Coco for Coconut Water!

Coconut water isn’t just another health trend, it’s here to stay! Whether you’re looking for a tasty alternative to water, a non dairy smoothie or a natural  electrolyte boost, coconut water is the way to go. If you weren’t amongst the first wave of coconut water lovers, you may be wondering what’s so good about it – or even what is it? Don’t worry – we have your crash course in coconuts right here!

Milk vs Water – What’s the difference?

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 Coconut water is confused with coconut milk all the time! It’s pretty easy to do! But there are some key differences between the two products. Coconut water is found inside the cavity of the coconut, while coconut milk is made from the white pulp of the fruit. So, there’s your main difference! But the list doesn’t quite stop there!

Coconut milk is much higher in fats in calories. It’s so smooth and creamy that it’s used in recipes such as smoothies, soups and curries. While coconut water on the other hand, contains sodium and potassium, making it the ideal beverage to help you hydrate after exercising.  In fact, coconut water can help replenish body fluids even better than some sports drinks, and some even argue plain water itself! It’s even been dubbed ‘Nature’s Gatorade’!

Now that’s a miracle in a bottle for you!

What Coconut Water can do for You

 There are so many amazing health benefits that come from drinking coconut water! And we’ve got them ready for you, right here!

 Improves Skin Appearance









 That’s right coconut water can even help slow down the signs of aging! It contains a special plant growth hormone called cytokinins that strengthens and hydrates connective tissues and combat against aging! You can even rub some of it straight on to your skin to help with acne, eczema, stretch marks and wrinkles!

Improves Digestive Health

If you’re having some trouble with indigestion, coconut water can provide you with some relief! With a high concentration in fibre, coconut water can help prevent it’s occurrence of indigestion as well as acid reflux.

Reduces Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can sometimes be caused by an uneven level of electrolytes. Now here’s where coconut water comes in! High in electrolytes, this miracle drink can perform a bit of a balancing act and get your blood pressure back to normal with regular consumption!

Weight Loss

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There’s even been some studies aiming to prove that coconut water can aid your with weight loss! It can work to improve your metabolism and even help your body keep itself hydrated! It also acts as a diuretic that helps shed any excess water weight that your body may be holding on to!

Why We Love Coconut Water!

 There are so many reasons why we love coconut water! From the refreshing taste to the incredible health benefits that it can help provide you with, we can’t see any reason not to!

In fact, coconut water is so very near and dear to our hearts that we’ve decided to make it our Peaches Product of the Month! So if we’ve now got you feeling a bit coco for coconut water yourself, make sure to head in store today!

We’ve got Born Coconut Water for just $2.99 per litre!

We’ve gone COCO-LOCO for coconut oil!

Everyone has gone coconut crazy recently. There are so many coconut products out there, from coconut water, milk, rice, yogurt, ice-cream, flakes, oil and a heap more!

With so many products available, we thought we would focus on one of the more diverse products to come from this craze, coconut oil.


What exactly is it??

When you buy coconut oil from us it will be white and solid because it is at room temperature but will melt into clear oil.  Using coconut oil can be a little funny at first because unlike other oils it changes form, but not to worry it is fine to reheat the oil after it solidifies again between uses.

You might have heard some negative things about coconut oil of late, but current research has confirmed that it does indeed have many diverse health advantages! Whether you are looking to lose weight, get added nutritional value in your diet or use on your body- this is one fantastic oil.


Weight loss, de-bloating & healthy fats 

Coconut oil is made from the meat of coconut, which contains MCFA’s (medium chain fatty acids). These fats behave differently to other fats and the good news? It helps with weight loss. The body metabolises the coconut oil fats in the liver where they can be quickly used for energy or turned into ketone bodies…therefore less likely to be stored as fat! Woohoo! If that wasn’t good enough- these fats also aid the digestion process, which make you feel less bloated and protect the body from insulin resistance. 


Reduce cholesterol 

If you suffer from high cholesterol levels then coconut oil may be a good oil supplement for you!

Lauric acid is a type of fatty acid found in coconut oil. It has been shown to increase the good HDL cholesterol in the blood, which helps improve the cholesterol levels in the body.

What’s more, coconut oil helps the thyroid to be restored to its optimal level of functioning, which is great because when your thyroid is not functioning optimally it can lead to higher levels of bad cholesterol.


Softens fine lines

Coconut oil can be used on your skin too!  Because of its hydrating nature, coconut oil helps the connective tissues in the skin remain strong, which softens the appearance of fine lines and gives your skin a healthy glow.

Additionally, coconut oil can be used as a natural skin cleanser because it does not contain petroleum byproducts.


Hair moisturizer

A natural hair mask! Coconut oil protects hair follicles, because of its high amount of vitamin E.  Apply a small dollop (slightly melted)  into your hand and quickly work through your hair. Pin/tie you hair up, pop on a shower-cap, sleep overnight and wash your hair in the morning.  The result? Your hair will have more shine and less frizz. Happy days!


It’s pretty clear we have gone coco-loco for coconut oil! If you want to go a little loco too, head down to Peaches today and grab a jar for yourself!