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I get very dehydrated and while I used to drink tons of water I have been very busy, am 62 & trying to keep my house, working so I forget to drink water even though I write it down and do vigorous activity cardio 5 hours a week. i feel like I am thirsty all the time so I tried coconut water. I did not want to take the sports drink zero anymore with so much sodium since we have history of high BP in my family some with terrible consequences worse than death at an advanced age. So I tried coconut water. a lot of it. I went to get my physical last week and my cholesterol was at an all time high could it be the coconut water I have gained weight to 6 lbs. My doctor wants to put me on atorvastatin but my friend develop neuropathy and all sorts of problems. I think I will look at all labels for cholesterol and dump the coconut water and high protein type diets and concentrate on salads and see if that works. my doc is at Kaiser. He said to try for 2 months but reading what people say about it and kidney failure etc I am not thinking it's a good alternative. I have been eating too much protein for sure.
How can they make a negative post about
The calorie content? That's insane.
For anyone who hates the taste try raw coconut bottle water. It's pink and doesn't have that yucky after taste.
That is the worst article I have ever read. I am not a proponent of coconut water just a very casual drinker. (Once a week maybe at the most). But the author saying that it's not a sports because it doesn't have enough carbohydrates and protein is absurd! How much protein does Gatorade and Powerade have? Are they not sport drinks? Yes coconut water doesn't have nearly as much sugar (carbohydrates) as they do. So then add a little more sugar. And even more absurd was her warning of the sodium in coconut water. Sodium and sugar are the two main components in sport drinks because they also the cell to open up and absorb more water molecules. Simply amazing. There is less then half the sodium in coconut water then in Gatorade and other sports drinks. This is a crazy crazy article. This arthor should have to repeat nutitional class!
Hello, I have tried this water for about a week and a gave
It's got too much salt for me, my feet starting burning and my hands swollen up
I will leave it alone
My body started feeling pains in certain area, so I started drinking a lot of
Water to get it out of my system
Not for new
The article below is more well written and technically informative.
Your article is apparently talking about the processed and sweetened coconut water which is like referring to grape juice cocktail as if it is the same as grape juice.
And those of you referring to the taste of coconut water as sour or pungent, you may have gotten something that was spoiled.
I have Celiac and don't absorb regular water after drinking coconut water my bowels work better and it is the only time I feel hydrated
I tried coconut water for the potassium. I am a little put off by the sodium content and the effects on my health. I mostly mix it into my fruit smoothies and this helps with the taste.
A friend encouraged me to add coconut water to my
clear liquid diet ( at the moment )being cautious , your comments are useful.
added potassium is good and I do not have, an otherwise high salt input , or a problem with high
So it seems that as a smallish daily supplement at a Time when I am on a prolonged deprivation of normal diet , is fine!
what is the potassium and phosphorus in a serving.
I want to know if I can allow my renal home dialysis patients some when labs are ok. thanks. Marilyn RD
I love coconut water, I'll mostly drink it right after an alcoholic beverage like wine so it can help me cleans the liver . Plus I love the tase and how refreshing it makes me feel
The tail end of the above article says "coconut water contains sodium. Just how much depends on the brand". I am a coconut grower from Sri lanka. All my coconuts are organically grown. Free from fertilizer, pesticides etc. I do not have a "Brand". Straight from the tree and pure, its a heavenly drink. You can drink as much as you like if you come this way and it's free!!
I just love the taste! However, since I have only 1 kidney, I may need to cut down to avoid high potassium and/or magnesium levels.
For me, Coconut water is simply a tasty alternative to soft drinks. With less than half the sugar of Coca Cola it satisfies the craving.
I notice a lot of articles point out the calories and sugar as concern but never compare it to full sugar soda (44grams sugar per 12oz and 240 calories). Having a 12 oz. coconut water, I suspect, benefits me better than soda.
TASTES AWFUL! Seriously, I could not get
t past my first sip without severely gagging - 100% coconut water tastes sour, like very spoiled milk! I threw the entire container in the trash. I really wanted to like coconut water after I heard a radio program in which the host touted a very large number of facts and stated that "everyone should be drinking coconut water every day." I suppose I could hold my nose and force it down Just today, I was with a group of women who were all telling me how they love drinking Vita Coco Pure Coconut Water w/pineapple juice, so I gave it a tiny sip. I didn't gag, but I still could not get past the terribly sour taste. Maybe if you hide it deep within a smoothie, you can literally block out the terrible sourness with something overwhelmingly tasty, otherwise -- and I cannot stress this enough -- YUCK!!
