Thursday, July 31, 2008

O.N.E. 100% Natural Coconut Water Wins Top Gear Award!

O.N.E. Amazon Acai, O.N.E. Cashew Fruit, and O.N.E. Coffee Berry also won the Seal of Excellence Awards!

Congratulations, One Natural Experience!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

One Natural Experience Coconut Water + Pregnancy

This seems to be quite a timely topic.
My good friend is having her baby today, and I just learned of 2 other friends that have just learned they are pregnant.

Here is some information (reposted) about the benefits of drinking O.N.E. Coconut Water while pregnant.

My doctor has advised me to drink coconut water during my pregnancy. How will it help?
Written for BabyCenter India

BabyCenter India Editorial team answers:

In our country, coconuts have always been associated with health and prosperity and are present in some form or the other on many auspicious occasions. Young coconuts which have green shells (as opposed to the brown mature coconuts) are the ones with the most water content; this water is called coconut water or coconut juice.

Tender coconut water (elaneer / nariyal pani) is one of the richest sources of electrolytes. It is high in chlorides, potassium, and magnesium and has a moderate amount of sugar, sodium and protein. Potassium helps regulate blood pressure and heart function. Coconut water is also a good source of dietary fibre, manganese, calcium, riboflavin and Vitamin C.

A natural isotonic beverage with similar levels of electrolytes as the human body, coconut water helps prevent dehydration and relieves exhaustion by replenishing the natural salts lost by the body; it is widely used in tropical countries as a means for oral rehydration needed during diarrhoeal attacks.

It is essentially fat free and has zero cholesterol and some studies have reported that it can have some effect on improving "good" cholesterol levels (HDL) in the body. In the heat of summer when you are looking for something other than water to quench your thirst, you can have this nutritious and refreshing beverage instead of sugar and calorie laden aerated drinks and fruit juices. It is naturally sterile and so perfect for drinking while travelling without the fear of contamination.

Coconut water is a natural diuretic and so increases the flow of urine; this helps prevent urinary tract infections (UTI) as well as reduces the incidence of kidney stones. Coconut water also helps relieve constipation, improves intestinal function and promotes digestive health -– it is often recommended to people suffering from acidity and ulcers.

Constipation, sluggish digestion and heartburn are common problems during pregnancy and can be helped to some extent by drinking coconut water.

Coconut water contains high levels of lauric acid which is what is used by the body to make monolaurin -– a disease fighting fatty acid derivative. Lauric acid has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties which protect the body against various infections and boosts the immune system.

With such wide ranging nutritional benefits it is no wonder that coconut water is recommended for pregnant women.


Monday, July 28, 2008

Thank YOU, Reality Cares!

It was another great event with Reality Cares this past Saturday in West Hollywood.
One Natural Experience would like to thank our beautiful bartenders, Sarah and Michelle, Todd from Reality Cares, and Avo from Gaudy PR.

We are already looking forward to the next one!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

We Had A Great Event in the Hamptons!

On Friday, July 18th, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation threw their annual bash, this year featuring a performance by Ne-Yo. And Plum will be there in full force, mingling on the lawn, taking advantage of the open bar, and, of course, snagging this amazing gift bag:

Altoids original and dark chocolate crème de menthe mints, Anthony Logistics for Men coconut shampoo, Nutrisoda Airforce guava and pink grapefruit "slender" soda, a Brocade Home pillow cover, a Clay Health Club & Spa one month membership, Cocobelle beaded shell bracelets, a Cupcoat reusable hot beverage sleeve, Curlisto Systems bath and body products, Demeter "Cocktail-to-Go" cologne spray sampler kit, Elizabeth & Homer petit note and thank you cards, Essie nail polish in "Shindig" pink, Exceptional eau de parfum sample, a Felix Rey folding umbrella, Ferras’ "Aliens & Rainbows" CD, Hamptons Magazine's current issue, Herban Essentials assorted moist towelettes, J&D Beauty Products mini detailer styling iron, a Jennifer Ouelette headband, a Jewels of Ocean discount coupon, John Wiley books, a Tinbot iPod case, a Liv-Organic berry sports drink, a Murval Paris signature canvas tote, Myndology notebook assortment, One Natural Experience coffee berry juice, a Publique Living "Popmap" paper placemat, a Rizza Salon 25% discount card, Shecky's New York City fashion map and event invitation, Surgeon's Skin Secret beeswax moisturizing stick, Star 98.7 Star Lounge CD 2007, Urban Outfitters Hello Kitty key caps, a Vera Bradley "pinwheel pink" towel, a Save the Music Foundation commemorative insulated coffee tumbler, Wink NYC $25 gift certificates, and Xbalm lip balm.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

