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Seven Benefits of Coconut Water | World Of Mysteries

Seven Benefits of Coconut Water | World Of Mysteries

The Benefits of Coconut Water

Ever Heard of This Sports Drink From Nature?
Guest Post by Clif Harski…
December 21st, 2009

Back in October, I asked Ben in an email what he thought about coconut water, and where it could fit into your training and nutritional regime. He was polite enough to ask if I wanted to write a guest blog about coconut water and my own experiences with it. So, here is my blog on coconut water, and I’ll start by answering Ben’s usual first question in his interviews:

“So Clif, tell me about yourself and your background.”

My name is Clif Harski, I have a BS in kinesiology, and am an ACE fitness certified personal trainer. I played college basketball, and have been an exercise fanatic since a kid. I’m also a manager at Trader Joe’s here in San Diego (Trader Joe’s is a grocery store with a focus on natural foods). My job at Trader Joe’s and me being a “supplement junkie” has seen me try uncountable numbers of training concoctions and aides.

I actually discovered coconut water on a Saturday morning while my body was reeling from an excessive celebration for a friend’s birthday and I was looking to rehydrate my body. Being a grocery store manager and an avid connoisseur of new and interesting beverages I picked up a cardboard box of cold coconut water, and checked out its nutritional information only to find the following:

After reading that nutritional panel I bought two coconut waters, slugged them down and felt better in minutes. This started my coconut water addiction.

I won’t go into why it’s good to consume some carbohydrates and electrolytes before, during, and after exercise because that has been covered extensively in the podcasts by Ben. However, I will point out that coconut water is superior to conventional sports drinks for the following reasons:

•The sugars are natural. From nature. Not processed and weird. I’m not giving an explanation here for why this is better for you.
•It has 15 times more potassium, and between 1/3 and ½ of the sodium. In general, our (today’s human) has a very negatively skewed potassium and sodium balance in their body, generally sodium being much higher that it should be, and potassium being much lower. Coconut water has more potassium than a banana, and will help to restore the balance in your body. It also has been shown to reduce hypertension. (
•It contains other good stuff!! Calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium.
A very impressive bit of trivia regarding coconut water: during world war 2 and up to today in certain parts of the world, coconut water can be used as an IV for patients when a proper IV is not available. Try hooking up Gatorade to your arm!

A few last things:

1. Be sure to buy pure young coconut water that has no added sugars. That would really defeat the purpose!

2. You can “dress it up” preworkout with a powder such as Delta-E, or intraworkout with some amino acids.

3. It’s a great smoothie base

I notice a distinct improvement in endurance during my training sessions and basketball games when consuming coconut water, and it’s also amazing as a hangover remedy, and would highly encourage you to try it out.


Clif Harski

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Benefits of Coconut Water for Athletes

Benefits of Coconut Water for Athletes
September 08, 2009 by Sabah Karimi

There are dozens of health benefits of coconut water, but this tasty beverage might also be a good replacement for the average sports drink. Athletes can enjoy several benefits of coconut water before, during and after their training session because this sweet beverage contains electrolytes and several important minerals. Here are some of the key benefits of coconut water for athletes:

1. Low in calories. Athletes that need to watch what they eat and count calories don't have to worry about consuming extra sugar in this natural sports drink. Coconut water has fewer calories per serving than orange or apple juice, and reports that it is more nutritious than whole milk.

2. Coconut water contains potassium. Many athletes eat bananas or take potassium supplements to prevent cramping during training, but they can get a healthy dose of potassium just by sipping on coconut water. It's a tasty alternative to bananas or banana smoothies, especially for the athlete who doesn't feel like eating before a game.

3. Coconut water replenishes lost salt after sweating. Instead of reaching for the Gatorade and other sports drinks that contain a lot of sugar, athletes can chug a few glasses of coconut water to restore salt levels after sweating. Coconut water is often given to people who have been vomiting and are severely dehydrated. It's an isotonic beverage that can restore salt levels and keep electrolytes in check.

4. Strengthens the immune system. Athletes need to be in great physical shape through training season, and it's important to ward off diseases and viruses by eating a balanced diet. Coconut water naturally contains anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties and may help to strengthen the immune system.

5. Can be mixed into shakes and drinks. Athletes that consume protein shakes and smoothies regularly can replace the water requirement with coconut water for an enriching, nutrient-rich beverage. Coconut water is a clear liquid extract that blends easily with most protein powder or soy protein mixes, and it can be combined with juice and other flavorful beverages with ease.

6. Readily absorbed by the body. Just like sports gels and sports drink, coconut water is readily absorbed the body so the calories are converted into energy immediately. Athletes that are undergoing intensive training or working up a sweat on the field can drink coconut water at regular intervals to stay hydrated and enjoy an instant energy boost.

Coconut water offers a lot of health benefits and can be a valuable addition to any athletes training regimen. If you work out regularly or are an athlete, consider some of these simple ways to add coconut water to the diet so you can enjoy an energy boost and keep electrolytes in balance.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Coconut Water as a Hangover Cure?

Hello friends,

Apologies for not posting more. We are going to start having blog postings much more regularly, including some surprises and videos!

We'd like to share this blog with you today, written by Lizzi Loraine, who recommends O.N.E. Coconut Water.

Reprinted from:

Coconut water is the liquid found inside young green coconuts and differs from coconut milk. As the coconut matures, this liquid gets absorbed into the nut’s flesh. Coconut water is a popular drink in tropical regions, such as Tropical Asia and Trinidad and Tobago. It is found and sold in Central America on strategic highway stops and beaches. In this region coconut water is called “agua de pipa.”

The various minerals and healthy bacterial present in coconut water enable our body to recover from rigorous exercise, making this drink far superior to other sports drinks. Fresh cocunut water also helps in digestion, optimizes muscle performance, boosts our immune system and blood circulation, besides helping maintain body temperature.

Coconut water: good remedy for dehydration

Dehydration is quite common after you have partied all night or drank too much. Since alcohol is a diuretic, i.e. something that makes you urinate, you need to hydrate your body through the consumption of a lot of fluids. Coconut water is one of the most effective ways of rehydrating the body. Consumption of a large quantity of alcohol in a dehydrated state results in a hangover. The main symptoms of a hangover are headache, nausea and vomiting. And the best remedy is to consume liquids with electrolytes.

Too much alcohol also has a negative impact on several of your body parts. Your kidneys, liver, stomach and small intestines fall prey to the adverse impact of alcohol and result in problems such as electrolyte imbalances, gastrointestinal disturbances, disruption of sleep, among other things. The need to quickly restore the body to optimal hydration is therefore irrefutable.

Coconut water, although a little known cure for hangovers, has several other beneficial properties:

* it is a natural isotonic beverage because of the significant amount of electrolytes it contains

* improves our digestive system

* encourages bowel movement

* helps in prevention of bacterial, viral and fungal infections

* keeps the body cool while maintaining adequate temperature

* aids in healthy functioning of the thyroid

* has a cleansing effect on the whole endocrine system

* clears your complexion

* is even safe for infants

Lizzi Loraine is a writer and writes for health magazines. She suggests O.N.E.™ Coconut Water for hangover cure. It has no additives and has ability to hydrate you body.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Coconut Water Takes On The World

Coconut water takes on the world
By Samantha Pearson

Published: November 4 2009

From cosmetics to rope and car seat covers, the diverse uses of coconut and its husk have made the fruit an indispensable commodity in the tropics.

But it was only this year, when Madonna was rumoured to be knocking back coconut water on tour, that the world suddenly woke up to the fruit’s investment potential.

Marketed as a healthy sports drink, coconut water has found an enthusiastic customer base in the US – and plenty of celebrities willing to endorse it.

Technological advances have also made it possible to transport the water large distances without having to add preservatives.

Pepsi made the first move in August when it bought Amacoco, Brazil’s largest maker of packaged coconut water drinks. Coca-Cola then bought a minority stake in Zico, the Californian coconut water producer, in September, followed three weeks later by Pepsi Bottling Group’s investment in One Natural Experience, a company set up by a Brazilian entrepreneur in the US.

Beverage Marketing, a New York-based research and consulting firm, expects coconut water sales to almost double to $35m this year, while revenue from other drinks such as bottled water continues to fall.

Bumping along the dirt track to his coconut farm near Rio de Janeiro, dodging turkeys and roaming dogs, Fábio Lewin says he has received supply enquiries mainly from Portugal, Germany and the US.

