By: Zena Rebello
Since I was a child, I have always loved drinking fresh coconut water. Some of my most vivid memories revolve around occasional journeys to the South Asian markets on Gerrard Street East with my parents to buy fresh coconuts. As my father would crack them open at home, I would stand with my glass, ready to catch the leaking, sugary water that seeped out. But cracking coconuts is not all that easy.
When I moved out on my own and started buying my own groceries, I searched for great tasting natural coconut water in stores. However I only ever found products that were either loaded with sugar or listed filtered water as the main ingredient. That was, of course, until I discovered Thirsty Buddha. Thirsty Buddha coconut water is not only made from the best coconuts in Thailand, but is it made from real coconuts only! Thirsty Buddha is natural coconut water and comes in a BPA-free can. It has no added water, sugar or preservatives.As someone who is health conscious and active, this aspect of the product is very important to me.
Thirsty Buddha coconut water is light, natural and thirst quenching! Its purity is evident from the first to the last sip. Also, depending on one’s preference, it can be purchased with or without pulp. To add to its appeal, Thirsty Buddha is a 1% For the Planet member which is a global network of companies that donate at least 1% of their annual net revenues to environmental organizations.
I enjoy drinking Thirsty Buddha coconut water because it energizes me during the day, allows me to fuel and refuel before and after workouts, and tastes fantastic!
Zena Rebello is an environmental and atmospheric chemist by day and an ardent Muay Thai practitioner by night.