How To Get The Wallpaper Under Your Budget?

Wallpapers are the best idea to make your house attractive and beautiful. With using wallpaper Singapore, you can better remove all the stress from your mind. All people feel good by seeing their house beautiful from inside and outside. More of wallpapers are available in the market having different rates. More of the people get confused on how to choose the wallpaper under their budget.

By following some tips and tricks, they can better get wallpapers under their budget. Here we discuss about some of the tips and tricks. From that, you can better save your money by buying the wallpaper in your budget.

Find out the design, color, and theme of the wallpaper

The first thing you need to do is finding out the color, design, and theme of the wallpaper. More of the wallpapers are available in the market with different designs and themes. Choosing the relevant design and theme allows you to make your house more beautiful than other houses. It allows you to make your house more beautiful and attractive.

Also, you show your different personality good in the eyes of other people by choosing the relevant design. You need to check your favorite design and color that allows you to know about its price.

Number of sellers

After choosing your favorite design, color and theme you need to know that there is a number of sellers are available. Numbers of sellers are available in the markets which are selling these wallpapers at different rates. You can better choose any seller that provides you more benefit. You can choose one seller who provides you your favorite wallpaper at cheaper rates. It allows you better save your money and time. You can use your favorite wallpaper which your house beautiful in your budget by choosing the right seller.

Quality

Before you choose any seller, you need to check the material quality in different wallpapers. More wallpapers come in the market with waterproof quality. It means you don’t need to worry about your wallpapers when the rainy season comes. Waterproof material saves your wallpaper from the water. You can also get better quality wallpaper at cheaper rates.

It allows you to take more benefit of it and can make your house beautiful and attractive. With that, you can better feel excited and can make a good impression in the eyes of your home visitors. We can say that you can buy wallpaper singapore in your budget range.

 

 

 

Professional Cleaning Service – Schedule According to your suited timings!

Cleaning environment in your house or office is essential to living a healthy and better life. But due to the busiest schedule of many people, they don’t have more time to clean their house or office. In this condition, it is suggested to hire professional cleaning services. They will help you a lot and do the cleaning of your house or office properly.

They do cleaning in all the deep corners and whole the house. You can better get a beautiful house and office both from inside and outside. You can make your office and home attractive and germs free. Proper cleaning kills all the germs and bacteria from the air and from the places. There is nothing difficult to hire these services.

You can better call a near company which is providing these services. They can give your fastest and good quality services in your budget range. As professionals are experienced in their field, so you can get better quality services. More of benefits you can get from hiring professional cleaning services.  If you want to know about some of the benefits you can read below which helps you to get it:-

Make it easy

Professional cleaners make your life as easy as you don’t want to do the cleaning by yourself. Cleaning is not an easy task; some people get it easily. But it is not as proper cleaning is that if you do cleaning from each and every deep corner. Professionals can clean it as they are experienced in these service fields.

You can better see your house and office attractive or beautiful from inside and outside. We can say that hiring cleaning service professionals make your life easy and healthy. You can better save your more time and can do any work smoothly.

Hire anytime

You can hire these services anytime when you need them. When you feel your surrounding and house environment dirty you can call any near company which is providing these services. Also, you can hire flyttstädning stockholm for better services. By choosing the near company, you can hire them anytime, and they give you the fastest service. They will come according to your time when you call them and when you need them. This option allows you to get these services anytime and anywhere better. There is no time wastage in this process.

The Expert Series Julie Daniluk On Inflammation



It is said that inflammation is the root of many illness and disease; leading to minor issues like gingivitis or major concerns like heart disease, stroke and death. This is why Julie Daniluk’s crusade couldn’t be more perfectly timed.

You may know Julie as the resident nutritionist on The Healthy Gourmet, which airs on the OWN Network; but Julie is also a very acclaimed writer and owner of the Big Carrot Natural Food Market, one of the largest of its kind in Canada.

