I enjoyed this refreshing coconut water drink and believed I was having a healthy and natural beverage served in a fun environment beside a beautiful view, opened in front of me.
I do not believe the claims that coconut water is identical to human blood plasma nor that it has any magic weight loss properties.
Just because something is printed, published, out on the web or in a bookstore does not make it so.
Just because it is being bottled in the US and marketed as a slimming food, by a skinny celebrity model, does give it magical properties, nor make it a slimming food. I think those claims are laughable.
I rarely automatically believe articles claiming super powers for any product, and I search for the backup, research notes and check the credentials of the institutions and researchers, making the claims and watch for the 'similar' sounding names to the legitimate research organisations that the 'fake' research papers may contain.
One berry company has a lot of blog posts on the internet proportion to be a genuine research by one single person, the anchor lady of a news program. One fictional person does not make a research project. It is hard to say, 'do not believe, people,' but where your money and dreams are concerned, it is wise to read, what isn't being said as well as what they tell you.
I have heard that coconut water is about to be marketed as a high priced health drink. It is happening overseas; I am getting in before the ' drink this and lose x amount of weight fast,' claims hit Australia, to say, 'it's a delicious drink fresh and most likely healthy, it isn't magic.'
A dose of skepticism and demanding that promoters back their claims with research papers from reputable organizations is healthy. Eat natural foods in a balanced diet and realize that no one food, or magic berry, will have you losing kilos unless you are consuming fewer calories than you need to maintain your current weight.
Read between the lines; read what is not there, and look for the reputable backup research. Just because something is in print does not make it fact.