In the United States, a new health water craze has just begun—maple water. Although relatively novel to most health buffs, this new health drink is not new at all, having been around for several hundred years. However, Well + Good reports that it’s steadily gaining ground now by slowly converting coconut water fanatics through its low-sugar content and abundant health benefits.
Maple water is not watered down maple syrup. Like the sweet golden syrup, maple water is taken from the maple tree sap. “It takes 40 gallons of maple water, or sap, to boil down to one gallon of syrup, so the sugar content is quite low in the actual maple sap,” explains Kate Weiler, who created DrinkMaple with co-founder Jeff Rose.
An 8.45-ounce carton of DrinkMaple’s maple water contains four grams of sugar, as opposed to a popular coconut drink that houses 12 grams of sugar in one eight-ounce bottle. Also, its sweet taste is more delicate than coconut water.
In addition, the low sugar tree cocktail boasts of energizing goodness from its overflowing vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and antioxidant content, which has got health nuts to reach for it when they need to recharge—a good sub for sodium- and sugar-laden energy drinks available everywhere.
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