Recently Julie released a literary tome “Meal That Heal Inflammation” that serves as a textbook for those who desire to heal their bodies with the food they eat; the book offers practical information paired with down to earth recipes that are not only flavorful but healing as well. I bought the book and I was floored by the amount of information Julie managed to inject within the pages- it really is an amazing book!

I was so pleased when Julie took a few moments away from her Canadian book tour and television appearances to participate in the experts series; thank you Julie!

So to end the expert’s series, the lovely Julie Daniluk on Inflammation!

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You are well known for your meals that heal; but if you could narrow it down to five essential items, what are the most important ingredients to have in a healthy kitchen?

1)    Kale: This form of cabbage is rated one of the highest nutrient-density food. With only 31 calories a cup, it is packed with nutrients.

2)    Arctic char: This fish resembles a salmon but is genetically more closely linked to a trout. It is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, a powerful anti-inflammatory.

3)    Berries: Eating berries daily can significantly reduce inflammation, according to a 2007 study in Journal of Nutrition. Blueberries, one of my all-time favourites, are low on the glycemic index, which means it does not spike your blood sugar. They are also high in fiber, packed with antioxidants and also reduce cortisol, a stress hormone.

4)    Maca Powder: This nutrient dense root vegetable is used to increase vitality and stamina, regulate glandular function and promote hormone balance in men and women. I love using it in smoothies. For more information you can check out this link, http://www.pno.ca/preferred-nutrition-products/item/brad-king/macapunch-powder.html

5)    Hemp Seeds: Also known has hemp hearts, these seeds are a powerhouse of protein, EFA, GLA and iron. I put hemp on salads, in smoothies and include them in many other recipes on my website juliedaniluk.com. For more information you can check out this link, http://manitobaharvest.com/index.php

In your opinion what is the most important thing to remember when trying to heal ourselves and why?

Be loving and patient with yourself. Give healing time. It often takes years to develop a health problem, so it is reasonable to say it will take time to reverse it. I ask people to commit to the MTHI plan for at least 8 weeks but many will start to feel the results before that time.

In my book Meals That Heal Inflammation, I tell the readers that Chapter 2 “Emotional Pain: Let’s Talk” is the most important chapter in the book. I really mean this!

It is vital to engage in positive self-talk and drop the negative. Negative self-talk such as “I’ll never lose weight” or “I’ll always be in pain”, become a tape loop in your mind that will not help you reach your goals. Reword these messages and rewrite the story line to include your goals.

Many people, who are struggling with weight and pain issues, are also struggling with emotional difficulties. Mental health is key to physical health and having someone such as a therapist to guide you through this journey can help you make lasting changes.

What is one thing that you do every day that contributes to your health?

I practice Yoga every morning. This includes stretching (asanas), chanting and deep breathing (pranayama). These practices keep me grounded and centered for the day’s activities.

I also have dinner for breakfast, meaning I start each day with a good quality protein meal to keep my blood sugar balanced for the day.

Organically yours,

Guest Post- Hair Care Tips For Loveable Tresses



While beautifying yourself, what are the things you consider the most?? Let me guess, make-up, clothing, accessories, hair style- all in the pursuit of perfection. So tell me, do you think it’s possible to have a complete look without a proper hair style? 99.99 % of women will likely answer with a loud and resounding “no”. So what are those among us, who have difficulty growing the mane they so desire, to do?

Balding isn’t simply a man’s affliction; knowing how your hair grows, is essential in knowing why it may be falling out.

Women are notorious for being hard on their hair; and self inflected damage is often the main reason behind hair loss. But hair is resilient and can usually withstand the beating you put it through. As an insurance policy and to keep your hair in fighting form, try using a leave in treatment.

Excessive tensions or irritation, otherwise known as stress, is also a very common reason for hair loss. The only cure for this is to relax- I know it’s easier said than done, but try calming activities like yoga or meditation to help get stress under control

There are some prescription medications that can cause hair loss. Blood thinners and cholesterol reduction pills are to blame for hair loss; it can be difficult to stop hair loss from medication. Consulting with a holistic practitioner may help in sourcing a solution to counteract medication induced hair loss.