More On ATO's

Simplifying Antioxidants
At O.N.E., we have some pretty basic beliefs. We believe that education is a prime responsibility that we embrace. We believe in responsible beverage industry leadership, environmental sustainability, and good corporate citizenship. We believe that nutritional information to help maintain good health should be clear, accurate, and easy to understand.

So in an effort to simplify antioxidants, we are introducing a new acronym - ATOs - as an easy to use abbreviation for antioxidants.

Taking a step back
We have all heard that antioxidants can protect us against free radical damage. But what does this really mean? In order to understand anti-oxidants, we must first understand oxidation and our bodies’ response to toxins.

Our bodies are made up of billions of cells. Cells are made up of smaller components called molecules and atoms. An atom’s center - or nucleus - is where our DNA is stored. The atom’s outermost shell is made up of pairs of electrons. When one electron is separated from the atom, it becomes unstable. Each unpaired electron begins the process of oxidation within the cell. We’ve all seen oxidation at work: just think of an apple that turns brown when the peel is broken.

During oxidation the atom is looking around frantically for healthy electrons to replace its lost one(s). If it can, it will “steal” an electron from another molecule to become whole again. This creates a new oxidized cell.

Free Radicals
Unstable atoms are called free radicals. Free radicals are produced in the natural course of oxygen utilization and energy production. Free radical production is increased by negative environmental influences, such as pollution Free radicals are highly reactive and short-lived. They are not particular about where they get their electrons - a healthy cell (reducing the body’s total number of healthy cells), or an already compromised cell (making it nearly impossible for that cell to recover). The danger lies in the reaction between free radicals and parts of your cell, such as the cell membrane and DNA.

What are Antioxidants? (ATOs)
Antioxidants (ATOs) are substances that can be produced by our body (like Lipoic Acids, CoQ10, and Glutethione), andoccur naturally in our foods. Some of the most commonly known ATOs are vitamins A, C, E, and selenium, as well as phytochemicals (plant compounds) such as flavonoids, polyphenols, anthocyanins, and lycopene. ATOs are thought to be effective in reducing the risk of certain cancers, heart disease, stroke, and premature skin degeneration.

Antioxidants (ATOs) to the rescue
The good news is that ATOs are believed to prevent or slow down the oxidative damage to your body. ATOs act as “scavengers” to prevent cell oxidation by neutralizing free radicals. They seek out and clean up free radicals before they have a chance to do harm. ATOs stop the chain reaction of oxidation by removing free radical intermediates and inhibit other oxidation reactions by being oxidized themselves.

Who Needs ATOs?
The simple answer is everyone. When you eat, breathe, walk, talk, or even just get out of bed in the morning, some of your body’s cells break down and become susceptible to free radical damage. If you add physical or environmental stress, such as exercise, work stress, air travel, or exposure to toxins, now you really need ATO support.

Monday, July 14, 2008

O.N.E. Amazon Acai, the amazing "superfruit"

Why is this fruit causing so much of a stir among nutrition experts? For starters, the Acai berry has twice the antioxidant content of blueberries and ten times that of red grapes. These antioxidants found in Acai are more long lasting in effect as well. The Acai contains a lot of fatty acids, including oleic acid, which can reduce cholesterol levels. The University of Florida has done studies on the fruit, finding that the Acai berry also has compounds called polyphenolics which can slow down the progress of leukemia. The Acai berry is at the top of the “super foods” list because it: has anti-inflammatory properties, lowers cholesterol, helps your body burn excess fat, regulates metabolism, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, protects against cancer and heart disease, promotes digestive health and gives you energy too!

