The word “superfood” has become a household term in recent years. As the rise of the health food trend has taken US culture by storm, there has been a sudden explosion in the popularity of proclaimed superfoods. But what exactly IS a superfood?
What Is A Superfood?
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a superfood as ”a food (such as salmon, broccoli, or blueberries) that is rich in compounds (such as antioxidants, fiber, or fatty acids) considered beneficial to a person's health.” Essentially, superfoods are food that have higher-than-average health beneficial properties, and contain antioxidants, vitamins, and other nutrients.
What Makes Maple Water A Superfood?
If you aren’t super familiar with maple water yet, think of it as the lower sugar version of coconut water -- Yes, you read that right! Chock full with electrolytes and vitamins, maple water is Mother Nature’s superfood gift from the trees, and its benefits don’t stop there.
Maple water contains phytochemicals, which are natural compounds that are produced by plants. Phytochemicals are found in fruits, veggies, grains, beans, and many other plant sourced foods. These compounds are believed to help protect your cells damage that could lead to chronic disease.
- Polyphenols & Antioxidants
Polyphenols and antioxidants work to detoxify and protect your body against oxidative stress, and aid in the prevention of inflammation and the aging process. Talk about packing a serious punch!
Prebiotics go hand in hand with probiotics. Prebiotics boost probiotic activity in your gut, supporting your digestive system and stimulating your body’s natural detoxification process. Pair your maple water with a probiotic-packed food to kickstart your next gut cleanse!
Electrolytes are minerals that help keep your body hydrated. Electrolytes are essential to anyone who strives to live a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle, but they are even more essential for individuals who live an active lifestyle. Consuming enough electrolytes is important to hydrate and to rehydrate before, during, and after workouts, as well as through an active day. Maple water is an excellent source of electrolytes, without the added calories and sugar of coconut water and most sports drinks you will find on the shelves.
Now that you have digested the superfood benefits of maple water, allow us to remind you that Drink Simple maple water is also organic, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, contains more manganese than a cup of kale, and has less sugar than coconut water. You may just want to reach for a tall glass of maple water next time you need a refreshing drink!
Written by: Lauren Kelly Bienko