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    Old 07-17-2008, 12:06 PM   #1
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    Coconut water?

    Folks,

    Those of you looking to add hypertension fighting foods to your regimen might wish to consider coconut water, usually sold in health food stores, but sometimes grocery stores. Note WATER (or juice) NOT cream or nectar or anything with added sugar and junk.

    I picked up a very small can of this and was stunned to find it has over 600 mg of potassium in it, as well as magnesium. Perfect stuff to add to DASH diet, and it doesn't taste half bad either.

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    Old 07-17-2008, 04:10 PM   #2
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    Re: Coconut water?

    That sounds interesting. I've never noticed coconut water at the store. Thanks for the tip.

     
    Old 07-17-2008, 06:20 PM   #3
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    Re: Coconut water?

    What about eating cocunut instead? I love the taste. I use a tsp. of cocunut, 1 tsp of wheat germ, 1 tsp of raisens, & maybe a tsp of English walnuts for a treat. How many calories in the cocunut water? Fam

     
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    Re: Coconut water?

    I've also heard from people who use coconut regularly that the liquid (juice/water? - whatever you'd call it) is very healthy. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. One should be able to find the juice (sans sugar) in an ethnic section of any supermarket at a fraction of the price a health food store charges. At least I hope so!

    Eating the actual nut, as Fam suggests, would probably be a much better, yummy alternative. The only problem with that for a dieter could be the high calorie content of the coconut "meat".
    I am so curious now I can just see myself stopping at the market and a health food store to check things out after reading up on it.

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    Re: Coconut water?

    Flowergirl-- we keep running into each other! I hope you're not sick and tired of seeing my warning posts-- but I feel compelled to post my experience as a Public Service Announcement. Anyway, I was curious about why it is you need to increase potassium. With my type of kidney disease, I have to have a very restricted potassium diet-- no grapefruit, potatoes, bananas, tomatoes-- actually, lots of fruits and vegies are not ok for me (thank heavens that cabbage is forbidden-- now I never again have to listen to my mother trying to get me to eat it!)

     
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    Suzycat,

    I appreciate your help and warnings so much! I will respond on the kidney board.

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