Wednesday, April 14, 2010

10 Reasons to Drink O.N.E. Coconut Water Daily

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10 Reasons to Drink O.N.E. Coconut Water Daily
America’s New Favorite Drink Provides a Health Boost at Every Age and Stage

March 2010, Los Angeles, California -- O.N.E Coconut Water is the #1 selling beverage in its category for 2009 and touted as one of the Top 100 Products to Watch in 2010 by the global marketing company JWT. Here’s how it benefits adults and children alike and why it should be a staple in every American household:

1. Perfect Hydration: Water from the young green coconut is nature’s perfect isotonic beverage and optimum hydrator. At every age and stage of our lives, there are times when stress on our system causes us to become dehydrated. Illness, exercise, environment, pregnancy, aging, over-drinking – all cause us to lose the essential electrolytes found in our blood naturally. We need to replace them regularly to prevent headaches, muscle cramping, fatigue, and to help our heart, nerves and muscles to function optimally. O.N.E. Coconut Water contains all five electrolytes found in the blood including calcium, sodium, phosphorous, magnesium and potassium.

2. It’s 100 % PURE: O.N.E. Coconut Water has ONE ingredient! There are NO additives at all: no corn syrup, added sugar or artificial sweeteners; no metal contaminants; no dyes; no caffeine; no preservatives; no colorings and no concentrates. It is fat and cholesterol free and contains no wheat, gluten or other food allergens. Packaged straight from the coconut into airtight aseptic Tetra Pak cartons, it stays fresh and protected from the destabilizing effects of light and oxygen for 10 months.

3. Optimum Body Functioning: Unlike tropical juices and many brands of bottled water, coconut water is alkaline --it soothes and balances our systems. By improving the absorption of all nutrients--vitamins, minerals and amino acids, it allows the body to digest with greater efficiency. As a result, it reduces the occurrence of constipation, relieves stress on the pancreas and enzyme systems, regulates sodium and supports kidney function. Animal studies show that coconut water consumption reduces plaque formation in the arteries which in turn reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. There is also evidence to suggest that it promotes healthy blood pressure levels and cardiovascular function.

4. Super Support During Pregnancy and Lactation: Pregnancy isn’t easy on a woman’s body-- morning sickness, heartburn, weight gain, constipation, stretch marks and fluid retention are all related to poor hydration, which is why The Institute of Medicine recommends ten cups of fluid per day. Coconut water is an ideal source of hydration, improving circulation, digestion, and Ph balance. Since fluids improve skin elasticity, the chances of stretch marks are diminished. Additionally, fluids aid in the absorption of water-soluble vitamins like ascorbic acid and the B vitamins which are crucial to fetal development. Doctors recommend 13 cups of fluid daily for lactating women, making coconut water a natural all-purpose option.

5. An Essential Aid When Kids Are Sick: When infants and children vomit or have diarrhea from intestinal flu or other stomach ailments, they too lose precious essential electrolytes which must be replaced rapidly to prevent dehydration. Many pediatric drinks contain dyes and are high in sugar which poses other health issues. O.N.E. Coconut Water has a refreshing natural taste without added sugars, a plus since pediatricians (and legislators) now recommend parents reduce the amount of sweetened drinks their children consume to help them develop a taste for non-sweetened beverages.

6. Revitalizes the Elderly: Dehydration in the aged is a growing concern for doctors. An overall lack of proper diet is a typical syndrome with the elderly and this includes a lack of adequate fluid intake which impacts circulation and blood pressure. Many older people are also taking drugs that increase urine output which in turn increases dehydration. The loss of minerals and carbohydrates exacerbates a host of other issues, including glaucoma, so a daily dose of coconut water benefits the aging in myriad ways.

7. The Definitive Sports Drink: O.N.E. Coconut Water is excellent for naturally replacing electrolytes and glucose lost during exercise, especially potassium which regulates sodium in the body. Potassium positively affects circulation, body temperature, heart function and blood pressure-- issues related to extreme levels of exercise. O.N.E. Coconut Water contains 15 times the potassium of most sports drinks and two times more than a banana! And, because it promotes rapid absorption by speeding fluids to the muscles, it keeps athletes, and anyone who exercises, fully refreshed for practice and performance.

8. An Indispensable Travel Companion: Coconut water rehydrates during travel all year long. Light weight Tetra Pak cartons slip into a handbag or backpack effortlessly, making them easy to take anywhere. For those with existing circulatory problems and swollen limbs, potassium is especially crucial during air travel. In fact, The American Medical Association found that beverages containing electrolytes and carbohydrates are more effective than water for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), making O.N.E. Coconut Water a great beverage to drink just before boarding a plane (you can find O.N.E. Coconut Water at airports across the country, including JFK and LAX).

