Did You Know…birch tree water has numerous health benefits that go above and beyond pure hydration?
The birch tree, known to some cultures as “the tree of life,” is the source of the hottest new elixir in alternative health circles—birch tree water. Not as distinct in flavor as coconut water, but with equally stellar health benefits, birch tree water is subtly sweet, with a slightly piney aftertaste.
And according to some, the health benefits are real and potent.
What Exactly Is Birch Tree Water?
Much like maple sap, birch tree water is extracted from silver birch trees in early spring, right after the winter frost thaws. This thin watery drink boasts just 18 calories per 100 ml and is full of antioxidants and minerals… including vitamin C, potassium, zinc, copper, calcium, and magnesium.
Birch tree water is diuretic, detoxifying, and astringent. It’s also a very effective way to hydrate, and proponents say that it helps boost endurance and overall performance in athletes.
Headaches and migraines
While the purported benefits have yet to be scientifically validated, drinking birch tree water is certainly better than drinking sugary juices, soft drinks, and flavored waters. Birch tree water is loaded with electrolytes like potassium so is great for re-hydration. Its nutritional profile is similar to that of coconut water but with a few added benefits.