But his company, Coco Legal, is struggling to meet demand given that it employs only 14 people.

“Maybe our website is the problem; it makes us look bigger than we are,” he says, laughing.

Brazil’s coconut water producers have been used to living in the shadow of Amacoco, which dominates the sector, but they have now become potential targets of multinational drinks companies.

Fábio was in his early 20s in 2002 when he founded Coco Legal. ‘When I told my dad I was dropping out [of university], he almost had a heart attack,’ says Fábio. But his father soon quit his engineer job with the government and joined the company. Production has almost doubled every year since and is expected to exceed 20m litres a month by the end of 2009.

One’s chief executive, Rodrigo Veloso, says he is convinced coconut water will become a multi-billion dollar global industry in the next 10 years and some analysts think it could match sales of niche drinks such as cranberry juice, which Ocean Spray estimates at about $2.3bn.

“It hits a couple of sweet spots in terms of US consumer trends,” explains John Sicher, editor of Beverage Digest in the US. “It’s natural, relatively low in calories and provides hydration.”

Others are more sceptical and dismiss international interest in coconut water as a celebrity-inspired fad. Harry Balzer, vice-president of the NPD research group, says: “We love trying new things. But I’ve been down this path before. Lots of ‘healthy’ things have come on the market only to disappear again.”

Dr Lilian Cheung, from the Harvard School of Public Health, also questions the medical benefits.

The claims that coconut water could lower cancer risks and boost the immune system are “quantum leaps from solid scientific evidence”, she says, as there has been no research.

Back in Brazil, where One says sales of coconut water have now exceeded those of orange juice, Fábio is still confident he will have to hire more people from the nearby village, even if Madonna does find something else to keep up her energy levels on the dance floor.
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

How green is your box? » Honolulu Weekly

How green is your box? » Honolulu Weekly

Check out the great mention of O.N.E. Coconut Water in Honolulu Weekly!

Monday, August 31, 2009

More on the Benefits of O.N.E. Coconut Water

Reprinted from :

Take a look at what you can find in coconut water and what benefits coconut water can have for you.

fat free - what’s not to love?

Coconuts have long been used for natural health and hydration
Coconut water is 99% fat free, has a low percentage of sugar and is low in carbohydrates. It also can help to keep your body cool. This is important if you are someone who spends a lot of time working outdoors in hot or humid climates such as those found in tropic, sub tropic, desert and even plains areas where summer temperatures can reach close too or top 100° F.

Revitalize and rehydrate

It can also re-hydrate your body as well as carry nutrients and oxygen to your body’s cells. If you exercise consider replacing your after work out drink with coconut water, see if you notice a difference in how fast your body feels refreshed, and replenished. There are other health benefits as well it raises or increases your metabolic rate which helps you to lose weight naturally without having to go on restricting diets or take dangerous pills to help lose weight.

It can help to increase the functionality of your immune system and help to detoxify the body. It can also assist your immune system by helping to fight viruses.
Need a natural cleanse?

Looking for a natural way to cleanse your digestive tract to promote overall body health, try coconut water and see its cleansing and digestive effects. You can also help to control diabetes with coconut water, fight the flu, herpes and some studies show that it can even have a positive effect in the fight against AIDS. You can treat kidney stones, boost poor circulation and even help to remove urethral stones.

Minerals, vitamins and lauric acid

The benefits of coconut water go further it contains more potassium, less sodium, less sugar and more chloride then both energy and sports drinks making it better for you and more effective. It contains the same Lauric acid that is found is mother’s milk making it great even for small babies and children. It contains identical properties to human blood plasma and contains the same isotonic levels as human blood. Many cultures believe it is a life giving and sustaining fluid and with benefits like this and centuries of proof who can blame them.

Get a new lease on life

If you are looking for something that is going to give you a new lease on life when it comes to your health, looking for something that can help your body function better and help you to feel and look younger than consider adding coconut water to your daily routine. It contains everything necessary for life everything from being able to replenish the body’s depleted stores of nutrients to keeping your body cool on hot days. There is little that this water cannot do.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Coconut Water - "Nature's Gatorade"

Coconuts May Be Nature’s Gatorade Dietician: ‘With the Coconut Water, We Actually Have a Mix of Electrolytes’

August 16, 2009 ·

The word coconut probably brings to mind images of tropical beaches and palm trees. But for hundreds of years the coconut has been a dietary staple for cultures all over the globe.

The coconut has been much maligned in the past for its fat content, but as new information has come out regarding the health benefits of coconuts, products from this functional food have started invading shelves across America.

The coconut is a member of the palm tree family. It’s not a fruit, though it can be found in the produce section — and, despite its name, a coconut is not a tree nut.

Because of that, coconut products are safe for those with tree nut allergies.

The coconut also provides different products at different stages of its gestation.

Young baby coconuts look like green water balloons and are filled with water. Coconut water, unlike coconut milk, contains no fat and more potassium than a banana.

The health benefits of coconut water have been attracting the most attention.

“With the coconut water, we actually have a mix of electrolytes,” says Ashley Koff, a registered dietician. “I like to call coconut water ‘nature’s Gatorade.’”

The electrolytes, with help from the potassium, help the body absorb water better.

“It actually goes straight into our blood stream,” Koff says, “so it’s extremely hydrating.”

Mature coconuts are the kind most consumers are familiar with. They have a hard, hairy shell. They contain milk and oil — and all the fat and protein that have turned people off for years.

“For a long time, when we were hearing about saturated fat, coconut oil was off limits,” says Koff. “But interestingly, the type of fat in here is medium chain fatty acids. And that is a type of fatty acid that goes right through our digestive system, so it’s actually beneficial for us there.”

Because coconut oil has such a higher burn point, higher than olive oil, it is great for cooking.

Though coconuts can be a healthier option, Koff warns, “We do have to be conscious of things like sugar and fat content.”

Coconut water, though it does have sugar, has significantly less sugar than most fruit juices. An 11 oz. container of coconut water contains 15 grams of sugar, but Koff says that’s about as much as in 4 oz. of apple juice.

A registered dietician says coconut water can be thought of as nature’s Gatorade because of “a mix of electrolytes.” Coconuts also have high sugar and fat content, which has scared off some consumers.
(Foodcollection/Getty Images)

Coconut products are all over the shelves at the grocery store these days. You can buy raw coconut, coconut water, oil, even yogurt and ice cream.

// Coconut milk can be a good alternative for people with dairy allergies.
When buying a raw coconut, check how soft the shell is and give it a good shake. You should hear liquid inside.

Friday, July 31, 2009

O.N.E. Coconut Water, written by Michelle Jacobs, NYC Runner

Cause every little thing gonna be alright.
2009 July 31
Product reviewsby michjoy61

I was never a coconut person. I have vague memories of being in a swimming pool in the Bahamas and some guy selling coconuts. I bought one from him, because I think that was his source of income and I felt bad. I drank down the silky smooth coconut water inside and thought to myself that it was quite refreshing on a hot summer day. It certainly never occurred to me to carry around a few coconuts on my morning runs.

Years passed and the usual sports drinks hit the market. Gatorade being one of the most popular. So, I hopped on the sport drink bandwagon and hydrated post run with mostly the lemon/lime gatorade. I thought that since they chug it at all the major races including marathons, it must be alright. Don’t get me wrong. It is alright if not a bit sweet but how else can you get your electrolytes replaced after a run? What the heck are electrolytes anyway?

Electrolyte is a “medical/scientific” term for salts, specifically ions.

Electrolytes are important because they are what your cells (especially nerve, heart, muscle) use to maintain voltages across their cell membranes and to carry electrical impulses (nerve impulses, muscle contractions) across themselves and to other cells. Your kidneys work to keep the electrolyte concentrations in your blood constant despite changes in your body. For example, when you exercise heavily, you lose electrolytes in your sweat, particularly sodium and potassium. These electrolytes must be replaced to keep the electrolyte concentrations of your body fluids constant. So, many sports drinks have sodium chloride or potassium chloride added to them. They also have sugar and flavorings to provide your body with extra energy and to make the drink taste better.

