Plant waters are the new health fad

IT seems plant waters are the latest health fad.
Drinks such as artichoke water and birch tree sap, may sound unlikely tipples, but they are already being tasted by the rich and famous and could soon be gracing the shelves of the supermarkets.
They follow the success of coconut water, which has been endorsed by celebrities such as Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and pop star Rihanna for its supposed nutritional properties.
Some of the drinks are even marketed as ‘super drinks’ which help battle cancer and heart disease, banish wrinkles or ease upset stomachs.
Coconut Water
Contains vitamin C, potassium, traces of iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and zinc and is often dubbed nature’s sports drink by enthusiasts as it rehydrates the body quickly. Coconut water, not to be confused with coconut milk, kicked off the plant water craze in the USA.
Aloe Vera Drink
Contains vitamins A and C, calcium, potassium. Aloe Vera may be best known as an extract used in cosmetics and skin creams, but it is also rich in nutrients and has traditionally been used as a constipation cure. Some fans say the drink can help detox the body.
Birch Tree Water
Contains vitamin C, iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium.
People have been drinking tree sap in Scandinavia for centuries, but it has only become a fashionable sports drink elsewhere in the world in the past couple of years. However, it has little salt to replace the salt you lose when you sweat.
Artichoke water
It one of the most expensive plant drinks around but does contain vitamins A, E, C, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, potassium, calcium, iron. Most drinks are made from the whole vegetable, including the stem and outer leaves, and can be drunk hot or cold.

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