A Taste of The Tropics
In tropical countries one of my favorite things to buy on the side of the road is a green coconut. I can barely wait for the vendor to peel and puncture the coconut with his machete, before I can slurp down the refreshing coconut water. After doing some research I found that, aside from the great machete show, I was paying for a very healthy drink. Coconut water from green coconuts has five essential electrolytes, more potassium than bananas, and it’s been proven to prevent the hardening of arteries. With all the attention on health in Los Angeles, it was only a matter of time before this natural elixir was packaged and sold in supermarkets. There are a few mainstream brands available now, but the most popular out there is by Los Angeles-based company O.N.E.. This healthy taste of the tropics can be found at Whole Foods and other health food stores.