I drank my first coconut water today. Meh. It was drinkable, but I prefer my usual water as more hydrating and refreshing.
i love the coconut water, also the freezer bars of coconut water. I am a coconut lover taking potassium
pills from my doctor,so this is a good thing for me
I have kidney stones. I had lithotripsy done once then two years later the stone form again. My doctor recommended another lithotripsy procedure but then a friend told me about coconut water. It does help dissolve the stones. I am not experiencing anymore back pain from kidney stones. I can actually sleep throughout the night. I drink O.N.E liter a day. I have tried all the brands and the best one is the O.N.E. brand. - It almost tates like water but better. It is a little bit pricey brand but its better than paying $12000 on lithotripsy.
I also bought it for my 84 years old hypertension mother. It helps lowering her blood pressure. She is no longer on blood pressure pills.
If you can drink the one from a tree then it is good but for those in cold climate and do not have access to the trees, please do not buy the fresh young coconut from the Asian stores. You are putting more chemicals into your body. The one from the Asian store are dipped into some sort of bleach chemical to help the out side skin look white. If the shells of coconut is very young the bleach will seep through the shells and contaminate the coconut water and it tastes funny. The meat of coconut appears purplish where the hard shell one, the meat stays white and the juice tastes sweet and juicy but still have some chemical in it.
If you want to do some experiment, go buy some and cut open several of coconuts. Compare. You will see the difference.
I've learned this when my kids asked to eat the meat. Thanks- Chandra
I'm looking into coconut water but I have a hard time getting past the taste I'm a big water drinker so I thought maybe this will be good when I want some flavor to my water it doesn't happen very often but sometimes you just need taste lol
I am a 40year old man, who works outside in the Florida heat. Sports drinks are to sugary for my diet. That is why I tried the vita coco water. I also eat several bananas a day. I enjoy the water I feel replenished after drinking them. I usually drink one mid morning and one afternoon. Great product in my opinion, it's not over sugary and tastes more natural.
I have my first bit of coconut water in front of me right now. It has some pineapple in it but it can't be much, because I can't taste pineapple at all. I ordered it from our food coop because I heard it was healthy, and didn't research it at all beforehand. Bad idea, I should have tried it first!! It surely isn't my favorite... tastes salty! I'm going to choke it down because I paid money for it, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it will take a looong time to finish off what I ordered. I think I'll offer it to friends on facebook for a few cents per serving...
Equal amounts of coconut water and sparkling mineral water, with a splash of fresh lemon juice.... WONDERFUL!
Learned to enjoy coconut water for its benefifs; however noticed that it increased my hot flashes. Do u know what may naturally be in it that could cause hormone imbalance?
This is Narayan from salem, tamil nadu .
i consume coconut water almost two / three cocos every moring at 6.20am in my ner by location . recently I got news from corner that it has high sugar content.
Pls give me some clarity . As I consuming this as my First drink of my day everyday.
Willyou comment on Coconut Milk that is now in all the stores. Is this a healthy alternative?
I bought that vita coconut water. I can I drink a liter per day?
How much coconut water is recommended to drink per day?
Very ordinary bland tasting drink. I live in a very warm climate & did not feel refreshed at all after drinking it. I'll stick to good old water.
But where is your chemical analysis?
I have been drinking VitaCoCo Coconut water for about three months now. I add to my morning green smoothie instead of water. There is no difference in the taste. I have high blood pressure from stress and so anything with lower sodium and high potassium is good for me. I drink these every day to quench thirst and get my vitamins and minerals. I have gotten use to the taste and any other benefits, like electrolytes, are a bonus. It beats coffee and soda!
Thanks for sharing these nutrition facts guys. The only other fact I heard about coconut was the coconut milk actually contains 23% of fat while young coconut water is essentially fatless.
Young coconut water has been my very popular drink since childhood in Malaysia before moving to Arizona about one year ago. You can find freshly imported young coconuts from some local oriental supermarkets in Chandler.
In fact, these freshly imported coconuts from Thailand taste better than what I used to have in Malaysia but please make sure you keep them inside the fridge overnight or chill them inside the coller
A small challenge is perhaps you will have to figure out a way to cut a small hole before you can insert your straw…quite easy actually.