Enough of the science lesson. I have been extremely lucky to have a great contact over at O.N.E. Lucy, who has been kind enough to send me a 20 years supply of O.N.E. Coconut Water and their newest product O.N.E. Natural Spring Water. Ok, I am kidding about the 20 year supply but lets just say I am set for a while. I cannot say enough about the O.N.E. Coconut water. It is 100% a natural sports drink. From the container:

Key Health Benefits:

O.N.E. Coconut water is Nature’s original sports and energy drink. Is excellent for replacing lost electrolytes due to exercise and/or illness. Can help promote smoother, more hydrated skin. Is extremely rich in potassium. Potassium helps regulate blood pressure and heart function. Has 15 times the amount of potassium as most sports drinks and more potassium than one banana.

Now, I don’t know about you guys but doesn’t this sound perfect for your post run hydration? If you do not like really sweet drinks than this is the way to go. Ice cold it tastes terrific. Refreshing and delicious. I use it in smoothies as well.

The O.N.E. Natural Spring water is also an awesome product. Here is what I twittered about it:

O.N.E. coconut water is awesome for post run hydration. And the spring water tastes so pure and clean. A must have for all!

Our sustainably sourced water

O.N.E. Water is pure natural spring water that is sourced from Eastern Canada and packaged in environmentally-friendly, individual Carton Tetra Paks. The water is drawn from the plateau on the Blue Mountains and is sustained by rain and snowfall. Additionally, the trees planted on the plateau every spring help minimize evaporation, maintain cold temperatures and keep the aquifer clean. There are also no pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers used, resulting in 100% natural spring water.

And check this out:

THE POWER OF GOOD – PACKAGINGMainly made with paper from responsibly managed forests, Tetra Pak carton packaging conceals hidden powers. First, as a newly planted tree, it begins a lifelong work of absorbing harmful CO2 from the air and providing a home to countless species. Then, when harvested, its durable fibres make the carton light – and the carbon footprint small. Once empty, the carton can be recycled, and the power reborn.THE POWER OF GOOD – PACKAGING

Mainly made with paper from responsibly managed forests, Tetra Pak carton packaging conceals hidden powers. First, as a newly planted tree, it begins a lifelong work of absorbing harmful CO2 from the air and providing a home to countless species. Then, when harvested, its durable fibres make the carton light – and the carbon footprint small. Once empty, the carton can be recycled, and the power reborn.
Carton vs. Plastic

Tetra Pak invented the technology to keep your drinking water fresher, safer, and cooler. Only Tetra Pak cartons use six micro-thin layers to protect your drinking water. Simply put, purity is kept in, impurities out. The multi-layers of protection also give Tetra Pak cartons superior insulating properties, ensuring your water stays fresher, longer. And with Tetra Pak, there’s absolutely no danger of leeching or ingesting BPA.

Tetra Pak cartons are made mostly of paper, a renewable resource. They’re recyclable, too, so you will be seeing them again, reincarnated as your paper towels, tissues, and napkins. They are also lightweight and compact, making transportation efficient, not to mention better for our planet.
Nobody asked me to write this blog post. When I find something that is worth talking about especially as it relates to running – I simply cannot keep my mouth shut.

Sipping on O.N.E. Coconut water brings me back to that sunny day in the Bahamas when I awkwardly sucked out the water from a coconut. I think I even knew back then that in the year 2009 – the month of July – the last day of the month, I would be blogging about it and enjoying it and hoping that with what I write that everybody will try some for themselves.

“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”

Be true to who you are!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

What Are the Health Benefit of Acai Berries/Juice?

Acai Berries and Acai Berry Juice -- What Are the Health Benefits?

Have you heard about the acai berry? Do you want to know more about the health benefits of acai berries and berry juice?
Acai berries are highly touted by marketers who say it’s one of the elite superfoods with anti-aging and weight loss properties. But do scientific studies support these claims of acai benefits?

What is the acai berry?
The acai berry is an inch-long reddish, purple fruit. It comes from the acai palm tree (Euterpe oleracea), which is native to Central and South America. It is a relative of the blueberry, cranberry, and other dark purple fruits.

Research on the acai berry has focused on its possible antioxidant activity. Theoretically, that activity may help prevent diseases caused by oxidative stress such as heart disease and cancer.

Is the acai berry healthy?
Acai contains several substances called anthocyanins and flavonoids.

The word anthocyanin comes from two Greek words meaning “plant” and “blue.” Anthocyanins are responsible for the red, purple, and blue hues in many fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Foods that are richest in anthocyanins -- such as blueberries, red grapes, red wine, and acai -- are very strongly colored, ranging from deep purple to black.

Anthocyanins and flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that help defend the body against life's stressors. They also play a role in the body's cell protection system. Free radicals are harmful byproducts produced by the body. Eating a diet rich in antioxidants may interfere with aging and the disease process by neutralizing free radicals.

By lessening the destructive power of free radicals, antioxidants may help reduce the risk of some diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.

Are there known health benefits of acai berries?
Some studies show that acai fruit pulp has a very high antioxidant capacity with even more antioxidant content than cranberry, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, or blueberry. Studies are ongoing.

Can acai berries boost weight loss?
Scientists are learning more about the functional power of superfoods, such as the acai berry. Although acai is touted in some weight loss products, few studies have tested the benefit of acai in promoting weight loss.

For now, plenty of research supports eating a diet rich in antioxidants. There’s no doubt that berries and other fruits are a key part of any healthy diet promoting weight loss. The jury’s still out on whether there is something special about acai’s ability to shed excess pounds.

Do acai berries and acai juice have any side effects?
If you have pollen allergies or have a known hypersensitivity to acai or similar berries, you may want to avoid this fruit. When eaten in moderate amounts, though, acai is likely safe.

reprinted from: WebMD Medical Reference

Monday, July 13, 2009

O.N.E. Cashew Fruit Testimonial

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My parents are from Honduras. Throughout my life I visited Honduras. In our back yard we use to have a cashew tree. I love the fruit! I would always plead with my parents to send me on a visit to Honduras when the cashew fruit was in season. Well I am an adult now with responsibilites and can only go to Honduras when vacation time permits. Usually that is not the time when the cashew fruit is in season. Today my sister went to a function for cancer survivors (She is a breast cancer survivor).; samples of the jucie were being distributed. She asked me, "Lisa do you want juice." I told her "yes". She handed me this package that said "cashew fruit." I screamed in excitement. Quickly I opened the container. With every sip of that juice, each and every memory of my time spent in the backyard in Honduras around the cashew fruit tree came to life. This juice is delicious! It taste just like the fruit directly from the tree. I searched to see where I can find the juice both in New York and Atlanta. I will be purchasing a container soon! Your casherw fruit juice brought a beautiful, vivid, memory of me in my backyard in Honduras to life! Thank you.

- Lisa Velasquez
New York, NY

Monday, June 29, 2009


(not for the faint at heart)
by Mindy Goldis
June 21, 2009

As I finish this cleanse on the first day of summer, I contemplate what has really propelled me to be able to sustain myself for 3 weeks on only coconut water (from O.N.E.) and stevia water. I realized that whenever I am coming up to my next quarterly cleanse, I write down in my Day Planner when I plan to begin. By doing that, I create a mindset that knows it will happen and when. It doesn't hurt that I'm self-motivated and have tremendous will power. For those who don't, the best thing to do is start slowly and build up to where it becomes easy for you. I started with only a 1 day a week fast 5 years ago and I still do that year round. Sometimes, I am amazed at my energy level and find that I am doing things, you wouldn't expect me to be able to, like moving my stove and fridge so I can clean behind them (and they sure needed it!).

An important point I would like to make, is that coconut water does have natural sugar and as such, it is a good idea to rinse your mouth out with water so as not to allow the sugars to build up in your teeth and gums. You can also have some stevia water (since it isn't sugar and it happens to be anti-bacterial). The coconut water is highly beneficial to keeping your mineral intake up while you are cleansing/fasting, but you do not want to incur any problems with your gums or teeth.

I find that when I come closer to the end of my cleanse and even on the last day, I am not ready to start eating food again. When I do eat, my body has to readjust itself and the shift needs to be slow and easy.
I will post a follow up blog, in a week to share with you my journey back to eating/processing/digesting food.

Some other things I'd like to share with you about fasting. It does not cure disease, rather it allows the body to become 100% efficient at healing itself. Since the body is not overburdened by food, the internal organs have a chance to rest and rehabilitate. The enhancement of the vital internal power, allows the body to flush out toxic poisons and waste that have been stored in the body for years. Fasting has been done since the dawn of time, if you peruse the Bible or any other holy books, prophets have fasted for spiritual enlightenment and a closer connection with the Divine.

