No one can imagine that the next big healthy living trends come out of the desert. It has least of all in the form of water, but here it is.
The days of plain old water are so last season; with the rising affection for Coconut water was just a matter of time before it found a competitor.
Cactus water might sound unusual to you, but just wait until you see all the incredible powers held within a single bottle.
Please note that not just any cactus is fit for human consumption, this water is specifically made with the fruit of the Nopal or “Prickly Pear” cactus.
What is it?
A cactus in its natural state is quite dangerous, not only is it covered with thorns of different sizes and fibers but it also has a specific chemical balance.
These chemicals help to protect the water of cactus that helps it to stay alive in its arid climate.
Cactus water is made from the “Prickley Pear” fruit found on certain cacti and has a berry taste.
Cactus water VS Coconut water
In terms of popularity coconut water still wins as it is a lot cheaper to produce and can be found all over the world.
Cactus water, on the other hand, is more expensive and not as widely distributed.
In comparison to Coconut water, Cactus water is higher in fiber and low in calories, measuring only 18 calories per cup. Cactus water is sweet in flavor thanks to the berry undertones and its big calling card, taurine.
It has a natural amino acid that is not found in Coconut water.
Benefits of drinking cactus water
This drink certainly aims to tick all the boxes when it comes to its benefits. The first and most impressive is the hydrating benefits that it brings to the body.
It has been shown that in terms of absorption into the body’s cells, Cactus water is able to hydrate all levels of cells be it the skin, muscles or nerves.
It is recommended to fitness enthusiasts who need a post-workout drink as it is packed with antioxidants that support tissue repair and reduces inflammation.
Women who complain about a higher frequency of muscular cramps will notice a decrease in it once adding this beverage to their diet.
And of course, there is an added benefit of glowingly radiant skin thanks to a well-hydrated body.
How does it do it?
Cactus water is composed of 100% natural ingredient – Taurine, which is an antioxidant that supports muscle tissue repair, reduces inflammation and provides the body with an energy boost.
It is also full of Vitamin B, C, calcium, magnesium, and iron. All the ingredients are essential to keep a strong immune system and repair it after an illness.
With all that Cactus water has to offer what is seen as an ultimate beverage that helps to recover from extreme exercise, illness or from a hangover.
It is the perfect drink for anyone who wants to lead a naturally healthy lifestyle, plus it is great for your skin.