9. A Natural Beauty Boost: Coconut water keeps skin soft, supple and smooth by hydrating naturally at the cellular level. It is known to relieve dry itchy skin and can even be used on a cotton ball as a toner to soothe and refresh. The use of a chemical and additive-free beauty aid is also a huge benefit to the body.

10. A Hangover Helper: Alcohol is a diuretic which depletes minerals needed for the body to function normally. It also causes acids to accumulate in the stomach and intestines which inflames the stomach lining resulting in heartburn. The alkaline Ph of coconut water soothes the digestive tract and helps the liver and kidney filter out toxins. O.N.E. Coconut Water quickly replenishes electrolytes and increases hydration, a life-saver when suffering from the ill-effects of consuming too much alcohol.

And finally, because we couldn’t stop at 10....

11. O.N.E. Coconut Water is socially responsible. O.N.E., One Natural Experience, is committed to the environment through its packaging and via a business model which promotes global sustainability. O.N.E. also supports community outreach, and as such has partnered with Healthy Child, Healthy World, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting children and families from harmful environmental exposure through cleaner and greener lifestyles.

About O.N.E.

One Natural Experience (O.N.E™) is the premier, all-natural beverage company established in 2005 by Rodrigo Veloso—a visionary instrumental in creating a whole new category of functional beverage in the U.S.

O.N.E.™ ready-to-drink products are alternatives to artificial sports/energy drinks, sodas and enhanced waters, fortifying adults and children alike with unparalleled effectiveness. Their award winning and #1 selling coconut water is fast-becoming recognized as America’s healthiest beverage for providing enhanced hydration, essential nutrition and all five essential electrolytes (calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorous and sodium). O.N.E.™ drinks are packaged in environmentally friendly TetraPak cartons underscoring the company’s deep commitment to the Earth. O.N.E.™ supports several nonprofit organizations—most importantly Healthy Child Healthy World (

O.N.E. ™ is available in over 14,000 retail outlets including Whole Foods, Publix, Kroger Stores, Cost Plus World Markets and on O.N.E. Coconut Water is available in two sizes: 11.2 oz (SRP $1.99) and 1 Liter (SRP $4.59).

Contact: Jane Berk 310-903-1351 or Deborah Berger 646.391.0352

Monday, April 12, 2010

Ozomatli vs KCRW Soundclash

Ozomatli vs KCRW Soundclash
Remix Project
Five KCRW DJ’s remix songs from the Grammy-winning Latin ensemble’s latest release on Mercer Street / Downtown Records

Los Angeles-based public radio station KCRW (89.9FM and is proud to announce their latest exclusive CD release -- the Ozomatli vs KCRW Soundclash Remix Project. Grammy-winning Latin ensemble Ozomatli is one of LA’s proudest musical exports, serving as Cultural Ambassadors – both literally and figuratively – for the city’s melting pot of musical influences.

KCRW Music Director and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic Jason Bentley, Anthony Valadez, Aaron Byrd, Anne Litt and Tom Schnabel all remix songs from the collective’s soon-to-be-released fifth studio album “Fire Away” as part of this unique creative collaboration between KCRW and Mercer Street / Downtown Records. (see below for tracklisting)

“The Soundclash series was envisioned as a chance for KCRW DJs to get more involved in the creative process of an artist we feel strongly about and the results of the Ozo Soundclash are truly inspired,” said Bentley.

“Take Anne Litt's re-imagining of the vocals for "Love Comes Down," with a capella group Sonos, or the subtle beauty of the sitar performance on Anthony Valadez' version of the same song. Tom Schnabel turns in a dreamy and soulful take on the song "45" and Aaron Byrd transforms "Are You Ready" into a frenetic percussion workout. Each remix is unique and represents the individuality of the talented crew we have on air here at KCRW.”

This is the second installment of the Soundclash series, where KCRW DJs take a turn remixing a favorite, socially conscious artist. Femi Kuti vs KCRW was released in 2009.

KCRW was the first radio station to play Ozomatli’s music, long before they were signed to a label. The station also hosted their live performance debut in 1997 on Morning Becomes Eclectic. They will make their 7th appearance on Morning Becomes Eclectic Thursday, April 22 at 11:15am.

The six-song Ozomatli vs KCRW Soundclash EP, which also includes Ozomatli’s original version of their single “It’s Only Paper” from “Fire Away,” can be heard streaming in its entirety on

Also, the “Love Comes Down” remix from Anthony Valadez is available as a free download on and media outlets are welcome to offer it on their own sites as well. Find all of this and more here:

Like KCRW, Ozomatli is a quintessential Los Angeles cultural institution and, on the verge of the release of their fifth studio album, the band is as essential as they’ve ever been, showcasing one of the most exciting and progressive sounds in Latin music.

