Vitamin-enriched and detoxifying, is maple water 2014's miracle thirst-quencher?
Move over coconut water, maple is having its moment as the must-try drink of 2014.
And no, nutritionists' latest health trick is not the quick-slimming maple syrup potion Beyoncé used to shed pounds for her role in Dreamgirls, it's a natural drink emulsified with pure maple sap that boasts a healthy list of minerals and vitamins.
By swapping your daily spring water for the maple newcomer you'll add an extra dose of sugar, calcium, potassium, magnesium and manganese to your diet, all swirled together in a subtly sweet liquid that's a tiny 15 calories.
So what exactly is it? Seva, Vertical Water and Drink Maple, three brands at the forefront of the tasty drinks trend, all use the tree's sap itself - a water that's infused with nature's goodies on its way up the trunk.
But rest assured, you won't be sipping on thick caramel treacle packed with sugar. The new concoction has less than a teaspoon of the sweet stuff and is still super-hydrating at a mighty 95% water.
Hitting US shelves this spring, you can't get your hands on the quaffable maple water quite yet (unless you're lucky enough to be crossing the pond, of course) but we're betting it won't be long until the UK gets a welcome visit from Canada's organic export.
Could this be the cheat sugar treat we've been waiting for? We do hope so...
Sweet tooth? Here are 9 ways to get your sugar fix (without touching the bad stuff).
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