View Full Version : Shakey after coconut water....
12-31-2006, 04:24 PM
This is very strange. Whenever I drink coconut water, I get that shakey blood sugar feeling (not sure if that's hypoglycemic or hyperglycemic). I thought it was pretty low on the glycemic index, but perhaps I'm wrong. Has anyone else had this feeling? :confused:
12-31-2006, 04:26 PM
hmm... I just drank some coconut water with pineapple juice in it (came in a box premixed) and I feel fine so far... it was also the first time I've ever drank coconut water...
sorry I can't be more help and I hope you feel better!
12-31-2006, 04:43 PM
Was your system completely empty? That's a very interesting reaction to coconut water. It's pretty mild stuff.
If that happened to me, I'd try it again tomorrow and see what happens.
12-31-2006, 05:16 PM
I have read on here and elsewhere that with diabetes - it is not the sugar - it is the fats - perhaps looking on old threads and posted articles and links will help you determine your situation. I am not trying to say you have diabetes but the glycemias are pre-diabetic conditions which I think you can get rid of with raw. Then again - others say that the coconuts are treated with formaldehyde and that it does get into the meat and water when you open them. I never worried about it myself but it is another possibility to consider. Anyway if you are having a bad reaction you might wish to consider coconut butter or oil - virgin of course. I always prefer to go to the fresh source but try a teaspoon or so and see if you get the same reaction. That may help you determine the cause.
12-31-2006, 05:17 PM
12-31-2006, 05:25 PM
others say that the coconuts are treated with formaldehyde and that it does get into the meat and water when you open them. .
:eek: I have yet to buy a coconut in it's whole form... can you buy them organic then?
01-01-2007, 09:14 AM
Thank you for all your replies. Please keep them coming! I have had coconut water both while empty and with other food in my stomach. I did go ahead and try the coconut butter and I don't seem to have the "shakey" problem. This is frustrating as I love coco water and think it is a great smoothie base! I will keep experimenting and see if I can pinpoint the problem more.
01-01-2007, 11:40 PM
I've had a similar feeling after drinking a full glass of coconut water. Because the coconuts where I live are always pretty old I wasn't sure whether I was getting bad ones or whether my body just wasn't used to it.
01-02-2007, 06:33 PM
Truth Frog is this the water of young coconuts or hairy brown ones? :)
01-02-2007, 08:39 PM
Both, I gave up on coconuts after less than half a dozen though. I want to try a few different markets again now. I think it could be just because I had never had a glass of it before.
Is it normally considered to be very 'strong'? Could a person drink a liter of it like they could, say, drink orange juice?
01-02-2007, 09:51 PM
I suppose you COULD drink it by the glass...I never do, though. I always put it in things. It could be either your system is not used to high quantities of whatever is concentrated in there, or maybe you're mildly allergic. I myself have to be careful about coconut oil. Can't have large quantities of it because I'll start to feel nauseous. I think some of our bodies are just sensitive to the stuff.
01-04-2007, 11:03 AM
Maybe you are allergic to naturally occuring yeasts and molds or the coconut?
This could give a shakey-feeling reaction.
01-04-2007, 11:07 AM
I guess that's possible...but it may also be that we're mildly allergic. You get a lot of coconut-ness when you drink it straight or use the oil. As far as the way I react, I feel a bit nauseous if I either have a pudding thickened with coconut oil, a dried concoction made primarily with coconut, or drink something with too much coconut water in it.
Too bad, though...I do love coconut.
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