I’ve also tried the canned version but didn’t like it at all.
Freshly plugged young coconut water is also a very popular remedy for some simple dog sickness back home, ranging from fever, food poisoning and many other symptoms so try this before you bring them to the Vet the next time around
It’s also a favorite sport drink among the “Muay Thai” boxers in Thailand
I only drink after I finish a bikram hot yoga....which I started doing at 47.. and I love.....
I helps calm my blood sugar, which can get low, but hydrates me the way nothing else has.. No dyes, only natural sugar, and potassium helps after a vigorous workout. I do not drink it as a casual beverage, unless I've had the stomach flu..
Don't start an article with a question - not answer the question - and then end with a question - waste of time to read!
I hate Coconut water! It doesn't tate good!
I love it. I find I am drinking more water along with the coconut water. Something I didn't do before.
Coconut water is amazing. It's benefits outweigh it's negative ones. Which is by far very small in comparison to the alternative beverages out there. Naturally found water from plants are the most pure, in my opinion. The best tasting I've had yet other than coconut water, would be water from bamboo. I love coconut water. I can feel it in my face it is so hydrating. I do not drink sodas, and I love water. This year it has been flavoring my own water. I make a green sun tea in my water bottle. I use a glass bottle because it is re-usable. Plastic makes water taste like it's chemical. *oh wait. Plastic is* I also sometimes just use fresh peppermint leaves. Now I've got coconut water again. Take nothing for granted. It's nutritious...
I love coconut water! I barely drink regular water because i dont have a filter and i hate the weird taste. (I drink bottled water, when i go out.)That makes me a target to dehydrate easy. Then i started drinking coconut water, its like i had new energy,BIG DIFFERENCE.
Wow, didn't feel like that article gave coconut article enough credit. :) Personally, I love coconut water! Although, I drink plain water throughout the day, coconut water is my go to after a workout or when I need some extra hydration (eg super hot day). Yes, it has electrolytes, like sodium, but that can be a good thing. It is much healthier choice to sports drinks like Gatorade. Coconut water and Gatorade have sugars/carbs, but coconut water are natural sugars, rather than refined. Big difference. So, I suppose it depends how/when you drink it. If you drink any sugary drink all day, yes that's extra calories. But, when choosing a drink for hydration/electrolytes, coconut water is a great, healthy choice!
A couple of days ago, at the health food store where I shop, a young man selecting coconuts to buy told me that the water from the coconut was very nutritious, that it was loaded with electrolytes, and that just the juice from two to three coconuts would give a great deal of energy and sustain him for a whole day. That night, I drank the juice from two coconuts and felt nothing special. I even felt slightly worse. On the following, yesterday, I did not feel any better or worse. Very early this morning, I drank the juice from a “young coconut” from the health food store. I did not like the taste of the water and actually felt worse after drinking it. Also, what I find unusually, I, some thirteen or more hours later, can still detect the smell of the water, which apparently must be emanating from the pores of my skin and/or my gut. I won’t be drinking anymore coconut water because it seems not to agree with me.
I like coconut water when I have an upset gut ... Very soothing after diarrhrea or vomiting.
I love coconut water!!! It was my saving grace when I was in Goa, India getting another certification for yoga. My "coconut water" guy chucked them for me from the tree in his front yard and would freeze it for me in my large water bottle. It was average 93 degrees each day and I drank regular water too which we had to pay for to get large amounts that were CLEAN. I still drink it daily here in the states and practice a heated style of yoga and it's been one of the best things to keep me hydrated. I'm not worried about any weight gain. I stay active enough, and I don't drink alcohol, coffee, or soda, rarely a juice unless I juice it myself.
I received a Kidney Transplant last year and one thing I was told to make sure I drink plenty of fluids. I try to drink water, but cannot seem to keep up with the amount I should drink. Then I found Coconut water and loved the taste. I feel hydrated and I eat everything low sodium and adding this to my diet has helped me a lot. I found a brand ZICO at Costco and I travel with it where ever I go. I have absolutely no desire to drink Soda or Juices. I love my Coconut water!!
