"At Vita Coco, we’ll go to great lengths to prove a hater wrong."
Back when coconut water became a thing, marketers positioned it as a hydration powerhouse, claiming its natural sugar and electrolytes will hydrate better than water. While the nutrient composition of coconut water does resemble a lighter, more natural version of a sports drink, it may not deserve all of the hydration hype after all.
Mustique is lush with coconut trees and I quickly discovered that the coconut is an integral part of island life. I find it endlessly inspiring because nearly every part can be used to add complexity and a spectacular tropical flavor to any dish.
"Until I see some research to back up the claims being made about maple sap, I'd stick with enjoying free water," she tells
Mozambique was once one of the largest coconut producers in the world. Today, reports estimate that as much as half of the country's coconut trees have been destroyed, making it impossible to sustain the same level of production.
I'm coming to grips with the fact that I must budget for this relatively new obsession of mine, but I don't mind. Feeling energetic, not taking sick days, glowing from the inside out... it's all priceless.
The growth in just 10 years is astounding.
I've been drinking ... watermelon.
HuffPost Taste receives pretty bizarre foods each week, but it's nothing Mike "Iron Gut" Sacks won't try. Watch as he puts his taste buds to the test with Watermelon Water!