O.N.E.™ Amazon Açaí is a delicious and healthy natural beverage made from fresh Açaí fruit grown naturally (wild crafted) in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Come Join Us At This Event!

One Natural Experience will be hosting a bar with Coconut Water, O.N.E. Acai, O.N.E. Cashew, and O.N.E. Coffee Berry.
We will be mixing our yummy drinks with vodka, so come on down!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

What a Lovely Bunch o' Coconuts

Q: Why have I never heard of this before?
A: For centuries, coconut water has been enjoyed in tropical areas around the world like Brazil, Thailand, the Philippines, etc. However, when you chop off the top of a young green coconut the water begins to oxidize immediately and is only good for approximately 3-5 days. As a result of Tetra Pak and its new technologies, coconut water can be packaged in the Tetra Pak packaging with a 10 month shelf life.

O.N.E.TM Coconut Water has an exclusive worldwide patent with Tetra Pak to package the coconut water with ZERO preservatives.

Today, packaged coconut water has greater sales than orange juice in Brazil. Now you can buy coconut water with an organic salad at McDonald’s in Brazil.

Q: Where are the coconuts from?
A: The coconut plantations are in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest. Specifically, they are in Ananindeua in the Brazilian state of Para. We help the sustainability of the Amazon Rainforest.

Q: Is O.N.E. Coconut Water raw?
A: O.N.E. is not a raw product as our coconut water undergoes a pasteurization process. The extracted coconut water undergoes several filterings before it is taken to the sterilizer, which submits the natural coconut water to a process known as High Temperature Short Time (HTST), this process is also known as Flash pasteurization. This thermal treatment eliminates any microorganisms, leaving the coconut water totally sterile, pure and delicious, just like at harvest time.

It is important to have the product pasteurized for the consumption of children. The pasteurization process does not affect the electrolyte and nutrient profile of the coconut water.

Q: Is O.N.E. Coconut Water organic?
A: O.N.E. is harvested in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest. We do not use pesticides, but do use fertilizers. Because of the VERY large size of the plantation (our coconuts come from the world’s largest plantation of coconuts specifically grown for coconut water), it would be cost prohibitive to produce organic coconut water as it would cost approximately $15.00 for one 11 OZ unit.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

What are Antioxidants?

Antioxidants are dietary substances including some nutrients such as beta carotene, Vitamins C & E, and selenium that can prevent damage to your body cells, or repair damage that has been done. Antioxidants work by significantly slowing or preventing the oxidative – or damage from oxygen – process caused by substances called free radicals that can lead to cell dysfunction and the onset of problems like heart disease and diabetes. Antioxidants may also improve immune function.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Check Us Out on Page Six!

New York Post

Celebrity Photos: July 4, 2008

Brazilian top models Cristiane Cavalcanti, Simone Hanke and Luciana Curtis attend the cocktail party to kick off Brazil Foundation upcoming Gala on September 10, 2008 and celebration the Foundation's new partner ONE Coconut water.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Exciting News From Our Trip!

O.N.E.™ Coconut Water launches limited edition carton package designed by Romero Britto to provide safe drinking water to 1,200 Brazilians.

Miami, Fla. - June 17, 2008 – Today, O.N.E.™, internationally-renowned pop artist Romero Britto and the BrazilFoundation announced the launch of a limited edition beverage designed to raise awareness and funds for clean water in Brazil. O.N.E.™ Coconut Water, which comes in Tetra Pak cartons mainly made from renewable resources, will be the canvas for the radiant and energetic designs typical of Romero Britto's work throughout the summer, with a portion of sales supporting Brazilian water projects. Together with the BrazilFoundation, the partners expect to be able to support projects to bring clean drinking water to more than 1,200 people in the semi-arid states of Pernambuco and Paraiba in Northeast Brazil.