The idea that a 65cal drink would cause 5 pounds of weight. The human body can easily handle the calories without gaining weight. And if you are drinking more coconut water you are probably drinking less soda or fruit juice.
coconut milk, which is an emulsion of coconut water and fresh grated coconut. uh no..... who doesn't know that coconut milk is what you get from mature coconuts... the water is from the young green ones
I live in the tropics and drink about 48oz of fresh from the coconut, it's water. It is not store bought. We have a grove of coconut palms. I start every morning with a large glass and feel rehydrated, rejuvenized and not to mention love the taste. But I do worry if the calorie intake is too much. I have been known to drink the entire pitcher in a day, especially if we have been out on the water. The only effects I have found have been positive. It helps with regularity, I suffer with indigestion and it helps with that too. When we are traveling and I do not have my daily dose, I feel the difference. That is my 2cents worth of the wonderful coconut water.
I drink several liters of water a day anyway, but coconut water is just soooo... tasty! I like that it's not from concentrate, unlike so many other juices. Can't say I drink it daily, but treat myself to it often.
Is coconut water goood or healthy for type 2 diabetes people?
I have been drinking coconut water for about 2 years and i drink it when i want to and when i remind myself. I play competitive sports like ice hockey and soccer and i find that its similar to taking a vitamin but in a drink form. Coconut water is SUPER hydrating and refreshening after you get past the shocking taste that comes with the naturalness of it. I am 100% pro coconut water but dont let it replace water because it does have things like carbs.
I LOVE coconut water. It has to be flavored (chocolate and mango are the best) so that adds more sugar than is necessary so I try not to drink it too often. I think that it helps to hydrate you more than other beverages. I agree with Tim below that if you drank a little too much the night before, coconut water is a dream in the morning :)
I used to suffered from severe legs cramps at night. Sometimes when exercising I would get a terrible leg cramp. After I was recomended to drink coconut water my cramps are gone. I drink only a quater of a cup after exercising.
Question: Most of what I've seen published about the value of coconut water relates to fresh water obtained first-hand from a fresh coconut - no intermediaries. Since exposure to oxygen rapidly depletes coconut water of its valuable components, is the bottled stuff any good at all, or is it just another attempt of the food industry to capitalize on the latest health fad? The bottled stuff is inordinately expensive, and to bottle it, you have to expose it to oxygen (and to light, which also has a tendency to destroy certain vitamins, etc; and presumably to heat as well). Is there anything of value left when all that is done?
BTW, this question comes from a resident of Chicago, where it's pretty hard to come by fresh coconuts with any regularity. ^_^
I love coconut water as it always hydrates me when I am parched. It works wonders if you have a hangover fyi!
It is a very refreshing break during hot yoga, as others have mentioned. I dilute it with 1 part tap water to 1 part coconut water, mixed in a thermos, to cut the sweetness and reduce the calorie load.
I think coconut is one of the best... its water is as beneficient as .......
I'm surprised no one has mentioned that the calories and carbs in coconut is not stored in the body as fat but goes straight to energy, this according to researchers on the "Dr. Oz" show.
Drink from the naturally packed green coconut and feel the difference. Packaging damages most nutritions in most foods. Drinking the packaged coconut water does not give the actual effect. No need to balance the minerals, no fear of high salt level, no restriction for any disease, sufficient energy content to refresh you, no need to sterilize before use. Don't waste on packaging as the green coconut comes without any expiry date. Promote it to reduce your carbon footprint.
I live in India. The coconut is pretty commonly used in variety of foods here and the "coconut water" is called as "tender coconut water" over here. It is very popular especially during the summer season here and you can drink it almost at any roadside place where they're selling it freshly from the coconut itself. The water is highly sterile and during the WW2 wars long back, British troops who were injured and were short on saline / glucose, were directly injected with coconut water :)
I am surprised thara you didn't talk about the diuretic properties of coconut water. This is one of the main reasons doctor's recommend it here in DR; mainly fresh
I like coconut water, but I haven't yet tried the packaged variety. I'm diabetic, and I take a tablespoon of coconut oil a day for my blood sugar. It has come down 10-15% so far. Very happy.
As a raw nutritionist, research has shown that coconut water is most like our blood plasma. In one year of consumption of coconut water, my platelets have increased from 140,000 to 218,000. This is pretty remarkable to me. I believe that it would be important for cancer patients who have low platelet counts to have this infomation. It might help them!