I'd like to reiterate and also add some other benefits to fasting/cleansing. You will find that it hones and sharpens your mental faculties. It improves the organs involved in mastication, digestion, assimilation and elimination of food. The liver, which is typically the most abused organ, has a chance to rehabilitate, gain vitality and function more efficiently after you finish your fast. All of the senses become more keen and raised to a higher level both during and after the fast. Your circulation will improve and endurance stamina and strength are increased. The mind becomes more alert and receptive to living a sensible healthy lifestyle and it can be so powerful that it can take control over your body (mind over matter). In doing so, it becomes the master (if you keep with a program that achieves the ultimate health) and you can maintain this for the rest of your life.

Fasting instills personal confidence.
Fasting gives a person a positive mental attitude.
Fasting promotes tranquility of mind and a “glow” of well-being that nothing else can offer.
Fasting renovates, revives and purifies every one of the trillions of cells that make up the body (and every 7 years all your cells are completely re-newed, so imagine what you can achieve, especially in the realm of anti-aging).

Again, I want to thank the O.N.E. company, for their support in giving me the platform to share my experiences with you. I am very happy to have met the O.N.E. family personally and share a passion for their wonderful products (they are wonderful people. too!). I hope you will take the time to try their coconut water, as well as, their other products.

With Love and Gratitude,

Chef Mindy aka Ageless Raw Beautytm

**Please note that this experience is one person's testimony. These statements have not been checked by the FDA, nor do they represent One Natural Experience.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Week 2, on our Reader's "Cleansing Journey with ONE Coconut Water"

(not for the faint at heart)
by Mindy Goldis

June 14, 2009

I have now completed the second week of my cleanse. Where did the time go and yet, I feel so comfortable in this mode that food doesn't really matter to me anymore. I feel that I can live on coconut water and stevia water. This is what can happen when you are on a long term fast or cleanse. There are those that may not have the will-power and strength I do to overcome the need to consume food on an every day basis. Don't get me wrong, it isn't that I don't like food, but at this point I feel like I enjoy non-eating more than eating. The thoughts of food are still in my head, as I have even had dreams about food. By the way, I went to Whole Foods Market the other day to purchase 2 large seeded watermelons that I will consume for the initial few days after I complete this cleanse. Honestly, I look forward to that day, which is the 22nd of April.

Now, I would like to discuss with you more about some of the things that I have experienced this week, as my body is continuing in its detoxification mode. Without a doubt, the consumption of coconut water and stevia water, has helped me tremendously to be able to keep going on a day to day basis. I, for one, tend to take it easy when it comes to exercising while doing my cleanse. I do walk every day, but not at the pace I usually do when I am eating (although, if I needed to run across the street to make the light, I could do so without feeling tired or winded). I tend to give my body a complete rest and don't feel troubled by the fact that I am doing this. When the time comes, I will return to my regular, more intense workout regime.

I mentioned in the last post, that people experience various symptoms as the body is purging what it doesn't need. You have to remember the phrase, “garbage in, garbage out.” If you put something in your body, mind, etc. then it has to find its way out, eventually and it isn't always a pretty site (so to speak). This isn't my way to discourage you from ever trying what I have been doing for many years (again, I would say to start doing a 1 day fast for a while and increase in increments that feel comfortable to you), but it is a reality check and makes you think a bit more about the choices you make of what you eat in your daily life. If I don't want to go through all that “suffering,” later on, I will choose wisely when I do eat. I still believe that the body needs to detox/cleanse from the harmful things around us (even if we eat the best foods on the planet and live in the ideal climate, etc) that may not even be physical at all.

Now, getting back to those symptoms, the ones I have experienced this week (and you may, as well) were excessive ear wax, unpleasant underarm odor, achy/sore joints, feeling sluggish/lethargic/low energy/tired, little/no elimination (not to worry, as the body knows what it needs to due and as it continues to heal other areas, this function will return – and I do not feel like I am bloated or constipated in any way), low body heat/feel cold and need more sleep. I don't look at any of these as negatives and instead I stick with the program and accept them without attaching any feelings and then it makes it easier to continue. All I know, is that these will go away soon, as my body/mind continue to do their necessary “housecleaning” and then will be eliminated forever. That is a wonderful thing!

On the flip side, I see quite a few positive things that have occurred for me during these 2 weeks. I find that my mind is sharper and my thoughts are clearer, as I am not needing to put energy into digesting and assimilating food. I also have the time for more internal contemplation and thereby have be able to come up with some wonderful new ideas for projects I will be working on in the near future. I have saved time by not needed to go shopping, bring home the food and then prepare it. Given our economic times (which I don't let get to me in any way, shape or form) I have saved quite a bit of money, too. One of the biggest “pluses” for me, is giving my body the time it needs to heal. When you are constantly processing and using energy to digest food, the body doesn't have as much time to truly get well. I like the fact that I get to sleep more and even take naps or rest if and when I need to. Another wonderful health bonus is that there is no food to process and you are restricting calories, thereby increasing your longevity. This is true, because you are not “using up” energy to process food or doing intense exercise that also requires energy. What this does, is make your body more efficient and your heart rate slows and your blood pressure goes down, as well. I also love the fact that I have time to “purge” my stuff, both inside my body and also the things in my home that I don't need. I always feel lighter knowing that I can get rid of items I have been holding onto that don't serve any purpose for me anymore. A few other physical benefits are loss of toxic weight, clearer skin and a more youthful appearance.

All in all, I would have to say, that I am very satisfied with my results so far in the 2 weeks I have been cleansing. Thank you to O.N.E. Coconut Water for their great product that has sustained me thus far and for allowing me to share with you my experiences.

The final installment of the journey will be next week and I would also like to follow-up/share with my transition back into eating with watermelon and other foods.

Until next week.....

With Love and Gratitude,

Chef Mindy aka Ageless Raw Beautytm

We welcome any reader suggestions/comments on your own fasts/cleanses!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

O.N.E. Reader's Cleansing Journey with O.N.E. Coconut Water

(not for the faint at heart)
by Mindy Goldis

June 7, 2009

I began my 21 cleanse 7 days ago and this time I am doing it on coconut water and filtered water, too. I am using O.N.E. coconut
water, exclusively. I probably need to back track, so you know my history. I have been doing fasts/cleanses since 2004 and have experimented with many different ones, from apple cider vinegar and distilled water, to the master cleanser, to the modified master cleanser that I have created and also my own cleanse with filtered water for the first week, water with stevia added on the 2nd week and finally the 3rd week, I would add coconut water. I have done from 10 – 28 days, but i don't recommend anyone do this so quickly. One day a week on a water fast or coconut water, is good to give you digestive system a break, so your body can truly heal.

I learned more about doing a coconut water cleanse from a book that was given to me by Rodrigo, the owner of O.N.E. It is a great read and I highly recommend it to any and all who want to know more about the amazing benefits of coconut water. It is called, “Coconut Water for health and healing,” by Dr. Bruce Fife. The information on a coconut water detox is in chapter 8, starting on page 155, with the actual information for how to do the fast, starting on the bottom of page 164.

Now, I would like to share with you my experiences for the 1st week of my cleanse and subsequently, I will fill you in at the end of the 2nd and 3rd weeks. For most people, when then start a long term fast/cleanse, the first few days are the hardest to get over the hunger pangs and some of the detox effects, such as headache, nausea, etc. I did not have that this time, at all. Actually, the first day, I did a dry fast with nothing at all (again, don't try this on your own, if you have never done any fasting before) and then on the second day, I starting to drink coconut water and filtered water with stevia (which as a naturally sweet leaf that doesn't affect your blood sugar levels, but adds vitamins and minerals to the water). I have had about 5 and 1/2 cups of coconut water a day and also, as much water as I have needed, which I would say is about an additional 6-7 cups. For the most part I have felt fine, as I am getting minerals from the coconut water and the stevia (the best source for this is organic green powder available from or whole leaf concentrate liquid from

There have been occasions during the last 7 days where I felt a bit sluggish and low in energy (that is because my body is cleansing), so I have taken the time to rest and/or had some more coconut and/or stevia water to drink. The most important thing when you are on a cleanse, is to listen to your body. Since I have had many years of experience with cleansing and fasting, I know what to do and I can also be available to others who are interested in pursuing this, as a means to help their body to heal itself. You can send me an email: and I will be happy to consult with you and also can be available to spend the time with you, if you need the personal attention to be able to “stick with” a program.

