Natural Water Wars
Coconut water, known as the kale of beverages, has been very trendy in the past couple of years as it is packed with natural vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. It has been so trendy that it has accumulated a staggering 400 million dollars a year. With a pie so big it is no surprise other natural ingredient waters are trying to get themselves a slice of it.
Woody waters that include birch and maple saps are trying to break out of the shadows and has recently earned an ‘it’ ingredient status. These types of waters have pure hydrating qualities that can be traced back to the indigenous era. It contains vitamins, minerals, electrolytes and prebiotics that can boost thyroid health, bone strength and blood sugar levels.
Older men would be happier with the new craze that is watermelon water. Known to be a natural Viagra because of its richness in Citrulline, which is an amino acid that relaxes and dilates blood vessels. The best way to drink it is pure 100% watermelon juice that is high in vitamins A and C, magnesium, and lycopene – a skin-aging preventive.
A weird but great new ingredient to drink is liquefied globe artichokes. It has phytonutrient and mineral properties that can be mixed with the flavours of lemon and mint for a refreshing watery drink. It also contains essential vitamins and minerals that include sodium, potassium, calcium and iron.