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What I’m Drinking Now: Maple Water

It wasn’t that long ago that my beverage intake consisted mainly of Diet Dr. Pepper, powdered fruit punch and low-calorie sports drinks. I seldom even sipped water because it was tasteless and boring. I didn’t understand the importance of good hydration to help detoxify my system. Now that I’m eating clean, water is a staple in my diet. Though sometimes, a new drink is exciting after a long workout. Recently, I stumbled upon my new favorite beverage, maple water.

I don’t find maple syrup all that appealing, so I wasn’t initially drawn to the product. But after regularly seeing it in health food markets and continually hearing its claim of being a natural way to hydrate, I broke down and gave it a try. And to my surprise, I really liked it. And on the plus side, it’s low in sugar and calories, unlike coconut water.

While I no longer count calories, I do try to limit my sugar intake. I found the sweetness of maple water to be subtle and thankfully, not as rich and heavy like maple syrup. The light taste grew on me, too. Like coconut water, I also felt replenished after drinking a 10-ounce bottle post workout. The price is a tad bit higher than raw coconut water, but the few extra pennies won’t prevent me from buying maple water regularly in the future.

If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to sports drinks without the artificial ingredients, colors or added sugars, I strongly recommend maple water. Try my favorite kind: Happy Tree. However, I’m not sure if I will jump on the bandwagon for its health benefits alone. Since it’s such a new product, there is no proof of the claim that their vitamins, nutrients and polyphenols promote bone and thyroid health. Stay tuned. I’m sure the media will inquire more if maple water becomes a mainstream drink.

What is your favorite post-workout treat?

 

8 Comments

  1. We’ve been having water with fresh mint from our garden and maybe also a squeeze of lemon – quick lemonade! Very tasty.

  2. Caryn Sullivan

    That sounds awesome. Sometimes I combine mint and basil, but haven’t tried the lemon, too. Great idea.

  3. I have never even heard of maple water, but I am going to check our natural marketplace and see if they have it. #SitsSharefest

  4. WOAH. I have never heard of this before but love me some maple syrup. Also planning a trip to Whole Foods soon, so will have to see if they have it in stock. Thanks for the recommendation (and also stopping in from SITS Sharefest!). Hope you’re having a great weekend :)

  5. This the first I have heard of it. Thanks for sharing. We have lots of fresh coconut water here in Mexico :-) #sitsblogging

  6. I’m like you – I hate drinking water. It doesn’t matter if it’s ice cold or has lemon in it or any of the other things most people like, it’s just boring. But I had not heard about maple water. I’ll have to give it a try. I like maple donuts and maple syrup, so hopefully I’ll like it better than plain water. #SITSSharefest

  7. Caryn Sullivan

    Thanks to #SITSSharefest followers. I do think maple water is a great way way to jump into drinking water. And, for those who don’t like coconut, it is a great substitute for coconut water. It is fairly new so may not be sold in traditional grocery stores, but many health food stores (Whole Foods, etc.) stock it. For those maple syrup lovers out there, I would like to know if you like it because it doesn’t taste as strong as the syrups.

  8. Amanda Wilson

    I love that you mentioned your Dt. Dr. Pepper addiction :) Great stories, advice. Love it!

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