I look forward to posting again in 1 week, to give you more insight into my 21 day cleansing journey. I continue to persevere in my life long goals of finding the ultimate way of pristine health and ultimately happiness. I am proud to have discovered such a great company in O.N.E. and I hope you will take the time to try their coconut water and other products.

With Luv and Gratitude

Chef Mindy aka Ageless Raw Beauty

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Jason Mraz, on O.N.E. Coconut Water


For the past six months or so, we have been excited enough to provide One Natural Experience beverages on tour with Jason Mraz. We have followed him all the way from Southern California to Tokyo to Germany and now back to CA, before another European Tour, and a US Tour.

Jason surprised us the other day with this great testimonial and some great shots of him and Bushwalla on the road.



If you’ve ever tried to open a coconut by yourself on the beach, you’ll understand it’s no easy task. But the sweet reward inside is worth every nail breaking hour of effort. ONE Coconut Water is the real thing. A sweet and uplifting all-natural gift that is Coconut water, without the need for a machete.

---Jason Mraz

Friday, May 29, 2009

O.N.E. Athlete Testimonial!

Last week, we received an email from an amazing athlete in HI.
Here is the original email and a great testimonial for our athletes and fans!

Aloha from sunny Honolulu!

I’m an aspiring vegan athlete looking for sponsorship opportunities strictly from companies that I support / believe in. As a vegan and a predominantly raw-vegan athlete, I’m constantly searching health food stores and sports shops for products and nutrition that are in accordance with my lifestyle. Indeed, it’s a rare thing to come across a fellow vegan cyclist or elite runner.

Living in Honolulu, I am constantly bombarded with questions such as ‘Where do you get your protein from?’ (most common) and ‘How on earth do you live the way you do?’ (second most common). In addition to these questions, people see my race results and are frequently asking me questions such as ‘How long have you been racing?’. It would probably shock you to know that I began my racing ‘career’ this January and entered in my first race at the Great Aloha Run. Since then, I’ve entered other races and posted very respectable times which I already know will only get better. My last race was the ING Bay to Breakers where I ran a 45:21 for the 7.62 mile course and finished 77th overall, 34th among the elite male runners. This being my third race, I’m confident that next year, my record will only get better and my times will get lower (as of today, I can run at a faster pace).

As a vegan athlete and mostly raw, I believe that is my competitive advantage over all other runners and athletes that run on processed foods and grains. The truth is, my recovery time is shortened because I place no digestive burden on my body, thus allowing my body to repair itself sooner. Furthermore, I also train with a coach who has taken me on as a private client with the goal of being among the elite runners in North America. His name is Brian Clarke and he trained under legendary coach Bill Bowerman (founder of Nike) and ran with Prefontaine during his Oregon years. He and I have extremely high expectations and aspirations for my potential.

I took the plunge into great health a few months back and haven't looked back since. Along the way, I learned about how coconut water saved our GI's lives back in WWII and was amazed. I mean, there is no way Gatorade can say 'Drink this, it'll save your life!'. In fact, compared to gatorade, ONE coconut water gives it a thorough butt-whooping in all areas of nutrition. The athlete needs magnesium, potassium, some sodium (lost sweat) and electrolytes. ONE coconut water has all of these things and more for which I'm extremely happy. I take this product after each workout in my recovery pudding.

Recovery pudding:
8 oz. ONE coconut water
2 bananas
1 cup blueberries
Ice cubes

That's what I use and it works great for me. Like my Amex card, I never workout without my ONE coconut water, never. =)

Alex Tellez

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

O.N.E. Sponsors ShakesBEER!

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ShakesBEER Kegger Fundraiser
Saturday May 23, 2009 from 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Home of Adam and Lynette Carolla

Malibu, California 90265 Get Directions
This Memorial Day Weekend, join Adam and Lynette Carolla as they host beer lovers, musicians and comedians at SF/LA's inaugural ShakesBEER Kegger fundraising event.

The Kegger is co-chaired by Adam Carolla and Jay Leno to raise awareness and funds in support of Shakespeare Festival/LA's programs.

Scheduled to perform: Adam Carolla, Jay Leno, Patton Oswald, Jeffrey Ross and Bob Saget.

This is an outdoor event. Beverages and food included in ticket price.

$150 - $300.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

O.N.E. Coconut Water + O.N.E. Amazon Acai = Preggatini!

Photo Courtesy of:
Natalie Bovis-Nelsen

Author: "Preggatinis™: Mixology for the Mom-To-Be," as seen on's "Best Cocktail Books of 2008"

Seen at Washington, D.C. book signing

Monday, May 4, 2009

O.N.E. Coconut Water - The Perfect Summer Beverage

Reprinted from "Central Chronicle"

Coconut water best summer drink

Bhopal Today Team

Bhopal, May 2:

We all think about refreshing drinks during the hot scorching heat of summers. Coconut water is one of the most natural, healthy and refreshing drinks, which is not only beneficial during summers, but across all seasons. Given below are some healthy benefits of coconut water which make it one of nature's healthiest drinks.
According to dietician Alka Dubey, we all run after energy drinks to boost up our stamina and energy levels. However, coconut water is a far healthy and safe drink. It contains more potassium than most of the energy and sports drinks. Also, it is healthier due to less sodium content in it. Also, coconut water has natural sugar and not altered one as witnessed in various energy drinks.

On the whole, coconut water contains organic compounds, which promote health and well being of a person. To add to its benefits, it is low in carbs, low in sugar and also fat free. The most common and well-known benefit of coconut water is that it helps in keeping your body cool and refreshed. A proper re-hydration tonic, coconut water is taken as a natural isotonic beverage.

It detoxifies the body and helps it fight infections along with naturally boosting your immune system. Coconut water also helps in keeping your stomach in good working condition by cleansing your digestive tract. It is a natural home remedy for treating intestinal disturbances in infants. Moreover, it is an effective natural cure for kidney and urethral stones, and urinary infections.

When you drink coconut water, you not only replenish your body's fluids but also enhance your health. This is because this healthy and nutritious water helps in proper oxygen and nutrient supply to the body cells thereby boosting up poor circulation. Additionally, it also aids you to lose weight and raise your metabolism. In short, drinking coconut water is the best way towards a healthy future.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vote for One Natural Experience!

Whole Foods Launches Online Mother’s Day Contest
Apr 29, 2009 6:00 AM

AUSTIN, Texas —In preparation for Mother’s Day, Whole Foods Market here launched an online contest yesterday in which moms are invited to visit the chain’s online blog, the Whole Story blog, where they can post comments about their favorite product; the winner will receive a $100 Whole Foods Market gift card and a FEED 100 reusable shopping bag.

Online contest submissions can include “a range of products, from those that make life easier for moms to those that mothers simply enjoy,” said Whole Foods.

The chain asked its employees who are mothers to offer their own favorites; one employee, Mara Fleishman, shared her favorites along with ideas on how she uses those products in the online video launched yesterday here.

The contest ends May 6 and the winner will be named May 8.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

O.N.E. Coconut Water Fan Video

Plastic Bottles are Making You Sick...Switch to ONE Water in Tetra Pak!

Cancer Update from Johns-Hopkins
water in your car is
On the Ellen show, Sheryl
Crow said this is what caused her breast
cancer. It has been identified as the most common cause
of the high levels of dioxin in breast cancer
Crow's oncologist told her:
should not drink bottled water that has been left in a car.
heat reacts with the chemicals in the plastic of the
bottle which releases dioxin into the water. Dioxin is
a toxin increasingly found in breast cancer tissue.
So please be careful and do not drink bottled water that has
been left in a car. Pass this on to all the women in your
information is the kind we need to know that just might save
us! Use a stainless steel canteen or a glass bottle
instead of plastic!


information is also being circulated at Walter Reed
Army Medical Center
No plastic
containers in
bottles in freezer
plastic wrap
in microwa ve.
A dioxin
chemical causes cancer, especially breast
are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your
with water in them as this releases dioxins from the

Recently, Edward
Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV
program to explain this health

He talked
about dioxins and how bad they are for
He said
that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using
especially applies to foods that contain

He said that the20
combination of fat, high heat,=2 0and plastic releases
into the
food and ultimately into the cells of the
Instead, he recommends using
glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex
or ceramic
for heating food.... You get the same results, only without the
such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and
soups, etc.,
should be
removed from the container and heated in something
Paper isn't bad but
you don't know what is in the
It's just safer to use tempered
glass, Corning Ware,
reminded us that a while ago some of the fast foo d
restaurants moved
from the foam containers to
paper. The dioxin problem is one of the
Also, he pointed out
that plastic wrap, such as Saran wrap,
is just as dangerous when
over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the
causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and
drip into the food.
food with a paper towel

Friday, April 24, 2009

User Testimonial! "How O.N.E. Coconut Water Has Improved My Hair"

Thank you to o.n.e. of our fans, Mindy, for this great blog today!