Females are hormonal beings; and when hormones flow, hairs reduce in size or get stretched; getting so small in fact that the follicle is the only thing that is able to thrive.

Naturally, hair loss is a part of the whole hair growth system but, whenever the amount of hair loss is greater than the amount of hair growth, this is when balding becomes an issue.

Hair loss treatment often begins at home. It is very important to wash your hair regularly, it helps removing the dirt on the scalp, so that the follicles can breathe properly; but know your hair type, as some hair types do not respond well to being washed every day, such as ethnic hair. Hot oil hair massages within regular intervals also proves very beneficial in promoting healthy hair. It increases the blood flow in the scalp, which is the nutrient supply to the scalp.

There are prescription solutions to promote hair growth; but, beware of self prescribing medical solutions. Always consult a doctor before consuming pills for hair growth; as there are different prescription formulations for men and women.

There are some drug free solutions that can help with the problem of hair loss, the troxinator hair massager works by creating friction and promoting blood flow; and blood flow means hair growth!

And lastly, when nothing is helpful there is transplantation; which is becoming more and more common. However this is extreme, and should be considered only after you have tried everything else. It is not only expensive but painful as well. But if you have tried this is a solution and you are the end of your rope, you can rest assured that transplantation will work.

Halibut With Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes



This past Saturday I woke up on the wrong side of the bed; and no matter what I did, I simply could not shake. I made a smoothie- nothing; I sat outside and stared at the sun, in an attempt to soak up some Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin and…nothing. It weird, usually smoothies and sunshine is all it takes to snap me back into shape. So after a full day lounging inside in a frowsy mood, I decided it was time for dinner; if there is one thing that makes me happy, it’s making dinner.

Halibut was to be my meal; and although white fleshed fish is not as powerful an omega 3 fatty acid source, they still have plenty of good things going for them. Lean fish is low in fat and calories; but brimming with high quality protein. A 3 oz portion, for example, provides almost 20g of protein – for less than 100 calories no less; if that doesn’t make a girl happy, then there really was no hope. White fish is also rich in B vitamins, which is crucial, as most people are deficient in B vitamins; and selenium, the all important cancer fighting trace mineral, is found in abundance in the mildly flavored flesh of white fish. 3 oz, which seems to the magic number, boasts 100% of the daily requirement of selenium

The reason that I sometimes tend to favor white fleshed fish like halibut, is due to the aforementioned mild flavor; fatty fish, like salmon, although a nutritional powerhouse, comes with a bossy flavor, which tends to overpower. However, white fish is slightly more modest, preferring be a part of the chorus, rather than the lead singer.

This recipe would make anyone happy as cleanup is a breeze; halibut recipes baked cooking en papillote (in parchment paper) has the power to evoke such feelings. Once cooking and plating is accomplished, just wrap it up and toss it out! I chose zucchini and cherry tomatoes for this chorus because they are quintessentially summer; and although the solstice is still a few weeks away, balmy weather, bike rides and short shorts are abound, so it would seem summer came early this year.

Nevertheless, after I ate this meal, adorned nicely with a glass of wine, my mood went from sour to sweet upon first bite; that there is the power of real food!

Serves 1

1/4 zucchini, cut into half moons
3 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 tsp salt, divided
1/4 tsp pepper, divided
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
1 green onion, trimmed and finely sliced
1 tsp fresh basil, chopped
1 tsp fresh mint, chopped
1 tsp fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
1-5oz halibut fillet, center cut, skin removed

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; and in a single layer place zucchini and cherry tomatoes, sprinkle with half the amount of salt and pepper. Set aside.
To make dressing, combine basil, mint, parsley, oil, vinegar and green onion in a bowl; and whisk until one even mixture. Season fish with remaining salt and pepper; place on top of zucchini and tomatoes. Spoon the dressing over the fish; allow it to sit 10 minutes, so the fish can absorb the flavor.
Roast in the oven until fish is firm and flakes, about 12-15 minutes.

