So, You Are Drinking Tree?

Well I have been seeing a lot of hype surrounding the new “water” that Beyonce has been seen drinking, maple water.  That being said, I am sure the masses...
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Well I have been seeing a lot of hype surrounding the new “water” that Beyonce has been seen drinking, maple water.  That being said, I am sure the masses will be drinking the beverage soon.  Is it really all it is cracked up to be?  That was my mission.

Drinkmaple.com offers the wonderful benefits of the water, indicating, “During the long winter, the sap in maple trees collects nutrients from the soil. When spring comes to Vermont and the days grow warm, the sap starts to run, delivering nutrients and vitality to the tree. That’s when we collect the sap straight from maple trees. In the process, no trees are harmed. On the farms where the maples grow, the trees are sustainably tapped to allow for many years of sustainable water supply.  Untouched. Unspoiled. Unboiled. Only a tree could manufacture water this pure and this hydrating. Maple water is low calorie, gluten-free, dairy-free and non-GMO. It contains 46 naturally occurring polyphenols, antioxidants, prebiotics, minerals and electrolytes. It also has just half the sugar of coconut water and more manganese than a cup of kale. And oh yes, it is the only water with that little hint of maple flavor.”

http://drinkmaple.wpengine.com/about-2/

Well that sounds amazing, but is there another side of the debate?  Time magazine asked scientists is maple water was truly as beneficial as it was being hailed.  The results were not as definitive as I would have thought.  The scientists stated in an interview; “The claim: It’s low-cal and loaded with super-hydrating “bioactive compounds” including vitamins, nutrients, and polyphenols—some of which promote thyroid and bone health.  The truth: The product is so new that there’s little research out there on its health benefits, Villacorta says. And while there’s some research touting maplesyrup as a source of healthy antioxidant compounds, that doesn’t mean maplewater will offer the same compounds in nutritionally significant quantities, he says. Maple water is supposedly high in antioxidants as well as manganese, which assists thyroid health, bone strength, and vitamin absorption, says Lilian Cheung, RD, of the Harvard School of Public Health. “But these claims are not verified by scientific studies,” Cheung adds.”

http://time.com/109387/maple-water-chia-seed-juice-which-health-drinks-are-actually-healthy/

Well there you have, it might be wonderful, but has not been proven yet.  As far as I am concerned, I want to be a diva just like Beyonce, so I will give it a whirl lol!

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