It had to take a visit by an American nutrition researcher, naturopathic physician and friend of the Philippines to crack our coconuts and see why we should be drinking coconut water instead of soft drinks.
Over a glass of buko juice, Dr. Bruce Fife proceeds to tell us why.
Since last year when entertainment personality Madonna not only endorsed it but has put her money in the business, coconut water is the newest trend to sweep the health and fitness industry. And just to see how cuckoo on coconut Hollywood celebrities from Demi Moore to Matthew McConaughey have become, Madonna got the popular young pop star Rihanna on board to endorse the Vita Coco brand last May.
They see something in it that we don’t seem to because we are swimming in it—a completely natural drink with no artificial additives or chemicals or flavorings, no cholesterol, low in sugar, low in fat, with an assortment of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other health-promoting phytonutrients.
Despite recent reports that our coconut trees are turning old and are dying and international soft drink giants have arrived aiming to revitalize the industry, pushcart vendors of buko will still have enough to provide the ordinary man in the street a natural and inexpensive nourishment.
Unfortunately, even the much healthier consumption of drinking water has been pushed away by the popularity and convenience of drinking carbonated and fruit-flavored drinks.
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