Living in the Caribbean, we have been drinking coconut water for our entire lives. But we drink the real thing, straight from the nut itself, not a package. It is great as a casual beverage, wonderful chaser, and a much better option than all those carbonated drinks out there. I won't stop drinking it.
I do notice a difference, esp. at night with fewer leg cramps which would wake me up. Low Potassium levels are known to cause leg cramps, along with low magnesium and calcium. It does have more potassium than 3 bananas. You need to get use to the taste, so I am selective on the brand.
I live in Costa Rica where coconut water is a popular beverage. I sustained a mild concussion in an accident and had some frontal memory problems. Coconut water was recommended and I had an almost instant result. The Costa Ricans also use it as a diuretic.
I drink only fresh coconut waTer. What ever else it does iT sure keeps you regular!!!!!!
as Jane has mentioned, coconut oil is getting a lot of credit for help with memory problems. a florida doctor has researched and is giving to her husband with improved test results. my wife is now taking and uses in cooking, especially omelets. would like your opinion on this subject. tks.
People in Grenada swear by coconut water for high blood pressure and I knew many who were healthy because of regular use of it.
Please do an evaluation of coconut oil. The claims for it are all over the internet. I first heard the claim that it was an especially healthy, "medium chain(?)", oil on a vegetarian cooking show on PBS. In fact, I wish you would discuss the long chain-short chain, omega 3-omega 6, issues about oils. I am confused!
At our beach house here in Brazil, I've always had access to lots of coconut water. One of its main qualities that I love is that it is totally pure - right off the tree. I don't get any conservatives in it. It is v. refreshing and I make ice cubes with it to put in a drink or mix a Green Devil (Hemingway's favorite drink). In some parts of the Amazon - when emergency struck - it was used as an IV. It satiates thirst and is great for my normal activities at the beach!!
Am from the West Indies and drank coconut water from I was a baby. We also ate the white meat (especially younger (jelly coconut and call that meat "jelly'). We don't go around drinking copious amounts of juices but rather a glass (content of 1 coconut)for kids and adults might have 2. and not on a dialy basis. Mostly, if one visits the "country" parts (rural) where it is mostly planted. Oil is made from the hardened flesh (copra) of the matured coconut. Days gone by a broom used to be made from parts of the plant and used to sweep yards. The juice of grated coconut is used in soups, rice & peas and a popular Jamaican dish called Run-Down. Quite a mullti-functional plant. I drink coconut water occasionally. Maybe 6-8 ozs 2 x per week or less. Everything in moderation.
Coconut water seems exactly right for hot yoga classes, especially after the first hour of a three-hour session. It is lower in calories and carbohydrates than the electrolyte replacement drinks I rely on when running long distances. Not too crazy about the flavor, but feel better and perform better when I drink it to keep going in Bikram yoga classes.
Live in Pacific Islands. The group I exercise with drink coconut water fresh off the tree most mornings after exercise. It help keep me regular and to avoid post exercise hypoglycemia I am prone to. The best as cited by others are young (3 year) coconuts with the soft "jelly" inside which we also eat. Yummie!!!
Wow. Timely article. I was at the store earlier today and considered buying coconut water.I've never tried it, but have heard the buzz. It was "on sale" for $4 for 1/3 gallon. I read the nutition label and decided that I didn't need the calories, and I get enough potassium already. I couldn't find a reason to buy this fairly expensive beverage, other than taste. Since I don't need an extra 65 calories a day, I passed on it.
What about the buzz on Coconut oil? I have tried the tablespoon a day with a meal and actually tried it in my morning coffee/tea (make is slide right down). Is there any value to this regimen or should I stop spending the money for coconut oil?
I grew up in Java, and as a child I used to drink fresh coconut water (only the young coconut!not the older one that one can buy at a grocery store in the U.S.)and at that time I was told that it was good for me. Perhaps, because of the potassium content; coconut water is very common, and all the hypes seem to be just a ploy to sell it!
I was first introduced to coconut water when I saw it available for purchase at my Bikram yoga studio about five years ago. I had only consumed water but was experiencing headaches after class. Since I started drinking a small coconut water before each class, headaches no longer happen. I've tried three brands (not all purchased at the studio) and only one I personally found unpalatable. The other two are quite tasty and refreshing. I don't care for the flavored versions, just plain 'ol coconut water for me.