Remember to promote sustainability and ALWAYS choose SeaChoice Fish!

My Best Health Supplements For Women



I credit my health to, not only, my nutritional efforts but to my natural vitamin supplement routine as well. I take a slew of supplements every day!

Here is a peek into my medicine cabinet!

Probiotics (2 tabs daily on an empty stomach)
Probiotics literally mean pro-life; which makes a whole lot of sense considering over 60% of our immunity and wellness resides within our digestive tract. Probiotics are friendly bacteria that repopulate the bacteria within our digestive tract; and they promote digestion, immunity and work to keep our digestive tract healthy.

The two main cultures are Lactobacillus Bulgaricus and Lactobacillus Acidophilus and they are living culture, so look for probiotics that must be refrigerated.

Fermented foods are excellent probiotic sources, which include:

  • Kefir- fermented milk
  • Miso- fermented soybeans
  • Sauerkraut- fermented cabbage.

I would not recommend heating these foods over 118 degrees celsius, in order to keep the active cultures alive as long as possible.

Sea Vegetables (2 tabs daily)

Include:

  • Spirulina
  • Chlorella
  • Blue/Green Algae

Sea vegetables contain over 10x the minerals than land vegetables; and they are rich in calcium, iron, zinc and amino acids. Sea vegetables offer a wide range of health benefits, including relief from symptoms of:

And improved:

Raspberry Ketones (2 tabs daily)

This potent female tonic is beneficial for women of all ages, from your first period to menopause. They are high in usable minerals that strengthen the pelvic region, thus preparing the uterus for conception and delivery; and relieving menstruation cramps.

Raspberry ketones also help with the hormonal imbalances that characterizes the female fertility period- from our teens to our early 50′s. Since taking raspberry ketones my periods have gotten substantially easier- as easy as periods can be I suppose!

Vitamin D (1000 IU’s daily)

This is a fat soluble vitamin, so unlike vitamin C which is water soluble, the whole dosage can be taken at once, without worry that half of it will be urinated out.

Vitamin D is crucial for those who reside in norther climates where sun exposure in the winter month is scarce; and is essential for bone growth and renewal, as well as the assimilation of calcium and phosphorus. Without vitamin D we may find ourselves S.A.D, struck down with Seasonal Affected Disorder; which is seasonal depression resulting from vitamin D deficiency.

Omega 3 Fatty Acid (2 tabs daily)

In North America where our diets are heavy in animal proteins we tend to get enough omega 6 fatty acids; but tend to be deficient in omega 3 fatty acids, which are plant based, derived from foods like chia and hemp seeds. However the balance is crucial, because when we are balanced in both essential fatty acids, we boost our good cholesterol (HDL), increase our energy, enable weight loss and ensure healthy skin, hair and nails. The balance is VERY important, as an imbalance can lead to memory problems and reproductive challenges.

Milk Thistle (1 dropper full daily, under the tongue)

This a boozer’s best friend, as this potent liver detoxifier helps to rebuild damaged liver cells.

Milk thistle comes in tincture (liquid) form or tablet; I take the tincture under my tongue daily, because under the tongue is where it will be absorbed into bloodstream the quickest.

I take milk thistle daily; however, if I plan on enjoying a few adult libations, I take a dropper full BEFORE going out, then AFTER going out before bed and then the following morning; due to the nature of this plant, it is impossible to overdose, so go wild if you like to indulge!

Liquid Chlorophyll

This is a plants food source, and it fuels their growth from a cellular level, so imagine what it can do for us! And this is a natural breath freshener and body deodorizer, so if you feel that you may get a little ripe by the end of the day, this may be just what you need. I add it to my water everyday and it tastes deliciously minty!