You may think it sounds silly to say that using coconut water can benefit your hair! Isn't it
something you drink? Oh, yes, you do drink it and it has great results internally, but it also
can help externally. How do I know this? I have personally seen the results. I came to find
out about using coconut water on my hair, as I was going through a period of time when my hair was falling out more then I'd like to see, especially in the shower, it felt like sand paper
and the growth was rather slow. Another thing that bothered me, was that the day after I washed my hair, it would be full of knots and I would run my hands through my hair and too many hairs would come out. If you have similar experiences, then please read on. Even
if you have not, everyone can benefit from what I did.

I have to give credit to a wonderful lady, Tonya Zavasta, who is a raw food teacher and author.
I confided in her about the issue with my hair and she was the one who suggested I use coconut water in my hair. The more I thought about it, the more it made sense! Why would such a thing have value? Coconut water is full of minerals and that creates alkalinity and the hair needs minerals, like all of our body! I knew that this would work, even before I tried it.
Tonya informed me to pour the water on my hair and into my scalp and let it soak in for
an hour and then wash my hair. I did as she told me and had fantastic results, like I never
could have imagined!

Now before I go any further, I have to say that I pledge my allegiance to O.N.E. water, as
opposed to other companies on the market. I have tried the other companies, but I have
to say for FACT, that they don't taste as good. I am picky when in comes to the food
I eat and the products I use, as I am a raw food chef and an absolute purist.

Here is what I did and you are welcome to use this remedy. One disclaimer is, don't get discouraged if it takes more time to see results. I don't know your situation, so I can't
say for sure that you will have the same experience as I have. I do know, that I told my neighbor to use it in his hair and he has has similar results. I do not wash my hair every day
because I don't feel it is good to strip all the natural oils from your body and hair. Depending on how much hair you have, you can use 1 or 1/2 of the 11oz container of coconut water and pour it on your hair and then rub it in to your scalp. Take a towel and cover your hair so the hair stays wet and allow the water to soak in. Set a timer for 1 hour and then take the time to relax, read a book and listen to some soothing music. Then wash you hair in the shower as you normally do. I did this 3 times a week for a month and was thrilled with the results. My hair was softer (no more sand paper feel), there was less falling out and it was growing more!
On occasion, I actually leave the water in my hair without washing it out, but I do keep it covered for an hour so it can soak it.

Now, I use the coconut water in my hair for maintenance and/or if I feel that my hair is not growing the way I'd like it to. Give it a try! It can't hurt you in any way! It is all natural!
It is, after all the One Natural Experience!

By Chef Mindy aka Ageless Raw Beauty
For more info:

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

O.N.E. Amazon Acai and Free Radicals

Acai Berry Juice

According to data from the USDA, the Acai berries ORAC value (antioxidant capabilities) is 200-750% higher then any other fruit or vegetable. Science has linked Free Radicals as forces to such diseases as, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, aging, and many more.

"Don't underestimate the threat free radicals pose to our health. Scientists now believe that free radicals are casual factors in nearly every known disease, from heart disease to arthritis to cancer to cataracts. In fact, free radicals are a major culprit in the aging process itself. By controlling free radicals, anti-oxidants can make the difference between life and death, as well as influence how fast and how well we age"

A quote from Lester Packer, Head of Packer Laboratory -Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology from, The University of Calf. at Berkeley.

So the evidence of what free radicals can do is now a fact, proven by modern science. Also proven is the fact that antioxidants are the solution to controlling and eliminating them, and preventing the damage they do to our bodies.

What are free radicals and healthy cells

Cells are made up of many atoms. When these atoms are healthy, they make an exact copy of themselves to keep the body healthy. What makes a healthy atom is the fact they have paired (2) electrons. Free radicals are atoms that only have one (1) electron. They go around stealing electrons from healthy cells, thus destroying and damaging them. When these damaged cells replicate, they make an exact copy of an un-healthy cell, thus leading to disease and premature aging.

Through modern science, we know that almost all known diseases and ailments are a direct result of what we are feeding, or not feeding are bodies.

About the Author:
Ron Richardson is an online entrepreneur in the health and wellness field.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Jason Mraz Takes O.N.E. Coconut Water on Tour

What’s In Your Backpack, Tricia Huffman, Jason Mraz’s Tour ‘Joyologist’?

Tricia has one of the coolest gigs on the planet, touring the world with Jason Mraz as the first ever ‘joyologist’.

Her one-of-a-kind job description is to ” keep the positivity flowing, keep our bodies clean and limber and to make our ever-changing surroundings a little more pleasing to all of the senses.”

Here are the things that she can’t live without on the road.

A tapestry or fabric to hang in the dressing room or hotel room. It is often used to cover the “idiot box” and also to give the room a sense of home and to have some sort of grounding.

Lately I favor a diffuser and different essential oils, but an aromatic candle will do the job.

Healing stones
Black onyx (repels negative energy) and rose quartz (heals emotional wounds and opens the heart to unconditional love) are a couple of my choice ones.

iPod Stereo
So portable and easy to pop in and change the environment with your own choice of tunes for the moment. Random Dance parties and sing-a-longs are sure to follow.

Shiva Shakti Tonic
A spiritual tonic made by Ayurvedic extraordiniare, John Holmstrom of L.A. It cultivates compassion in body, mind, and soul by burning the toxic ama in the body.

It is only taken on days when it is really needed, but I bring it along everywhere.

I gave some to Jason before he left for the Grammy Awards and it kept him feeling the love all day and night long.

A raw, vegan superfood bar made by Ancient Sun Nutrition that picks you up, keeps you going, and gets your creative juices flowing.

Made with a full serving of cacao and wild blue green algae and it tastes like a candy bar.

You gotta try this!

Vitamineral Green
A green superfood powder from Healthforce Nutrition - 100% whole food, pure, raw vegan.

We love to make morning Green Shakes with this as the main ingredient, but a tablespoon or two in O.N.E. coconut water is a delight as well.

This product has changed the lives of more than half of our band and crew.

Yerba Mate
A South America tea that boosts immunity, cleanse and detoxifies the blood, tones the nervous system, combats fatigue, and stimulates the mind.

Without caffeine!

I love it iced on hot days too and favor the Guayaki Mint and The Mate Factor Dark Roast.

Yoga Mat
I love my Jade Harmony travel mat. It is super thin and light to carry, made from all eco products and is the perfect stickiness, even when practicing on a gravel driveway in 100 degree heat.

There is always a way to fit in some yoga anywhere, anytime.

Travel Hula Hoop
Our friend, Mandy in San Diego sent us off on this last tour with hula hoops that collapse!

She made them herself and really thinks she needs to start marketing them. They fit into our luggage and you can even sling it over your shoulder and walk about town with it folded up until you strike the fancy to hoop it up.

Best thing ever!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

One Natural Experience at Tori Spelling's New Book Launch, "MommyWood"

The event was the epitome of class. The rooftop deck of the Thompson Hotel was beautifully and moderately decorated in black, white and Kelly green; Tori’s signature colors for the evening. Hors d’oeuvres of chicken skewers, sushi, beef skewers and shrimp lettuce wraps were tray passed, cocktail waiters and waitresses served specialty drinks including the “Mommy Mojito” and the “Tori-Tini.”

Those in attendance included various members of select media outlets, a few fashion designers and fashion publicists, Tori’s team of business managers and agents, and a few of her celebrity friends including Jennie Garth, Kim Kardashian and Bobby Trendy.

