What It Is

Men's Health (Singapore) - - BULLETINS -

Sap from a maple tree. Col­lected and pro­cessed, and then sold at your lo­cal store, it’s like a drink straight from a maple tree tap. No, it’s not syrup – that’s sap that’s been cooked down. The stuff right from the trunk is slightly sweet, has fewer calo­ries than co­conut wa­ter, and con­tains more than 45 es­sen­tial nu­tri­ents, man­u­fac­tur­ers say. It’s bet­ter than a sug­ary sports drink, says di­eti­tian Valerie Gold­steinBerkowitz. But many of the vaunted nu­tri­ents are not likely to be pre­sent in quan­ti­ties large enough to have any ef­fect on your health. And you’d prob­a­bly have to chug a ton of it to see ben­e­fits like re­duced mus­cle fa­tigue. Still want to try it? Look for a brand with 10 to 20 calo­ries per 8 ounces. Or save your money and drink good old-fash­ioned H2O.

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