So there it is, the best health supplements for women- for this woman anyways. What’s supplements are in your natural health routine, please comment below!

Vegan Almond Mayo and The Benefits of Soaking Almonds



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Nuts. I love nuts, from pistachios to hazelnuts to almonds, I could eat nuts at every meal for the rest of my life and never get enough of them. I especially love almonds. But the glorious almond can cause some people digestive upsets; in minor cases, stomach aches, but in slightly more serious cases, vomiting or vomiting, ahem, the other way. Regardless of whether almonds give you grief or not, the benefits of soaking almonds are undeniable for us all.

The benefits of soaking almonds are rooted in nutrition. When we soak an almond we increase the enzyme activity by 50% and the nutrient bioavailability by 3 or 4 times than the non soaked variety; so when we are talking about getting the most out of our food, soaking almonds give us a great deal of nutritional bang for our buck.

Another one of the benefits of soaking almonds is that it makes them more digestible. There are hard to digest enzymes within the skin of almonds, and when we soak them, these enzymes leach out into the water (which we discard) therefore removing the irritants; it’s genius really!

But, for me, one of the best benefits of soaking almonds is, by far, that this process makes almonds taste better. Have you ever had a nut that was so bitter, it made you gag? Well, when you soak them, this never happens, the almonds get sweeter and softer to the tooth.

So how does on harness the benefits of soaking almonds in their own home? All you need is ALMONDS, WATER and TIME. The true benefits of soaking almonds is achieved when you allow the nuts to sprout or soak for at least 2 hours, up to 8 hours, which will make them very soft and perfect for Vegan Almond Mayo!

Vegan almond mayo takes so well to the latter of the benefits of soaking almonds, because then we are able to to create a velvety smooth sauce that resembles mayonnaise but is dairy free, and vegan. The key to this sauce is to soak the almonds as long as you can; if you have a really high powered blender, 2-4 hours of soaking will do, but if your blender isn’t super powerful, then endeavor to soak your nuts overnight. The idea is to make this smooth like mayo, so blend until that happens; using water as needed to thin out the sauce.

Watch me demo this recipe and learn more about the benefits of soaking almonds in the video below!

1 cup almonds, soaked overnight and drained
5 cloves garlic,
1 avocado, skinned and pitted
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/3 cup chives
Approx. 1 1/4 cup olive oil
water as needed

Combine all ingredients in a blender, reserving half the amount of olive oil and the water; turn on the machine, and slowly pour the olive oil into the blender. Add water to thin out the blend, a little at a time, until desired consistency is achieved.

Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. WARNING, due to the avocado and the manner with which it oxidizes, there may be some discoloration; don’t be alarmed, this is not an indication of spoilage.

Lemon Zested Greek Yogurt And Raspberry Parfait



It’s well known around these parts that I love smoothies; but I’ll spare you my long winded explanation as to why- we’ve been down that road many times. I want to talk about Greek yogurt.

Every single one of my smoothies contains Greek yogurt; because I like the creaminess it provides. Although I don’t complain, but when someone kindly makes me a smoothie and they neglect to add Greek yogurt, it just isn’t the same. I’ve been known to add Greek yogurt to my boozy smoothies as well; debunking the myth that dairy and alcohol don’t mix. But I warn you, a boozy smoothie made with Greek yogurt and brown cow may yield different results.

Nutrition month wouldn’t be complete without an ode to this ivory colored food stuff; because, straight up, it’s so good for our overall health. There is a saying that goes “healthy stomach means a healthy body”; and if the saying rings true, then Greek yogurt is a must. It has been proven to boost immunity; and it’s no wonder considering the Probiotic Enzymes, which Greek yogurt is renowned for. These said probitics promote helpful bacteria that protect the digestive tract from disease and constipation.