I hear all this about using coconut oil to treat Alzheimer's, but has it really been proven to reverse the symptoms or does it just help slow the progression?
i LIKE COCONUT MILK BETTER. IT GIVES ME ENERGY AND THE HEAVY FEELING I HAD IN MY STOMACH IS GONE. IT KEEPS ONE REGULAR ALSO. TRY IT.
Is it not also a diuretic?
I'am from the tropics, and that's what I've heard all my life...
In Malaysia the use of coconut water (the young and green )has been used to slow down 'Chickenpox' or 'Smallpox' for many many years until today.
In the city we buy many young green coconuts and the patient will bath/shower the whole body with the coconut water - to cool down
the body, until the patient feel comfortable.
In addition to that - some patient continue with medication from doctor,while some patient just drink the coconut water and continue bath with it until the chickenpox gone.
How about coconut oil as a cure for dementia? It seems to be all the rage now
Iam trying it on my runs longer than 60 minutes. Potassium, magnesium and sodium along with the extra calories should help with muscle cramping for us marathoners. So far so good for me.
It is an incredible recovery drink for endurance athletes. It hydrates so well, and with a couple spoonfuls whey protein, gives you back your vital protein as well. I'm a triathlete and have been on the coconut water thing for the past 5 years. Awesome drink.
Coconut water we buy prepackaged in USA is not nearly as tasty as fresh coconut juice that's been freshly cracked right before your eyes in the Caribbean. The fresh Caribbean juice is not nearly as salty to the taste as USA prepackaged item.
I am surprised and disappointed that coconut oil has not received any attention by Mayo Clinic for its relieving symptoms of Alzheimers.
Get the best and purest quality of coconut oil, coconut water, coconut 'meat' shredded, from Tropical Traditions. I get it when they have their very frequent sales and sometimes free shipping on top of that. I order online as I do not know if they have their products in stores. I am not selling I am simply giving testimony to a great resource to find high quality coconut products. Google and find may reviews on it.
By the way - coconut oil is well known for it's many health benefits. From using as a hair conditioner and shine to, natural antibacterial properties and healer, to healthy cooking oil, to wonderful skin conditioner, and as I stated above reverses symptoms of Alzheimer's.
I like the taste of coconut water but have to be carefull about drinking them too often, I get headaches. Not sure if you can get too much potassium or if it's the salt. I buy the ones with less salt like the Naked brand. I do like the C2O ones also! To hydrate I'm finding celery is working well for me!
Here in Mumbai, India, coconut water is abundantly available on the streets and is savoured as a refreshing summertime drink by most people. Vendors pile coconuts by the dozens on roadside carts and armed with a sharp knife and with the expertise honed over years, scalp off the head of a coconut within seconds, puncture a tiny cavity on the top, stick a straw into the coconut and offer the coconut in your hand with the water fresh and bubbling inside (alright bubbling may not be the right word to use - but you get the picture!) The coconut sits in your hand and the water is sipped right off it.
These carts laden with coconuts are usually found outside public parks and personally I feel refreshed to drink up a coconut or two after a jog or a brisk walk and look forward to it's thirst-quenching qualities. Scooping up the white 'malai' inside is sometimes an indulgence which the cart guy is more than happy to remove with the aide of his knife. But yes the world and indeed the US should have woken up to this all-natural therapeutic drink long ago!
Coconut water acts like a medicine for people, who wish to control their blood pressure and obesity. As coconut has less calories than orange juice, it forms an important component of a healthy diet. It contains lorric acid, which is present in mother's milk. It also boasts of a potassium content much higher than many energy drinks. Care should be taken that the water is had fresh, as it tends to lose its nutrients after it combines with the environment.
Definitely only get the 100% coconut water without added sugar. I use it most when feeling nauseas and have trouble keeping fluid down.
I am from the Islands and we LOVE drinking coconut water and eating the "jelly" inside. This is also good for your kidney. We Island people have so much fewer disease as they do here in America because we are used to feeding on the natural vegetation of the Islands. When you buy the coconut water be sure to get the ones that say 100% coconut water, this way you don't get extra sugar. I love to drink this after exercising, even though you say it does not contain the necessary carbs and protein. That, I think, is only needed for athletes who work out much more than we weekly exercisers do.
I love the stuff. I find it to be a filling low calorie treat. You have to find a good brand, however. They're all quite different. Some have added sugar. Some are soapy tasting. I like C2O, but it's all a matter of personal taste.
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