“As an artist, I am privileged and honored to be able to lend my talent in support of this project,” said Romero Britto. “As a Brazilian from Pernambuco and a member of the human family, I’m very passionate about the challenges posed by the lack of clean, sustainable water supplies around the world. I applaud companies like O.N.E.™ and the BrazilFoundation for taking action on behalf of those in dire need.”

O.N.E.™ is donating a percentage of the Romero Britto limited edition Coconut Water sales to benefit the BrazilFoundation project, Solutions for Life in the Semi-Arid, among others. The resources raised will help to build wood-lined cisterns next to homes to collect rare rainwater and provide clean drinking water to rural communities in the drought ridden region of Northeastern Brazil. Hundreds of families have already been given practical technologies to capture and store rainwater. As a result of O.N.E.’s contributions, the project will add 200 cisterns in five communities, contributing to better health and freeing time for mothers and children now responsible for walking miles for their daily water needs.

“As a company founded on the ideal of using natural ingredients to promote healthy living, O.N.E.™ is committed to lending its resources to the fight for the most basic of all natural ingredients so scarce for millions today – clean drinking water,” said Rodrigo Veloso, President of O.N.E. World Enterprises. “We're excited to be joining forces with Romero Britto and the BrazilFoundation to support the need for safe drinking water in Brazil.”

Naturally purified as it is filtered through the dense fibers of coconuts for nine months, O.N.E.™ Coconut Water is a nutritious, pure and refreshing beverage. One hundred percent natural, with five essential electrolytes and more potassium than a banana, it has no added sugars, no fat, no cholesterol, and no preservatives. Packaged in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly manner, O.N.E.™ Coconut Water is available in 11 oz. and 1 Liter Tetra Pak cartons.

The Romero Britto designed O.N.E. carton is available now nationwide while supplies last. It can be purchased at Whole Foods Markets and Kroger Stores, as well as online at for a retail price of about $1.99 (11oz.) and $5.79 (1L). For more information on the limited edition O.N.E.™ Coconut Water visit

About Romero Britto
A modern day pop culture phenomenon, Romero Britto, has created contemporary masterpieces with his vibrant colors, bold patterns and a continuous message of hope. Britto’s paintings and sculptures are currently exhibited in more than 100 galleries worldwide. Britto’s creative touch and infectious energy have been sought after by such brands like Evian, Pepsi, Audi, Nicole Miller, Technomarine, Microsoft and the NFL. Never forgetting his humble beginnings, Britto has donated his tremendous talent, time and endless enthusiasm to over 1,000 charitable organizations worldwide. In 2007, The Romero Britto Foundation was established to provide support to individuals and organizations who work to create, encourage, promote and preserve education and humanitarian based initiatives benefiting children around the world.

For more information on Romero Britto please visit

About O.N.E.™ World Enterprises
O.N.E.™ World Enterprises was established in 2005 in order to fulfill the growing demand for nutritional products in the U.S. market by providing a line of packaged, better-for-you beverages that serve as a healthier and natural alternative to sports drinks, energy drinks, sodas, enhanced waters and bottled waters. To learn more about O.N.E.™ go to

About The BrazilFoundation
BrazilFoundation is a grant making organization that promotes knowledge and encourages philanthropic activity in the US, channeling talents and resources to programs that promote equity and justice through efforts of local social entrepreneurs. Since its founding in 2000 the Foundation has generated over $8 million directed to over 200 social projects in the areas of education, health, participatory development, human rights, and culture.

BrazilFoundation is a public charity incorporated in New York State. It is nonprofit under section 501 (c) (3) of the U.S. tax code. All contributions to BrazilFoundation are deductible to the extent permitted by law. BrazilFoundation EIN # is 13-4131482.

About Tetra Pak
Tetra Pak is the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people around the world. With over 20,000 employees and operations in more than 150 countries, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business. Our motto, “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD, "™ reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere. More information about Tetra Pak is available at