Because Greek yogurt is high in protein, yet low in carbohydrates and sugar, it is an excellent choice for dieters and those looking to build muscle. And an 8oz serving provided nearly 25% of the daily requirement for calcium. The combination of potassium and calcium helps with protein synthesis to create a balanced PH; and a normalized PH level is vital as it aids the blood in carrying oxygen and nutrients to our cells; and helps with nutrient absorption during the digestive process.

So you see why I love the stuff.

Healthy desserts tend to stump people; but when I make dessert I like to highlight simple ingredients. Perhaps it’s because I have never been a huge fan of sweets, but I prefer desserts that are light on the palate and refreshing- this dessert is just that. The combination of lemon zested Greek yogurt with plump and juicy raspberries, organic honey and toasted pistachios is a lovely way finish off any meal!

In fact, this dessert is so healthy you could have it for breakfast- I did!

Lemon Zested Greek Yogurt with Fresh Raspberries

Makes 3 servings

500g plain Greek yogurt

Juice and zest of 2 lemons

2 pints fresh raspberries

½ cup pistachios, chopped and toasted

3 tbsp organic honey

In a blender, combine the yogurt, lemon juice and lemon zest; blend until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

In a wide bottom cup, divide the lemon yogurt evenly between three cups; add the raspberries. Add the toasted pistachios and drizzle 1 tbsp of honey for each cup; serve.

Love Your Liver with Lemon Juice



Liver health is SO important in the conversation about ultimate vitality. Everything we eat, drink, inhale and slather on our bodies must be cleansed by the liver for our protection- just think of this task and what our livers are asked to do for us every moment of the day; so you can imagine that our livers need some love too.

Drink Lemon and Water
This is becoming a fairly well known technique for liver detoxification, and it’s because it works! Each and every morning when you wake up, before anything passes your lips, drink 2 cups of water with the juice of 1 lemon. You want the water to be room temperature, so that the body doesn’t have to warm it up or cool it down; this way this morning elixir can get down to the business of cleansing.

“But I hate lemon water”

Apple cider vinegar- organic- works just as well. And if you are concerned about tooth enamel, ingest through a straw; I don’t care how you do it, as long as you are doing it!

WHY?

Total Body Cleanse
Lemon juice cleanses and detoxifies the liver by increasing it’s own detoxifying enzymes. The liver is an essential piece of the health and vitality puzzle, with over 500 functions, many directly related to detox; the adage “a healthy liver is a healthy body” rings very true.

Increased Bile
Gross, yes. Beneficial, 100%!

Bile in addition to fibre help remove toxins from the body; so when you go number two stimulated by lemon juice, you removed more waste products from the system.

Alkalinize
An acidic body is a sick body; and lemon juice is acidic, it creates an alkaline response in the body. Lemon juice enhances the digestive secretion, meaning that acidic waste is eliminated more effectively.

Keeps Things Moving in the Right Direction
Constipation sucks- just ask anyone who is. Lemon juice stimulates the gut naturally and more gently than coffee. I can guarantee your bowel movements will improve dramatically by doing this one small daily habit.

You Glow Girl…or Boy!
Initially if your liver is taxed, you will break out on your skin; this is a sign that the liver is starting to effectively remove toxins. But after a few weeks of lemon juice and water your skin will be brighter and the blemishes you experience will be nonexistent. Skin health and digestive/liver health are directly correlated. Skip the lotions and potions and start with real food!

Ensuring that you adopt this habit will have wonderful results in your overall feeling of vitality. But you can meet your lemon quota in other ways too:

Make a lemon vinaigrette- 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Whisk until combined and enjoy on your favourite salad.

Infuse a Green Juice with lemons- kale lemonade is a summer favourite of mine. Juice 4 leaves of kale, 3 lemons, ½ cucumber and 2 granny smith apples for a power boost of green liver love!

I can promise you will astonished at how good you feel after drinking lemon water in as little as 7 days.

Until next time, bottoms up!

