Maybe it’s because we are both feeling the nasty pain of too much wine last night but right now I am really missing my coconut water – the world’s best natural hangover cure. Brazilians drink agua de coco like it is going out of style and you will find fresh coconuts stacked high on nearly every street corner ready to be struck open by three deft machete chops. Apparently you need one coconut for a regular-sized hangover (two if you got blitzed) to start your recovery.
Cool and refreshing, with a hint of sweetness, coconut water rehydrates your body – at least that is what the Brazilians claim. Naturally fat-free and low in calories coconut water contains 5 essential electrolytes. It is a great alternative to drinking fluorescent-flavoured sports drinks that claim to make you fly. If you cannot find the real thing or don’t want to drive with a coconut in your hand, Kero Coco is the next best choice in Brazil (in the US you can track down some here).