Important or not, there is no rule for a little kid; what he or she wants is what he or she really wants. Thus, when I was a child, drinking a lot of water was never became a habit of mine that I even remember my dad shouting at me for not drinking enough water, and commanded me to drink a glass of water in front of him. Gladly, now, I make sure to drink at least eight glasses of water a day and I am finally conscious on what I should and not eat and drink. And one of my current favorite habits is drinking coconut water!

Locally Merci Buco Coconut WaterFor those who do not know, coconut water has a lot of health benefits, which makes it essential: it is a very good source of several nutrients, it promises to hydrate the body and may help to prevent kidney stones and cancer. Considering this, coconut water craze has started that a lot of brands suddenly offers coconut water in the market, which also benefits me as I can conveniently buy and bring it with me whenever I have events and meetings – although I still prefer buying fresh ones from the vendors, I find it difficult sometimes to spot one in the area most especially when my meetings are in Makati. Hence, whenever I am craving for some, I just buy one in tetra pack, but for someone who loves fresh coconut water, I am very particular with the taste and ingredients. With this, I fell in love with Locally Merci Buco!

Locally Merci Buco Coconut WaterLocally Merci Buco is made from pure and organic coconut water sourced and organically grown from local farms in Bicol and Quezon, assuring consumers not only of 100% freshness from the best-tasting natural coco water but also of its numerous health benefits: low calorie content of 40 calories per serving, no sugar added (for plain coco water), no fat and cholesterol, gluten-free, not from concentrate, and non-GMO. What is more, it has the natural properties of coco water such as antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese and zinc. Also, it is a perfect post-workout drink for fitness enthusiasts, because it is loaded with electrolytes that boost one’s energy level. It is also a healthier alternative to sweetened and carbonated sports and energy drinks due to its rich potassium content.

And if you still think that being organic is just for comercial purposes, Locally Merci Buco is certified by both the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)1 and EcoCert2, assuring consumers of the 100% organic drink’s quality and integrity, with ingredients grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, GMO, or ionizing radiation.

Locally Merci Buco Coconut WaterOn the other hand, for those who want to add a hint of flavor in their coco water, Locally Merci Buco is also available in different flavors such as buco lychee and buco pandan.

Now, you can either climb up the nearest coconut tree or just go to Rustan’s and select Puregold and Robinsons supermarkets nationwide and hoard your Merci Buco drinks. Merci Buco is also available in some stores in US and the Middle East. Not available France just yet.

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