Tori and Dean’s tv show “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood” on The Oxygen Network was on-site and filmed portions of the evening to be broadcast on the show. This segment on her book event should appear in an episode that is due to broadcast in the latter part of the season

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

O.N.E. Announces New Distribution for the NY Area

Media Contact:
Jolene Abbott or Courtney Mullin
HL Group 323.966.4600 /

O.N.E. Announces New Distribution for the New York Area
Fast growing functional juice company announces partnership with Manhattan Beer

Los Angeles, CA—April 7, 2009—One Natural Experience (O.N.E.™), a leading manufacturer of all-natural, functional juices, announces its partnership with Manhattan Beer Distributors, the New York Metropolitan Area’s leading beverage wholesaler. Manhattan Beer Distributors currently carries all six existing O.N.E SKUs, including the 11.2 oz. sizes of O.N.E Coffee Fruit and Cashew Fruit and both 11.2 oz and 1 liter sizes O.N.E Coconut Water and O.N.E. Amazon Açaí. O.N.E.’s newest drink, O.N.E. Water, Natural Spring Water in 16.9 oz Tetra Pak with screw cap (all profits to charity) launches distribution this week with Manhattan Beer Distributors.

Manhattan Beer Distributors directly services over 24,000 accounts in fifteen counties in the Metro New York area and employs more than 1,400 people. Just ten weeks since launch, Manhattan Beer Distributors has sold over 25,000 cases of O.N.E products and opened nearly 3,000 new accounts on O.N.E’s behalf. They estimate that Manhattan Beer Distributors has already secured up to 30% of the competitive aseptic Coconut Water market in their territory. O.N.E. is the national market share leader of 100% Coconut Water (aseptic) in the combined Food and Natural channels (SPINS: 24 and 12 weeks, ending 2/21/09).

“We are so pleased with the tremendous opportunity for growth and market expansion this partnership offers us,” said Rodrigo Veloso, CEO and founder of One Natural Experience. “Manhattan Beer Distributors has the most far-reaching and effective distribution system in the New York area, making them critical to the success of our brand presence in the NY Metro Area.”

“In just two months we have achieved tremendous success with the O.N.E. brand,” said Al Greco, Vice President of Marketing for Manhattan Beer Distributors. “It is our goal to secure over 50% of the Coconut Water market by early summer.”

The announcement of the partnership comes during a notable time in O.N.E’s growth and expansion as the company plans to launch a number of additional SKUs later this year, including the much anticipated O.N.E. Coconut Water with a Splash - 4 SKUs of coconut water with a splash of natural juice in 8.5 oz Tetra Pak cartons.

About O.N.E.™
O.N.E. was established in 2005 by Brazilian entrepreneur Rodrigo Veloso to provide consumers with all-natural, functional beverages as an alternative to the highly artificial energy drinks and soft drinks. O.N.E. current product portfolio includes 7 SKUs: O.N.E. Coconut Water, O.N.E. Amazon Acai, O.N.E. Cashew Fruit, O.N.E. Coffee Fruit and O.N.E. Water. O.N.E. believes in responsible beverage industry leadership, creating profitable growth in harmony with environmental sustainability and good corporate citizenship. O.N.E. strives to work at political and diplomatic levels to promote sustainable business, to establish relationships with local communities from which we are sourcing our products and to serve as an example of Conscious Capitalism in the beverage industry. To learn more about O.N.E.™ go to

About Manhattan Beer Distributors
One of the largest beer purveyors in the metro New York City area, Manhattan Beer Distributors serves more than 24,000 accounts through its five operational facilities, one each in the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx. As well as Long Island, and in the Hudson Valley, delivering more than a totals of 32 million cases every year. The company manages a fleet of 300 trucks vehicles. In addition to national brands, the company imports and supplies beers from all points of the globe, products from 40 beverage companies in all. In addition to beer, the company also wholesales, cider, soda, energy drinks, and bottled water.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

O.N.E., One Natural Experience at BK Fashion Week(end)

Brooklyn Fashion Week{end} has emerged as a powerful new showcase for fashion talent on the verge of discovery.The event is responsible for providing a platform for some of the world’s most important new talent, including the UK’s Jay Wilson and Gavin Douglas, Beverly Hills couturier Nana Boateng and Atlanta- based paper artist Cotrice.

As we head into our 6th season, the event and its parent non- profit, The Brooklyn Style Foundation has become acknowledged as THE incubator for emerging design. Having established a solid operational structure and in 2008 pulled together a phenomenal Advisory Board of savvy industry insiders, The Brooklyn Style Foundation is clearly poised to move into its wider mission of providing year- long consultancy services to young designers.

“The whole weekend will feel like one great fashion show from around the world,” said Rick Davy, creative director of BK Fashion Weekend.

One Natural Experience will be handing out drinks during the fashion shows, at all model castings, and at each afterparty! Check the BK Fashion Weekend web pages for details....

Friday, March 13, 2009

One Natural Experience hosts open bar at the Second-Annual EcoStiletto Green Girl's Night Out

The Shoe’s The Thing at the Second-Annual EcoStiletto Green Girl’s Night Out at Intuition for Dress for Success.

On Tuesday March 10th, more than 200 loyal Los Angeles subscribers, including Sarah Jane Morris ("Seven Pounds"), eco-expert and author Anna Getty, Katie Gill ("Drillbit Taylor"), Lorielle New ("The Practice"), Pamela Hasselhoff, Carolyn Hennesy ("General Hospital") and Kristen Renton ("Days of Our Lives") attended the second-annual EcoStiletto Green Girl’s Night Out at Intuition.

Guests braved an unexpectedly torn-up sidewalk (thank you, stimulus package) to raise $600 and fill six shopping carts full of gently-used shoes (including Manolos, natch) in under three hours to donate to Dress for Success.

Sarah Jane Morris arrived in a veggie-diesel powered vintage Mercedes that she graciously parallel parked in front of about 50 bystanders and paparazzi, then posed with a visibly pregnant (and glowing) Anna Getty.

Green Works Natural Cleaning Products debuted their new biodegradable cleaning wipes and a reusable shopping bag that donates to the Sierra Club and was designed by host committee member (but unfortunate no-show), Jennie Garth.

Sarah Jane Morris, Anna Getty, Katie Gill, Carolyn Hennesy and Kristen Renton applied Terra Firma Cosmetics’ lead-free lipstick so they could kiss the Teens Turning Green Lips Against Lead petition facilitated by L.A.’s own Green Youth Movement.

Anna Getty and Sarah Jane Morris tried on vegan ballerina flats from Do-Ni, featured in March as part of’s monthly $500 eco-friendly shoe giveaway, and checked out the latest eco-shoe fashion from Kailia, Libertas, Charmone and Green Bees, which sported recycled-tire soles.

While grooving to tunes provided by solar-powered DJ Ref, guests drank phenomenal cashew cocktails from O.N.E. Coconut Water and nibbled on vegetarian hors d’oeuvres from Border Grill Catering.

The eco-friendly shoes will be featured on, where the store is giving away an eco-friendly footwear basket worth $1,000 through March 26th.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

One Natural Experience Hydrates Big Bear

Southern California is on the go.
In the mountains above Los Angeles and San Diego lies a small mountain resort called Big Bear.
It's the most amazing multi sport and recreation site in all of southern California. It's the day-getaway for 10% of the U.S. population.
OPEN AIR BIG BEAR is a dynamic new coalition that connects all the outdoor sporting events of the Big Bear area. It was formed to meet the new demands of the market, the economy and the need for great outdoor events.

The events of OPEN AIR BIG BEAR-
Snowshoe the Bear - 5km/10km snowshoe race
Team Big Bear Mountain Bike Cross Country Race Series
Big Bear Paddlefest- clinics, 5km/10km paddle race
California Multisport- off road duathlon
Big Bear Marathon, 5km/half Marathon, bike tour and Outdoor Festival

ONE will take part in branding of this exciting series of events offering on site sampling, prizes and swag to the the thousands of participants and the 8 million annual visitors that will visit the beautiful 7000' sporting mecca known as Big Bear.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

O.N.E.™ @ KCBA

SomeO.N.E. has a New Partner!

One Natural Experience will happily donate O.N.E. Coconut Water and ONE Water Gift of Life to this company for their initiatives and to keep them hydrated while traveling!

The Transcendence Theatre Company, a group of artists with an extensive list of Broadway, National and International Touring, Regional Theatre, Film and Television credits are embarking on an expedition entitled “The Transcendence Artist Project” March through May, 2009 at The Gertrude Pearlman Theatre in Punta Banda, Mexico.