Don’t miss their appearance at the Hollywood Bowl when they perform as part of KCRW’s World Festival on Sunday, September 19. Also, Ozomatli have an in-store performance scheduled for their release day at Amoeba Music, Hollywood on April 20, 2010 at 6pm.

Ozomatli vs KCRW Soundclash Tracklisting

1. Love Comes Down (Anne Litt remix)
Produced by Anne Litt and Mark Kilian. Featuring Sonos (vocals), Julio Moreno (percussion), Kim Carroll (charango). Mixed by Casey Stone.

2. 45 (Tom Schnabel remix)
Produced by Jeff Rona

3. Love Comes Down (Anthony Valadez remix)
Produced by A. Valadez. Featuring I, Ced (Keys & Bass), Itai Shapira (Sitar), Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Strings), Mixed by Itai Shapira.

4. Are You Ready (it'sAByrd's Bundao remix)
Produced by Aaron Byrd for SCS Productions

5. Malagasy Shock (Jason Bentley remix)
Produced by Jason Bentley and Chris "Smitty" Smith. Featuring Tom Holkenborg (bass, guitar)

6. It's Only Paper

Thanks to our sponsor “O.N.E, One Natural Experience” for supplying the recyclable packaging for this EP.

About KCRW: KCRW 89.9FM, licensed to Santa Monica College, is National Public Radio's flagship station for Southern California. The Santa Monica-based nonprofit represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk and arts programming. The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura Counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara Counties and the greater Palm Springs area. KCRW’s programming is internationally renowned and available worldwide via, including three streaming channels, 27 podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances. Hear KCRW music online, all the time, on the ALL music stream Eclectic24.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Coconut Yogurt Recipe

One of our fans sent us this great recipe, using the meat from our young green coconuts.
Enjoy! And thank you, Cynthia!

Coconut yogurt recipe:
- cut off top of young green coconut
- pour coconut water into a glass
- scoop out the meat with a spoon (a plastic flat bottomed spoon from take-out Asian food is perfect).
- put meat in blender with about 1/4 cup coconut water
- blend until smooth
- put into a glass bowl or jar with a lid (pyrex is good)
- mix in 2 capsules or 1/4 teaspoon probiotics
- put lid on and wait 12 hours or overnight
- store in fridge
-add honey, berries, granola or favourite topping

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Coconut Water During Pregnancy

Coconut Water during Pregnancy
Reposted from:

Coconuts are used for performing rituals in the Eastern culture and promote peace and prosperity. It also has therapeutic values. Many people during the summer drink coconut water. It contains a lot of electrolytes. It has lot of chloride, magnesium and potassium and has some amount of sodium, protein and sugar. Potassium regulates blood pressure as well as the functioning of the heart. It is also good source of dietary fiber, calcium and manganese, riboflavin as well as Vitamin C.

How does coconut water help during pregnancy?

•It helps clear up constipation during pregnancy.
•It helps in elevating sluggish digestion.
•It relieves one of heartburn.
•Lauric acid which has anti-fungal properties that protects the body against several infections, which of course boosts the immune system.
•Water is essential during pregnancy. It is very vital for the body. It is essential for the body to function properly.
•Water is also essential for breast milk and for proper lactation.
•Dehydration during pregnancy can cause a lot of complications such as headaches, water retention, cramps, nausea, oedema as well as dizziness. This is more essential in the third trimester when dehydration can result in contractions that cause preterm labor.
•Water relieves one of morning sickness, indigestion as well as heartburn.
•It keeps the body cool and helps in maintaining temperature during hot as well as humid months.
•It helps in preventing urinary infections, which are quite common during pregnancy.
•In case one drinks sufficient water then one’s urine will stay diluted, thus reducing the risk of infection.
•Water also eases constipation, oedema, haemorrhoids and constipation.
•The more water one drinks during pregnancy the less water your body will retain.
•It relieves one of exhaustion.
•One can lead a healthy life by drinking coconut water.
How much water one must drink during pregnancy?

•One must drink about 3 litres that is about 10 to 12 glasses.
•Add an extra glass of water for an hour of exercises.
•Increase about a glass or two during the summer months to compensate for the loss of fluids during the summer.
•Doctors feel that pregnant women must drink one coconut at least everyday.
Coconut water is good for pregnant women. It revitalizes the body and prevents dehydration.