When coconut water hit the market, it became an instant sensation - some might call it the “holy-grail health drink”, but here at Buff Bake we like to stay one step ahead of the trends. Recently, we came across a delicious and extremely nutritious H20 alternative, cactus water.
Here’s the best part - it has half the sugar and calories of coconut water.
Cactus water provides the body with the hydration that normal water can’t, and is much tastier than coconut water. Cactus water is also better absorbed into the body than coconut water and retained through our thirsty skin cells, muscles, nerves, organs, and other tissues. It’s also loaded with electrolytes for glowing skin, enhanced sleep, and increased energy.
As if that wasn’t enough, cactus water also helps fight free radical damage, UV/UB damage, and pollution because of a potent antioxidant called taurine, which helps reduce inflammation and detoxify the skin. Taurine also helps repair muscle tissue damaged during exercise. It’s also loaded with vitamins such as B and C, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and iron, which all help boost the immune system.
So when is the best time to have this magnificent drink? Registered dietitians recommend drinking cactus water when hungover, sick, or working out. Cactus water is also a great replacement for coffee when you need an energy boost.
We think our friends over at @truenopal got it right. They carry 100%, all natural, boxed, cactus water made from the prickly pear cactus fruit. With no added sugars or sweeteners, True Nopal will quickly become your favorite go-to H20.