Monday, August 24, 2009

Nature's Sports Drink

My husband and I honeymooned on Kauai. It was our first time in Hawaii and we were absolutely taken in by this paradise. Just about every day, we stopped at a little stand that sold fresh fruit, smoothies, and iced-cold coconuts. We'd chat with the owner of the stand about beautiful Kauai as he opened up two coconuts and put a straw in each of them. We would drink that sweet water and then scoop out the meat and eat it with a spoon. That week we fell in love with the Hawaiian islands...and with coconut water!

Back on the mainland, we started buying cases of young coconuts from Thailand at an Asian market. My husband managed to get a little opening system going, and though it was not as swift as our friend at the fruit stand, it got the job done. We enjoyed coconut water for years that way, and then we moved to Hawaii. Ironically, there is an abundant supply of coconuts hanging from treetops in our own neighborhood, but our association has them professionally cut down as a safety precaution. Thankfully we discovered O.N.E (One Natural Experience) at our local health food store. This coconut water is just as sweet and refreshing...and a little easier to open up and enjoy with a straw!

Here are the nutritional facts, straight from the side of the container. Unlike popular sports drinks, O.N.E is not loaded with artificial colors, flavors, or high-fructose corn syrup. What it is loaded with is electrolytes. It regulates the functioning of the intestine, helps hydrate the skin, and keeps the body cool. When you read the label, it is clear that nature makes the finest sports drink available. The others just don't measure up!

If you are here in Hawaii, you will find the best price for O.N.E. at Down To Earth. It's also available on Amazon.

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