is about the amount in an average can of soda. After you read this post, you might want to reach for a fizzy water (any water!) rather than a soda. According to a report by Nutrition Research Center, here is what happens after drinking soda: The first 10 minutes: within 10 minutes after drinking sodas, 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system (100% more than the recommended daily sugar intake) and phosphoric acid cuts the overwhelming sweetness and that’s the only reason that you won’t throw up. Within 20 minutes: Your body will...

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Scooter ride at warp factor 4

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You've never seen Vietnam like this :) Although if you're any kind of a thrill seeker we can safely say that scootering through Vietnam in search of the perfect coconut water is an adventure quite unlike any other. Road rules are not compulsory but keeping your eye on the road most definitely is.

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In search of the perfect coconut water

Posted by grier govorko on


  We spent 9 months traveling through SE Asia to learn as much as we could about this amazing "tree of life" and taste as much water as we possibly could before we set out to bottle Coaqua and sell our Coconut Water online. Through Southern Thailand, The Philippines and finally Vietnam. We chose Vietnam as the perfect source. Take a ride with us on the 1st video instalment of the Coconut odyssey.

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