In 1931, at the height of The Great Depression, The Group Theatre (Clurman, Strasberg, Crawford, Adler, Meisner) embarked on a journey of self-discovery and artistic exploration that would revolutionize the American Theatre. In 2009, as America faces a financial crisis that is closing 16 Broadway shows and numerous regional theatres across the country, The Transcendence Theatre Company will embark on its own exploration to take life and art to new levels.

“The Transcendence Artist Project” is an experiment of great magnitude uniting personal development with artistic development through individual, group, and community integration. The company of artists will join together with a team of holistic health, healing arts, peak performance nutrition, mindset training, sustainability, and creative arts specialists to enhance the personal and collective development.

The artists will focus on the development of collaborative art within the company and with the local community with a major focus on multi-cultural community service projects benefiting the city of Punta Banda. “The Transcendence Artist Project” will be documented and shared world-wide through online blogs and events.

The Transcendence Theatre Company is a nonprofit organization established in 2008 dedicated to developing a new approach to the performing arts. The company is united in a passionate belief that a movement truly integrating health and well-being into the arts and entertainment world will help thousands of artists already suffering from eating, addictive, anxiety, and emotional disorders due to the pressures of the current entertainment industry.

A new holistic approach for the artist will revolutionize arts education, the commercial arts sector, and have an unbelievable impact on the artists’ ability to serve our youth, our communities, and our world. The Company’s mission is, through their art and lives, to encourage individuals to commit to living their best lives ever.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

O.N.E. at NYC Fashion Week

One Natural Experience was available at the Mercedes Benz Tent at Fashion Week in New York City this past week.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Meet O.N.E. of our new friends!

Green Edge Collaborative NYC is a social network that connects people with businesses, organizations and the resources they need to build a sustainable future. We do this by hosting our own city-wide and neighborhood events, highlighting other events in the city and through this online network.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Coconut Water - Alternative Sports Drink repost

Coconut Water - Alternative Sport Drink
February 3, 2009 at 6:30 am
Filed under Nutrition ·Tagged Nutrition, coconut water

Coconut Water

If you are so used to drinking any sport drink like Gatorade to revitalise your body after exercise or body workout at gym, you may want to read this article.

According to Yarixa Ferrao, a certified personal trainer of National Academy of Sport Medicine (NASM) and founder of “Get Fit in 6″, she suggests that coconut water as an alternative drink to your usual sport drink.

Here are 4 reasons why:

1. Coconut water contains potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorous - electrolytes that keep your system hydrated and balanced.

2. Unlike any other sport drink, it’s low in carbohydrates and contains no artificial sweeteners.

3. It helps boost your immune system and eases stomach pains.

4. It’s a natural cure for a hangover.

Mortin Satin, Chief of the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, has made a few comparison between coconut drink and other sport drinks.

Coconut water contains more potassium (294 mg) than most sport drinks (117 mg) and most energy drink
Coconut drink has less sodium (25 mg) where sport has 41 mg and energy drink at 200 mg
Coconut water has 5mg of natural sugars while sports drink and energy drinks range from 10 to 25 mg of altered sugars
Coconut water is high in chloride at 118mg while sport drinks at mere 40mg.
Coconut water is definitely Nature’s own soft drink in possesssing healthy growth in our body.

Monday, January 26, 2009

SomeO.N.E.'s Talking About Vitamins

We all know that One Natural Experience offers a line of functional beverages to keep you in top performance, but do we really know WHY we need vitamins and antioxidants? Let's take a look!

Antioxidants battle free radicals - the enemies of beauty. Produced by normal metabolism as well as toxins and pollutants, these unstable oxygen molecules attack cells and break them down, leading to signs of aging. Unfortunately, as we age, our bodies lose the ability to absorbe compounds that can act as antioxidants. That's where vitamins come in.

Vitamin A
Vitamin A is fundamental to the maintenance of tissues that make up the surface of the skin, says Lisa Drayer, R.D. in The Beauty Diet (McGraw-Hill, 2009). She also says that Vitamin A helps produce and protect the scalp's natural oil.
Vitamin A can be found in O.N.E. Cashew Fruit,

Vitamin C
Not only does Vitamin C neutralize free radicals, it is also a nesessary ingredient for the production of collagen, the fibers underneath the skin that keep it firm.
Vitamin C can be found in O.N.E. Cashew Fruit, O.N.E. Coffee Fruit, and O.N.E. Amazon Acai.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

O.N.E. Historic Day, Indeed!

Thank you, Mary Lee McCallum, for this great shot!
- The O.N.E. Team

Monday, January 19, 2009

O.N.E. Amazon Acai

If you've watched television lately, you may have seen one of the many ads promoting various brands of açaí berry juice. While this “perfect potion” is new to the United States, it has been familiar in other parts of the world for hundreds of years.

Açaí (a-sigh-ee) palm trees are members of the genus Euterpe and grow mostly in Central and South American rain forests. The fruit is a dietary staple in the Amazon region, where various species are used in herbal remedies for diarrhea, jaundice, fever, skin ulcers, and tonics to enrich the blood. Euterpe oleracea is the variety that's causing all the buzz.1

A classic palm, the açaí tree grows as tall as 80 feet. Its multiple long, thin trunks have branches near the top that support long, ribbonlike leaves. Dangling from the branches are clusters of three to eight deep-purple berries—so dark that they look almost black. Each berry is about the size of a blueberry and is composed of a small amount of pulp surrounding a large seed.1

Scientific evidence

Chemical analysis finds açaí juice to be an excellent source of essential fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants. The National Institute on Aging has developed oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) values to measure the antioxidant capacity of various foods.4 With a rating of 161,400 units/100 g, açaí has the highest ORAC value of any food tested to date and is 10-30 times more powerful than red wine by volume.5

This rich antioxidant activity has spurred intense research into açaí's potential for preventing numerous diseases. A University of Florida study showed that açaí extract triggered a self-destruct response in up to 86% of leukemia cells in vitro.6 In a rat study at the University of Rio de Janeiro, açaí extract induced long-lasting endothelium-dependent vasodilatation, which is strongly linked to improved cardiovascular function.7

Meanwhile, in a randomized, placebo-controlled trial, 12 healthy volunteers ingested a standardized açaí extract. When serum antioxidant levels were sampled one and two hours later, the concentrations had definitely increased at each interval.8

Other touted and likely physiologic results from this berry are increased energy, improved mental clarity, improved GI function, better glycemic control for diabetic patients, improved cholesterol balance, and a slowing of cellular aging. All these benefits have yet to be proven, but other high-antioxidant products are credited with these effects.

1. Açaí (Euterpe oleracea). Tropical plant database. Raintree Nutrition. Available at:
2. Brondízio ES, Safar CAM, Siqueira AD. The urban market of açaí fruit (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) and rural land use change: ethnographic insights into the role of price and land tenure constraining agricultural choices in the Amazon estuary. Urban Ecosystems. 2002;6:67-97.
3. Gross PM. Açaí —potent antioxidant superfruit. Natural and Nutritional Products Industry Center. January 8, 2007. Available at
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5. Pacheco-Palencia LA, Mertens-Talcott S, Talcott ST. Chemical composition, antioxidant properties, and thermal stability of a phytochemical enriched oil from Açaí (Euterpe oleracea Mart.). J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56:4631-4636.
6. Nordlie T. Brazilian berry destroys cancer cells in lab, UF study shows. University of Florida News. January 12, 2006. Available at:
7. Rocha AP, Carvalho LC, Sousa MA, et al. Endothelium-dependent vasodilator effect of Euterpe oleracea Mart.
(Açaí) extracts in mesenteric vascular bed of the rat. Vascul Pharmacol. 2007;46:97-104.
8. Jensen GS, Wu X, Patterson KM, et al. In vitro and in vivo antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capacities of an antioxidant-rich fruit and berry juice blend. Results of a pilot and randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, crossover study. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56:8326-8333.
9. Córdova-Fraga T, de Araujo DB, Sanchez TA, et al. Euterpe Olerácea (Açaí) as an alternative oral contrast agent in MRI of the gastrointestinal system: preliminary results. Magn Reson Imaging. 2004;22:389-393.

All electronic documents accessed December 11, 2008.

From the January 2009 Issue of Clinical Advisor