Benefits Of Coconut Water



Coconut water. If you haven’t caught wind of the hype surrounding the benefits of coconut water, then you must have been in seclusion! Coconut water is fast becoming the darling of the beverage world, with the benefits associated with drinking it being touted by many.

You see, coconut water is Mother Nature’s Gatorade, serving to replenish lost electrolytes and re-hydrating the body, without all the nasty sugar and additives of the aforementioned sports drink. And as the temperature rises and we lose nutrients through our sweat, the benefits of coconut water become even more important.

I have been drinking coconut water since I was young, as my family hails from the islands, where fresh young coconuts are a part of everyday life; roadside stands selling “Coconut Watah” are a dime a dozen! I’m fairly sure that my grandparents weren’t completely aware of the amazing health benefits of coconut water, as the coconut hype is fairly new; they were simply giving us the goods from the Motherland. Regardless, when I sip coconut water, it reminds me of being a child, visiting my family’s native land.

Today the merits of all things coconut are long and storied, and I am certainly a part of the coconut tribe. So when I was approached by ZICO Coconut water, I thought ” why not”; I’m already drinking the stuff! I rather enjoyed their selections, and they certainly have a great deal to choose from. Lattes, chocolate flavor, from concentrate and not from concentrate, ZICO certainly gives the consumer choice.

After sampling all the flavors, I had some questions, because I believe that we should all be well informed consumers, especially when it comes to “It” foods; healthwashing is real people, and you want to make sure that there is truth in labeling of the products you choose to consume.

Here are the questions I posed to the people at ZICO.

Is your coconut water organic? Why or why not?

ZICO is not certified organic.

I noticed that some you sent me were from concentrate and some were not, why is that? What is the different between the two?

“From concentrate” simply means that the coconut water has had most of the water removed during the production process so that it could be more easily transported and stored, and then has had water added back into it later in the process to bring it back to the same nutritional profile as the original coconut water. Removing water and then adding it back in does nothing to reduce the benefits of the coconut water.

Similar to ZICO’s carton product, ZICO concentrate is produced by hand-harvesting the most delicious and nutritious coconuts from around the world. For ZICO in the bottle, we’ve selected a unique blend of coconut waters from the South Pacific to achieve a unique, consistent taste. By sourcing the best coconuts from around the world, ZICO helps to ensure greater quality and flexibility throughout the supply chain. As the fruit matures, the coconut water is gradually replaced by the coconut meat and air. A young coconut has little meat, but the meat it has is very tender, almost a gel. 

You have a variety of flavors, how do the new flavors stack up nutritionally to the original?

ZICO Original NFC is 100 per cent coconut water; ZICO Chocolate and Latte are 85 per cent coconut water and contain cane sugar. ZICO Chocolate and Latte contain less coconut water to maximize the flavour and consistency of the product. However, even our flavours are natural. In fact, ZICO is the ultimate natural hydration beverage for healthy active living and is loaded with 4 essential electrolytes: sodium, magnesium, calcium and potassium.

My thoughts:
Personally I prefer a product not from concentrate, I just do; but I like that ZICO gives the consumer choice. Life is about choices, no?! And as far the Latte and Chocolate flavor are concerned, if I want chocolate flavored coconut water or a latte, I will make them on my own using raw cacao, organic coffee and something other than cane sugar; though I will freely admit, they were delicious, but slightly unnecessary for me and my needs.

Regardless, the benefits of coconut water  are what make me continue to consume it, especially in the heat; but not from concentrate, pure coconut water is the only product I’m interested in. However, I appreciate ZICO’s attempts to innovate!

The summer heat is in full swing, and the aforementioned benefits of coconut water include super hydration; so here is a a refreshing summer sipper that highlights seasonal fruit and amplifies the benefits of coconut water with extra flavor!

Coconut Strawberry Refresher

1 pint strawberries, washed
3 stem of mint, with leaves
1 cup Not From Concentrate Coconut Water
Ice

Juice the strawberries and mint, combine with coconut water; and serve over ice.